Daily Archives: August 5, 2020

2020-08-05: News Headlines

Alan MacLeod (2020-08-05). Media's 'cancel culture' debate obscures direct threats to first amendment. mronline.org A short and rather vaguely worded open letter published in Harper's Magazine(7/7/20) earlier this month caused an unlikely media storm that continues to rumble on.

Alan Macleod (2020-08-05). Beirut Blast a Deadly Blow to Lebanon's Already Shattered Economy. mintpressnews.com With Lebanon already suffering from a food crisis, currency collapse, and economic sanctions, the devastating explosion at Beirut's biggest port may be a death knell for the country's economy.

Alan Macleod (2020-08-05). Backed by Millions from Pro-Israel Interests, Antone Melton-Meaux Takes Aim at Ilhan Omar. mintpressnews.com A little-known union-busting attorney from Minnesota is raking in millions in campaign donations, mostly from out of state, in his attempt to unseat anti-war Rep. Ilhan Omar.

Andrew Korybko (2020-08-05). 5 August 2019: The Kashmir Conflict and the Aksai Chin Border Clash, A Dark Day for India-China Relations. globalresearch.ca Most observers at the time regarded India's de-facto annexation of Jammu & Kashmir on 5 August 2019 as being a defining moment for either India's internal affairs or Indian-Pakistani relations, but in reality it was a defining one for Indo-Sino …

Ramzy Baroud (2020-08-05). Apartheid or One State: Has Jordan Broken a Political Taboo? dissidentvoice.org What will it take for the idea of a two-state solution, which was hardly practical to begin with, to be completely abandoned? Every realistic assessment of the situation on the ground indicates, with palpable clarity, that there can never be a viable Palestinian state in parts of the West Bank and Gaza. Politically, the idea …

Staff (2020-08-05). Trump Has A Path To Victory. It's Voter Suppression. therealnews.com The real threat facing the 2020 election isn't Russian interference or voter fraud, it's the GOP's massive voter suppression effort, argues journalist Greg Palast.

Eds. (2020-08-05). Happy Birthday: Critique of Dialectical Reason! mronline.org On the 60th anniversary of Jean-Paul Sartre's key text on Marxism, Robert Boncardo shows us why it is still relevant, and urgently needed, today.

Editor (2020-08-05). The virus, the GDP and the profit motive. workers.org "The coronavirus pandemic's toll on the nation's economy became emphatically clearer Thursday," the New York Times wrote July 30, "as the government detailed the most devastating three-month collapse on record, which wiped away nearly five years of growth." Specifically, the gross domestic product, "the broadest measure of goods and services . . . |

Kimball Cariou (2020-08-05). Don't fall victim to the right's anti-science coronavirus conspiracy theories. peoplesworld.org With no early end in sight to the COVID-19 pandemic, two crucial questions are on the agenda: How can we protect lives in this emergency, and what fundamental economic changes can prevent big corporate interests from imposing the burden of this crisis on working people? The second question is a subject for another commentary, but …

A Guest Author (2020-08-05). Boston school workers blast 'reopening plans'. workers.org By Steve Gillis, Financial Secretary, USW Local 8751 and G. Lechat, Harvard TPS Coalition Boston Public School nurses, teachers and bus drivers occupied City Hall Plaza on July 29, vowing to defend public safety by any means necessary. The action was a response to the threatening, dangerous demands of the . . . |

Kathryn Shihadah (2020-08-05). Do Hundreds of UN Resolutions Prove the United Nations has an Anti-Israel Bias? mintpressnews.com Palestine has been a prominent UN topic since 1949 and has been the subject of at least seven hundred resolutions, but does that mean the UN has it out for Israel as many of its supporters claim?

Staff (2020-08-05). Oregon Sen. Merkley Stands With Community Leaders Calling For A Moratorium On Utility Cut Offs. therealnews.com Interfaith Power and Light leaders Rev. Michael Malcom and Rev. Dallas Conyers talk with Sen. Jeff Merkley about the moral obligation to end water and electricity shutoffs.

Scott Ritter (2020-08-05). ATOMIC BOMBINGS AT 75: The Decision to Drop the Bomb on Japan and the Genesis of the Cold War. thealtworld.com The head of the Manhattan Project said, "The purpose of the whole project was to subdue the …

Staff (2020-08-05). Sen. Sherrod Brown Talks With Ohio Mother Facing Water Shutoff. therealnews.com The woman says she and other working people face trauma every day, with little help from the federal government.

Roy Eidelson (2020-08-05). Black Lives Matter: Resisting the Propaganda of Status Quo Defenders. counterpunch.org First came the new names—Breonna Taylor, George Floyd, Rayshard Brooks, and others—all added one by one to the long list of tragic, unjustifiable police killings of Black Americans. Then came the batons, the pepper spray, the tear gas, the flash-grenades, the helicopters, the armored vehicles, and the rubber bullets wielded against nonviolent Black Lives Matter protesters across the United States,

Combined Sources (2020-08-05). South African Communist Party celebrates 99 years, plans next stage of struggle. peoplesworld.org South African Communist Party (SACP) leader Blade Nzimande said it was critical to recall its "anti-imperialist foundations" in a televised address on Aug. 2 as the party celebrated its 99th anniversary. He said that the end of apartheid did not mean the end of imperialism, which he said instead had become "more arrogant and more …

Joshua Hanks (2020-08-05). Struggle makes headway, but fight far from over in Portland, Ore. workers.org When federal officers entered Portland, Ore., over the July 4 weekend and began to confront Black Lives Matter protesters, it quickly became clear that the protesters were not going to be driven out. The presence of federal officers only galvanized protesters, who turned out by the thousands night after night. . . . |

John Catalinotto (2020-08-05). Republicans sabotage as negotiations delay pandemic relief package. workers.org Aug. 3 — Talks between the Republican administration and its majority Republican Senate with the Democratic Party House and Senate leaders have failed so far to reach agreement. This impasse holds up the emergency relief, which Republicans call CARES-2, beyond the date when vital unemployment supplements expired and the rent . . . |

Staff (2020-08-05). The End of Big Tech? Calls Grow to Break Up Facebook, Amazon for "Mob-Like" Behavior, Monopoly Power. democracynow.org Calls are growing to break up the Big Tech giants, with a handful of companies controlling more and more of the technology industry, crowding out or acquiring would-be competitors and exercising vast power over the U.S. economy. Lawmakers grilled the CEOs of Amazon, Apple, Google and Facebook during a hearing last week on whether their companies are guilty of stifling competition, in a scene reminiscent of the 1994 hearing of tobacco executives who claimed cigarettes were not addictive. This came just days after Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos reportedly made $13 billion in a single day, even as the coronavirus pandemic ha…

Staff (2020-08-05). Journalist Rami Khouri: Beirut Explosion Follows Years of Lebanese Gov't Incompetence & Corruption. democracynow.org The explosion in the port of Beirut, which killed at least 100 people and injured about 4,000 others, is the latest blow to Lebanon, which already faces an economic, political and public health crisis amid the coronavirus pandemic. The blast is believed to have been triggered by 2,700 tons of highly explosive ammonium nitrate inexplicably left unattended in a warehouse for six years. Journalist Rami Khouri says it's further proof of "the cumulative incompetence, corruption, lassitude, amateurism and uncaring attitude by successive Lebanese governments" that have failed the country. "It's the ruling political elit…

Staff (2020-08-05). Headlines for August 5, 2020. democracynow.org Massive Explosion Tears Through Beirut, Leaving Hundreds Missing and Thousands Injured, Lebanon's PM Says 2,700 Tons of Ammonium Nitrate Sparked "National Catastrophe" in Beirut, Mississippi Becomes Biggest U.S. Coronavirus Hot Spot as Governor Mandates Masks, Georgia Prisoners Livestream Video From Prison Uprising Amid Coronavirus Outbreak, Chicago Schools Cancel September Classes as Union Threatens Strike Over Coronavirus Safety, U.N. Warns Coronavirus School Closures Have Impacted Over One Billion Students, Brazil COVID-19 Deaths Approach 100,000 as Infections Surge in India, Black Lives Matter & Ferguson Acti…

Staff (2020-08-05). "Despair and Destruction": Doctor in Beirut Describes Harrowing Scenes After Massive Port Explosion. democracynow.org As Beirut reels from a massive explosion that killed at least 100 people and injured thousands, we get an on-the-ground update from pediatrician and writer Dr. Seema Jilani, who treated her own daughter for injuries after the blast. "It was extremely packed because we're just coming out of a four-day lockdown," says Jilani. "Everybody was out." Lebanon's Prime Minister Hassan Diab called the explosion a "national catastrophe."

Mehr News Agency (2020-08-05). Iran's shipment of humanitarian aid to Lebanon. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Aug. 05 (MNA) — Iranian Red Crescent Society sent 95 tons of food and medicine to Beirut from Mehrabad Airport on Wednesday evening.

Mehr News Agency (2020-08-05). Iran to send 2000 humanitarian packs to Beirut. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Aug. 05 (MNA) — "2,000 packages weighing 9 tons of food, as well as medicine and medical supplies, will be sent to Lebanon by IRCS", Iranian Red Crescent Society spokesman announced.

Climate Reality Project (2020-08-05). Tuesday 8/11: Indigenous Leadership in the U.S. Environmental and Climate Justice Movements. indybay.org Online…

Speak Out Now (2020-08-05). Saturday 8/22: What Lies Ahead: Online Townhall with economist Jack Rasmus. indybay.org Online meeting, see website for details…

_____ (2020-08-05). Amazon Workers Blocked Delivery Trucks For Hours. popularresistance.org Amazon warehouse workers shut down deliveries at an Amazon Distribution Center in the San Francisco Bay Area for several hours on Saturday, demanding the company implement more safety measures to protect workers against COVID-19 and increased pay to reflect the cost of living in one of the country's most expensive metro areas. | Early Saturday, a caravan of cars, organized by Bay Area Amazonians, an Amazon warehouse worker and delivery-driver led group, drove into the warehouse parking lot, blocking Amazon delivery vans from leaving the facility for roughly three hours and disrupting the flow of business, accordi…

RT (2020-08-05). Ex-NYT reporter publishes new anti-lockdown book, calls out '90% of media' on parroting same lines on Covid responses. rt.com Alex Berenson's latest chapter in a series of books about Covid-19, the first of which was briefly censored by Amazon, questions both the media's coverage of the pandemic and the effectiveness of lockdowns. | "I think it's really important, at a time when 90 percent of media… is saying the same thing, with very little pushback or smart questioning, to get different perspectives," Berenson told Fox News about the self-published 'Unreported Truths about COVID-19 and Lockdowns: Part 2: Update and Examination of Lockdowns as a Strategy.' | "Even if you disagree with me completely, it's always good to know what o…

_____ (2020-08-05). John Pilger: Another Hiroshima is Coming — Unless We Stop It Now. strategic-culture.org Hiroshima and Nagasaki were acts of premeditated mass murder unleashing a weapon of intrinsic criminality. It was justified by lies that form the bedrock of 21st century U.S. war propaganda, casting a new enemy, and target — China. | John PILGER | When I first went to Hiroshima in 1967, the shadow on the steps was still there. It was an almost perfect impression of a human being at ease: legs splayed, back bent, one hand by her side as she sat waiting for a bank to open. | At a quarter past eight on the morning of August 6, 1945, she and her silhouette were burned into the granite. | I stared at the shadow…

yenisafak (2020-08-05). Turkey 'neutralized' more than 100 terrorists in July. yenisafak.com Turkish security forces "neutralized" more than 100 terrorists in July, a government official said on Wednesday.Speaking at a monthly news briefing, Turkish Interior Ministry spokesman Ismail Catakli said the country "neutralized" 105 terrorists, including 80 PKK/KCK, 23 Daesh/ISIS, two leftist terror group members.Catakli added that five of them were on the gray category of the Interior Ministry's wanted terrorists list with up to a bounty of 500,000 Turkish liras ($71,246) on each head.The wanted list is divided into five color-coded categories, with red as the most wanted, followed by blue, green, orange and g…

Vijay Prashad (2020-08-05). How Trump managed to lead the World with the worst response to COVID-19 pandemic. mronline.org Six months ago, on January 30, the director-general of the World Health Organization (WHO), Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, announced a public health emergency of international concern (PHEIC). Ten days before this, the Chinese government had said—to great alarm—that the coronavirus could be transmitted from human to human.

Gordon Duff (2020-08-05). Israel Hits Beirut with Nuclear Missile, Trump and Lebanese Govt. Confirm (continually updating). thealtworld.com Trump confirms this was a bombing, not an accident and is immediately scourged by pro-Israel press…starting with the Daily Beast | #Breaking #Syria President Assad orders all borders and ports in the country open to #Lebanon, orders caravans of ambulances to head to #Beirut and ferry injured to hospitals in #Damascus, and launches an air bridge of medical and food supplies between the two cities | Israeli Delilah missile carrying 6 kiloton (6000 tons of TNT equivalent) nuclear missile (unretouched photo via VT Damascus) Ti…

Anthony Cartalucci (2020-08-05). Why is the US Funding Protesters to Attack Thailand's Military and Monarchy? thealtworld.com And why is the Western media pretending the US isn't funding them? | The Southeast Asian nation of Thailand has in recent years "tilted" too far toward China for Washington's liking. | Now, the familiar signs of US-backed covert regime change are evident in Thailand's streets. Protests are openly targeting Thailand's current government as well as its military and constitutional monarchy. Protests are similar to US-backed unrest seen recently in Hong Kong and are becoming more frequent despite their poor attendance and an overall protest-weary public. | Despite the superficial and deliberately ambiguous stated goa…

Mark Gruenberg (2020-08-05). NEA launches lobbying for $175 billion to aid schools. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON —The nation's largest union, the National Education Association, is asking its members and allies nationwide to lobby lawmakers to include $175 billion to aid schools in the next economic relief act dealing with the impact of coronavirus closures. And they're also making the point the issue is in the hands of lawmakers, particularly senators' …

Eds. (2020-08-05). Black August and Black liberation: "study, fast, train, fight." mronline.org The struggle for African/Black freedom in the United States began with the arrival of the first enslaved Africans to this territory in 1619.

Makasi Motema (2020-08-05). Brazil: From pandemic to genocide. workers.org Since the pandemic began, Brazilians have suffered 93,000 deaths and 2.7 million infections — the second highest number of infections in the world after the United States. Far from marshaling his country's resources to battle the disease, Bolsonaro has intentionally sabotaged Brazil's COVID-19 response. Like his U.S. analog, the right-wing . . . |

Seiji Yamada (2020-08-05). Hiroshima, Technique, and Bioweapons. counterpunch.org My family comes from Hiroshima, and I was born there myself. On August 6, 1945, my father was thirteen and just far enough away from home in the center of Hiroshima, across a few hills assigned to digging potatoes. The rest of his immediate family was scattered far enough from Ground Zero to survive. Branches of his family and branches of my mother's family came to an end that day, however.

Mark Gruenberg (2020-08-05). Threat of strike forces Chicago to cancel school re-opening plan. peoplesworld.org CHICAGO—The Chicago Public Schools have backed down from their plan to reopen school buildings in August despite the coronavirus pandemic. City Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced the reversal in a morning press conference on August 5, citing health recommendations and parent and teacher concern as her reasons. City schools will hold remote-only classes for the first …

Chris Banks (2020-08-05). Gloria La Riva stands with San Juan County prisoners in their revolt. liberationnews.org Liberation News screenshot of video of San Juan County Adult Detention Center posted by San Juan County Sheriff's Office U.S. presidential candidate Gloria La Riva, who will appear on the ballot in New Mexico and other states on the Party for Socialism and Liberation's ticket, expresses solidarity with the July 13 uprising at San Juan …

Anand Naidoo (2020-08-05). The Heat: China-U.S. relations take another hit. america.cgtn.com China and U.S. relations take another hit after President Trump threatens to shut down TikTok. | What is driving Washington's attacks on Beijing?

RT (2020-08-05). Los Angeles DA's husband charged with ASSAULT for pointing gun at BLM protesters on his porch. rt.com The husband of Los Angeles' first black district attorney has been charged with multiple counts of assault with a firearm for pointing a gun at Black Lives Matter protesters who showed up on the couple's doorstep. | David Lacey, whose wife is LA District Attorney Jackie Lacey, has been charged with three counts of assault with a firearm, according to

RT (2020-08-05). Biden's wife says he WILL debate Trump, as his campaign blames right wingers for 'imaginary controversy'. rt.com Joe Biden's wife confirmed in a Fox News interview that he will go through with plans for debates with President Donald Trump, ignoring the advice of some political strategists and media outlets such as CNN. | "Oh yes, he will," Jill Biden told Fox's Dana Perino on Tuesday. "I think they've already, I think it's three debates they've decided on. So yes, he will be there." She added that her husband, the presumptive Democratic nominee for president, will make up his own mind rather than being swayed by those who are urging him to skip the debates. | Jill Biden's comments echoed those of Biden campaign spokes…

RT (2020-08-05). Facebook launches TikTok RIVAL as Microsoft in '$30bn' buyout talks. rt.com Instagram, owned by tech giant Facebook, has launched its new 'Reels' short video feature in 50 countries — including the US — in what appears to be a direct challenge to TikTok. Microsoft is currently in talks to buy the latter.

RT (2020-08-05). NYC setting up quarantine CHECKPOINTS to monitor visitors from 34 states, de Blasio says. rt.com New York City is setting up checkpoints at bridges, tunnels and train stations to crack down on visitors from 34 states attempting to elude a statewide mandatory two-week Covid-19 quarantine, Mayor Bill de Blasio has announced. | De Blasio warned visitors that the city would be tightening its surveillance of new arrivals at "key entry points" during a press conference on Wednesday. Visitors "will be reminded that [quarantine] is required, not optional," he told reporters, adding that failure to self-isolate can net violators a $10,000 fine. | Mayor de Blasio says, "starting today," NYC will put COVID checkpoin…

RT (2020-08-05). Protesters SUE Seattle over 'expensive gear' required to confront cops, demand ban on riot control weapons. rt.com A group of protesters has sued the Seattle government, arguing that "unmitigated police violence" has imposed a monetary cost on their right to demonstrate freely, forcing them to buy expensive gear to safely confront the cops. | Filed by five plaintiffs who took part in ongoing protests in Seattle, the suit seeks a temporary restraining order barring the city's police department from wielding force and crowd control munitions on demonstrators, alleging heavy-handed police tactics have made "safe protest prohibitive," as "one needs an exceptional amount of protective gear to enjoy that freedom." | Also on rt.c…

RT (2020-08-05). Poll asks whether you'd be more willing to take anti-Covid vaccine if recommended by…Oprah, LeBron, or Tom Brady. rt.com A new poll to measure people's trust in a potential Covid-19 vaccine asked respondents whether they would be more likely to take it if select celebrities and sports stars gave it their stamp of approval. | "If each of the following people or groups encouraged Americans to receive the coronavirus vaccine, would you be more or less likely to get vaccinated or would it not have an impact on your decision?" the Politico/Morning Consult

RT (2020-08-05). Biden backs out of attending Democratic convention on Covid-19 fears, will instead accept presidential nomination VIRTUALLY. rt.com Joe Biden won't be traveling to Milwaukee as planned to accept the Democratic presidential nomination – he and other scheduled speakers at the party's national convention will give their speeches remotely, due to Covid-19 fears. | "From the very beginning of this pandemic, we put the health and safety of the American people first," Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez said Wednesday. | "We followed the science, listened to doctors and public health experts, and we continued making adjustments to our plans in order to protect lives. That's the kind of steady and responsible leadership America deserv…

RT (2020-08-05). Gaffe-smothered Biden laughs off the idea he should take a cognitive test. rt.com Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden has mocked an interviewer who asked him if he would take a cognitive test, and also dismissed Donald Trump's challenge to do so. | "Why the hell would I take a test?" the 77-year-old politician asked, during a Tuesday Yahoo News interview after confirming that he has not taken one. Biden then used his catchphrase "come on, man" to mock the very idea, adding that it is like asking the interviewer, Errol Barnett, if he has been taking cocaine before the interview. | Biden concluded by saying he believes that Barnett was trying to "goad" him during the interview, but…

RT (2020-08-05). Former nurse defeats veteran congressman in another victory for the left wing of the Democratic party. rt.com Cori Bush has unseated Democratic Party congressman William Lacy Clay, defeating a political dynasty that has represented its district in St Louis, Missouri, for more than half a century. | The race ended on Tuesday night, though far from a landslide, with Bush, a former nurse,

The Canary (2020-08-05). Government criticised for quarantine 'failures' and treatment of children as coronavirus cases rise. thecanary.co The government has been criticised for treating children "as an afterthought" during the coronavirus (Covid-19) crisis and not acting quickly enough to close the UK border in the early days of the pandemic.A failure to quarantine travellers arriving in the UK in the early days of the pandemic "accelerated" the spread of Covid-19, a new report by the Commons Home Affairs Select Committee suggests.Meanwhile, children's commissioner Anne Longfield said the re-opening of schools "should be prioritised" as lockdown measures are eased, saying schools must be the first to reopen and the last to close during any local lo…

The Canary (2020-08-05). Beirut surveys devastation with thousands injured and death toll rising after massive explosion. thecanary.co Residents of Beirut awoke to a scene of devastation on 5 August, a day after a massive explosion at the city's port sent shock waves across the Lebanese capital, killing dozens of people and wounding thousands.Smoke was still rising from the port, where a towering grain silo was shattered. Major downtown streets were littered with debris and damaged vehicles, and building facades were blown out.At hospitals across the city, people had been waiting all night for news of loved ones who had gone missing or were wounded. Others posted requests for help online.Authorities say at least 70 people were killed and 3,000 w…

The Canary (2020-08-05). Marine heatwaves can dramatically shift habitat for wildlife, study finds. thecanary.co Marine heatwaves can shift suitable habitat for sea turtles, whales and other wildlife by thousands of kilometres in the world's oceans, research suggests.While periods of unusually hot temperatures in part of the ocean are known to hit species which cannot move, such as corals, many creatures in the seas can relocate to find their preferred conditions.A study by US scientists suggests the distance they might have to move to find more suitable sea temperatures can range from tens to thousands of kilometres.This could have major impacts on wildlife and natural systems, as well as for human activities such as fishi…

CP Editor (2020-08-05). Nina Simone: Mississippi Goddam. counterpunch.org

pip.hinman (2020-08-05). After a lifetime of discrimination older women slip into poverty. greenleft.org.au

Eds. (2020-08-05). A tale of two Chomskys: Cancel culture vs. neoliberal hegemonic soft power. mronline.org Noam Chomsky has been writing about the lack of democracy under neoliberal hegemony for decades, which is why I was so surprised that he signed the recent Harper's Letter.

Steve Topple (2020-08-05). The Tories coronavirus plan has paid off. We're now blaming each other for this mess. thecanary.co It seems that the Conservative government's approach to the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic has paid off. Because the latest YouGov polling

Patrick Cockburn (2020-08-05). The Government's Failed Track-and-Trace System is a Disaster for England. zcomm.org The allegation that Boris Johnson is a bombastic blowhard and careerist who is out of his depth in a real crisis has been confirmed all too frequently by events…

Tony Cartalucci (2020-08-05). Bangkok Political Unrest. Is the US Funding Protesters to Attack Thailand's Military and Monarchy? globalresearch.ca The Southeast Asian nation of Thailand has in recent years "tilted" too far toward China for Washington's liking. | Now, the familiar signs of US-backed covert regime change are evident in Thailand's streets. Protests are openly targeting Thailand's current government as …

Stephen Lendman (2020-08-05). Devastating Beirut Explosion: An Accident or Something More Sinister? globalresearch.ca On Tuesday, a massive explosion rocked Beirut, Lebanon's port area. | Scores were killed, thousands wounded, dozens of people missing, along with widespread destruction and damage. | According to Lebanese authorities, around 2,700 tons of highly explosive ammonium nitrate were stored in …

Stephen Lendman (2020-08-05). US War on Chinese Enterprises. globalresearch.ca US war on China's rising prominence on the world stage is a bipartisan affair. | It won't likely miss a beat if Biden succeeds Trump in January. | US hostility toward China by Republicans and Dems differs only or largely in style …

Vijay Prashad (2020-08-05). "People of Kashmir are living in shock" peoplesdispatch.org In 2019, India's ruling BJP finally enacted what what its fascistic ideological parent, the RSS, had wanted 66 years beforehand – the abrogation of special status of Jammu and Kashmir. Communist leader M.Y. Tarigami talks about the past year…

Peoples Dispatch (2020-08-05). Dismissal of public school workers in Portugal met with widespread condemnation. peoplesdispatch.org Massive reductions are due to take place in public schools in Portugal even as reports highlight an imminent risk of lack of school professionals in the upcoming academic year because of the COVID-19 pandemic…

grants.gov (2020-08-05). WaterSMART Grants: Water and Energy Efficiency Grants for Fiscal Year 2021. grants.gov BOR-DO-21-F001 | Funding Opportunity ID: | 327729 | Opportunity Number: | BOR-DO-21-F001 | Opportunity Title: | WaterSMART Grants: Water and Energy Efficiency Grants for Fiscal Year 2021 | Opportunity Category: | Discretionary | Opportunity Category Explanation: | Funding Instrument Type: | Cooperative Agreement | Grant | Category of Funding Activity: | Natural Resources | Category Explanation: | CFDA Number(s): | 15.507 | Eligible Applicants: | Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification) | Additional Information on Eligibil…

grants.gov (2020-08-05). Small Business Transportation Resource Center – West Central Region. grants.gov USDOT-OST-OSDBU-SBTRCWC-2020-1 | Funding Opportunity ID: | 327716 | Opportunity Number: | USDOT-OST-OSDBU-SBTRCWC-2020-1 | Opportunity Title: | Small Business Transportation Resource Center – West Central Region | Opportunity Category: | Discretionary | Opportunity Category Explanation: | Funding Instrument Type: | Cooperative Agreement | Category of Funding Activity: | Business and Commerce | Category Explanation: | CFDA Number(s): | 20.910 | Eligible Applicants: | Public and State controlled institutions of higher education | Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the…

grants.gov (2020-08-05). HERO Appendix G: Team Composition. grants.gov 80JSC019N0001-TEAM | Funding Opportunity ID: | 327715 | Opportunity Number: | 80JSC019N0001-TEAM | Opportunity Title: | HERO Appendix G: Team Composition | Opportunity Category: | Discretionary | Opportunity Category Explanation: | Funding Instrument Type: | Cooperative Agreement | Grant | Procurement Contract | Category of Funding Activity: | Science and Technology and other Research and Development | Category Explanation: | CFDA Number(s): | 43.003 | Eligible Applicants: | Unrestricted (i.e., open to any type of entity above), subject to any clarification in text field en…

grants.gov (2020-08-05). Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit, Chesapeake Watershed CESU. grants.gov G20AS00100 | Funding Opportunity ID: | 327725 | Opportunity Number: | G20AS00100 | Opportunity Title: | Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit, Chesapeake Watershed CESU | Opportunity Category: | Discretionary | Opportunity Category Explanation: | Funding Instrument Type: | Cooperative Agreement | Category of Funding Activity: | Science and Technology and other Research and Development | Category Explanation: | CFDA Number(s): | 15.808 | Eligible Applicants: | Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification) | Additional Information…

grants.gov (2020-08-05). Epidemiologic Cohort Study of Interstitial Cystitis. grants.gov RFA-DP-21-002 | Opportunity ID: | 327721 | Opportunity Number: | RFA-DP-21-002 | Opportunity Title: | Epidemiologic Cohort Study of Interstitial Cystitis | Opportunity Category: | Discretionary | Opportunity Category Explanation: | Funding Instrument Type: | Cooperative Agreement | Category of Funding Activity: | Health | Category Explanation: | CFDA Number(s): | 93.283 | Eligible Applicants: | State governments | County governments | City or township governments | Special district governments | Independent school districts | Public and State controlled institutions of high…

Ted Regencia (2020-08-05). Up to 300,000 Left Homeless by Beirut Explosion: Live Updates. globalresearch.ca Lebanese President Michel Aoun called for an emergency cabinet meeting on Wednesday and said a two-week state of emergency should be declared following a massive explosion in Beirut that killed at least 100 people and injured 4,000 others. | The explosion …

grants.gov (2020-08-05). Create Interactive Content to Complement English Language Radio Scripts. grants.gov AFKHT-FY20-001 | Funding Opportunity ID: | 327710 | Opportunity Number: | AFKHT-FY20-001 | Opportunity Title: | Create Interactive Content to Complement English Language Radio Scripts | Opportunity Category: | Discretionary | Opportunity Category Explanation: | Funding Instrument Type: | Grant | Category of Funding Activity: | Other (see text field entitled "Explanation of Other Category of Funding Activity" for clarification) | Category Explanation: | Public Diplomacy | CFDA Number(s): | 19.040 | Eligible Applicants: | Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information o…

Neil Demause (2020-08-05). Melbourne's 'State of Disaster' Is Covid as Usual in the US. zcomm.org If Victoria were a US state, its infection rate would be one of the lowest in the nation…

Scott Ritter (2020-08-05). US-German Relations Are Beyond Repair as Result of Decades-long Clash of Views & Ideas. Troop Pullout Is Only a Symptom. globalresearch.ca While the Trump administration sells the decision to withdraw US troops from Germany as a strengthening of NATO force alignment, the reality is it's merely the latest manifestation of a relationship on the decline for decades. | The …

Fight Back (2020-08-05). Statewide online workshop on community control of Florida police. fightbacknews.org Tallahassee, FL -The Tallahassee Community Action Committee (TCAC) hosted an online training and workshop, July 30, over Facebook Live on the topic of community control of police. The event was led by experienced anti-racism leaders who are active in the National Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression (NAARPR), and also founding members of their local organizations: TCAC and the group that inspired TCAC's own founding, the Jacksonville Community Action Committee (JCAC). | "NAARPR, JCAC and TCAC all have political repression and police overreach central to their origin stories," noted Tallahassee Communi…

Peoples Dispatch (2020-08-05). Over 100 dead and thousands injured in a powerful blasts in Beirut. peoplesdispatch.org The Lebanese government is discussing imposition of an emergency to deal with the aftermath of the disaster which has left large parts of the city in debris and over 4,000 injured.

Raul Diego (2020-08-05). Shadowy US Firm Run by Former Diplomat Cinches Syria Oil Deal with Kurds. mintpressnews.com A Delaware-based company formed by a former American diplomat, a CEO of a private mercenary company and an old hand in the oil business has inked a deal with U.S.-backed Kurdish rebels to develop crude in Syria.

grants.gov (2020-08-05). HIV/AIDS Scholars Using Nonhuman Primate (NHP) Models Program (K01 Independent Clinical Trial Not Allowed). grants.gov PAR-20-231 | Funding Opportunity ID: | 327728 | Opportunity Number: | PAR-20-231 | Opportunity Title: | HIV/AIDS Scholars Using Nonhuman Primate (NHP) Models Program (K01 Independent Clinical Trial Not Allowed) | Opportunity Category: | Discretionary | Opportunity Category Explanation: | Funding Instrument Type: | Grant | Category of Funding Activity: | Health | Category Explanation: | CFDA Number(s): | 93.351 | Eligible Applicants: | State governments | County governments | City or township governments | Special district governments | Independent school districts | Public…

Third World Network (2020-08-05). COVID-19: Are We Being Misled Again by Big Pharma? globalresearch.ca In March 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the COVID-19 outbreak a pandemic. | This is not the first time. The WHO, in the recent past, had announced H1N1 — also known as swine flu — in June 2009, a …

grants.gov (2020-08-05). Paul Coverdell National Acute Stroke Program. grants.gov CDC-RFA-DP21-2102 | Opportunity ID: | 327722 | Opportunity Number: | CDC-RFA-DP21-2102 | Opportunity Title: | Paul Coverdell National Acute Stroke Program | Opportunity Category: | Discretionary | Opportunity Category Explanation: | Funding Instrument Type: | Cooperative Agreement | Category of Funding Activity: | Health | Category Explanation: | CFDA Number(s): | 93.810 | Eligible Applicants: | Unrestricted (i.e., open to any type of entity above), subject to any clarification in text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" | Additional Information on Eli…

grants.gov (2020-08-05). Hybrid Effectiveness-Implementation Trials for Heart, Lung, Blood, and Sleep Diseases in the Inpatient Setting (U01 – Clinical Trials Required). grants.gov RFA-HL-21-001 | Funding Opportunity ID: | 327707 | Opportunity Number: | RFA-HL-21-001 | Opportunity Title: | Hybrid Effectiveness-Implementation Trials for Heart, Lung, Blood, and Sleep Diseases in the Inpatient Setting (U01 – Clinical Trials Required) | Opportunity Category: | Discretionary | Opportunity Category Explanation: | Funding Instrument Type: | Cooperative Agreement | Category of Funding Activity: | Health | Category Explanation: | CFDA Number(s): | 93.233 | 93.837 | 93.838 | 93.839 | 93.840 | Eligible Applicants: | State governments | County governments | City…

Robert Fantina (2020-08-05). Kashmir, India and Human Rights. globalresearch.ca It is one year since the Indian government revoked article 370 of their constitution, thus rendering Kashmir an oppressed colony of India. This is not to imply that Kashmiris enjoyed any semblance of independence prior to August 5 of 2019, …

Shane Quinn (2020-08-05). Pentagon Plans to Destroy Dozens of Soviet Cities and the So-called Cold War. globalresearch.ca Though remaining unmentioned in official texts, the origins of the dubiously titled Cold War can be traced to policies pursued by American leaders during World War II itself. Following Nazi Germany's calamitous defeat at Stalingrad in early 1943, Washington's ongoing …

Peoples Dispatch (2020-08-05). What has changed since Kashmir's special status was revoked? peoplesdispatch.org It has been one year since the far-right Indian government led by the Bharatiya Janata Party revoked the special status of the state of Jammu and Kashmir. The last one year has been described by the people of Kashmir as one of utter distress and helplessness.

Dr. Steven Hatfill (2020-08-05). Hydroxychloroquine: An Effective COVID Treatment the Media Continues to Tag as "A Dangerous Drug" globalresearch.ca On Friday, July 31, in a column ostensibly dealing with health care "misinformation," Washington Post media critic Margaret Sullivan opened by lambasting "fringe doctors spouting dangerous falsehoods about hydroxychloroquine as a COVID-19 wonder cure." | Actually, it was Sullivan who was …

Peoples Dispatch (2020-08-05). Syria criticizes US deal with SDF over its oil fields. peoplesdispatch.org Syrian oil fields in the north-eastern part of the country have been under the control of the Kurdish-led rebel group, Syrian Democratic Forces, since the defeat of ISIS in 2017…

grants.gov (2020-08-05). Interventions to Prevent Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS) Use Among Adolescents (R01 – Clinical Trial Optional). grants.gov RFA-DA-21-009 | Funding Opportunity ID: | 327741 | Opportunity Number: | RFA-DA-21-009 | Opportunity Title: | Interventions to Prevent Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS) Use Among Adolescents (R01 – Clinical Trial Optional) | Opportunity Category: | Discretionary | Opportunity Category Explanation: | Funding Instrument Type: | Grant | Category of Funding Activity: | Education | Health | Category Explanation: | CFDA Number(s): | 93.279 | 93.399 | Eligible Applicants: | State governments | County governments | City or township governments | Special district governmen…

Peoples Dispatch (2020-08-05). Celebrating 100 years of the communist party in Britain. peoplesdispatch.org Communists in Britain organized a massive online event on August 1, Saturday, to mark the 100th anniversary of the foundation of the communist party in country. The centenary celebrations, which were titled the 'Red Wedge,' were held online due to the pandemic. The event organized by the Communist Party of Britain (CPB) saw discussions on a wide range of topics with thousands of participants joining in, including around 70 speakers representing different fronts. | As per reports, five sessions were held on Saturday, with deliberations on the themes of anti-racism and anti-fascism, environment and climate crisis,…

grants.gov (2020-08-05). Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit, Rocky Mountain CESU. grants.gov G20AS00099 | Funding Opportunity ID: | 327726 | Opportunity Number: | G20AS00099 | Opportunity Title: | Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit, Rocky Mountain CESU | Opportunity Category: | Discretionary | Opportunity Category Explanation: | Funding Instrument Type: | Cooperative Agreement | Category of Funding Activity: | Science and Technology and other Research and Development | Category Explanation: | CFDA Number(s): | 15.808 | Eligible Applicants: | Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification) | Additional Information on Eli…

Yossef Ben-Meir (2020-08-05). Critical Outlooks of the Community Approach to Global Development. zcomm.org For those of us who support and encourage participatory development (PD), we must ask ourselves what we need to do in order to ensure maximally productive and life-enhancing experiences for the communities with which we work, in the time we are in…

WSWS (2020-08-05). Massive explosion in Beirut kills dozens and injures thousands. wsws.org A deadly explosion in the port district of Beirut, Lebanon Tuesday evening flattened buildings in the immediate vicinity and sent a shock wave across the city.

grants.gov (2020-08-05). Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit, Colorado Plateau CESU. grants.gov G20AS00090 | Funding Opportunity ID: | 327698 | Opportunity Number: | G20AS00090 | Opportunity Title: | Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit, Colorado Plateau CESU | Opportunity Category: | Discretionary | Opportunity Category Explanation: | Funding Instrument Type: | Cooperative Agreement | Category of Funding Activity: | Science and Technology and other Research and Development | Category Explanation: | CFDA Number(s): | 15.808 | Eligible Applicants: | Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification) | Additional Information on E…

WSWS (2020-08-05). Fiat Chrysler bribed UAW with tens of millions, new GM court filing alleges. wsws.org The new documents contain allegations of massive corruption on the part of the UAW, exceeding anything brought to light so far by the parallel criminal probe by the FBI.

grants.gov (2020-08-05). Elimination of lymphatic filariasis and elimination and control of other neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) in an effort to improve the quality and coverage of local programs. grants.gov CDC-RFA-GH21-2104 | Opportunity ID: | 327713 | Opportunity Number: | CDC-RFA-GH21-2104 | Opportunity Title: | Elimination of lymphatic filariasis and elimination and control of other neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) in an effort to improve the quality and coverage of local programs. | Opportunity Category: | Discretionary | Opportunity Category Explanation: | Funding Instrument Type: | Cooperative Agreement | Category of Funding Activity: | Health | Category Explanation: | CFDA Number(s): | 93.084 | Eligible Applicants: | Unrestricted (i.e., open to any type of entity abo…

grants.gov (2020-08-05). Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit, Desert Southwest CESU. grants.gov G20AS00081 | Funding Opportunity ID: | 327701 | Opportunity Number: | G20AS00081 | Opportunity Title: | Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit, Desert Southwest CESU | Opportunity Category: | Discretionary | Opportunity Category Explanation: | Funding Instrument Type: | Cooperative Agreement | Category of Funding Activity: | Science and Technology and other Research and Development | Category Explanation: | CFDA Number(s): | 15.808 | Eligible Applicants: | Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification) | Additional Information on E…

Ella Fassler (2020-08-05). Teachers and Students Mobilize in More Than 35 Cities to Demand Safe Schools. zcomm.org When many politicians announced plans for the full or hybrid reopening of schools, rank-and-file teachers began organizing themselves spontaneously to prevent the unsafe reopening of schools…

Dean Baker (2020-08-05). An Economic Survival Package, not a Stimulus Package. zcomm.org This is really a question of life and death. Tens of millions of workers have serious health conditions that mean they would be at considerable danger if they became infected…

grants.gov (2020-08-05). Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit, Piedmont South Atlantic Coast CESU. grants.gov G20AS00085 | Funding Opportunity ID: | 327700 | Opportunity Number: | G20AS00085 | Opportunity Title: | Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit, Piedmont South Atlantic Coast CESU | Opportunity Category: | Discretionary | Opportunity Category Explanation: | Funding Instrument Type: | Cooperative Agreement | Category of Funding Activity: | Science and Technology and other Research and Development | Category Explanation: | CFDA Number(s): | 15.808 | Eligible Applicants: | Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification) | Additional Inf…

Sam Pizzigati (2020-08-05). For Egalitarians, a Sudden Sense of Possibility. zcomm.org The corona crisis has left the greed grabs of Corporate America considerably more vulnerable…

David DeGraw (2020-08-05). National Security Alert: COVID Tests Scientifically Fraudulent, Epidemic of False Positives. globalresearch.ca Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) tests are used worldwide to "diagnose" Sars-Cov-2 infection. An in-depth investigation reveals clear scientific evidence proving that these tests are not accurate and create a statistically significant percentage of false positives. Positive results more likely …

Umer Beigh (2020-08-05). In Kashmir, India's policies echo Israeli atrocities. peoplesdispatch.org A year after the abrogation of Kashmir's special status and the imposition of a harsh lockdown, the parallels between India's policies and that of Israel are all the more stark…

Philip Farruggio (2020-08-05). Does MY Jesus really support Trump? nationofchange.org If the 'Trump thumping Evangelicals' has their way, like it or not, we will step into a Fascist/Neo Nazi rabbit hole that will assure that the coming Time of Tribulation is before us!

Jonas Ecke (2020-08-05). The Worst Hunger Season Yet to Come: Global Moral Failure in the Time of Covid-19. counterpunch.org As the moral philosopher Peter Singer asserts, we are just as obligated to save a child half a world away than we are to save a child that is drowning right in front of our eyes. While in the past, even the most powerful individuals could not affect what is happening in distant places, we

Fight Back (2020-08-05). Oshkosh, WI protest demands justice for Isaiah Tucker on 3-year anniversary of his murder by police. fightbacknews.org Oshkosh, WI – On the evening of July 31, 50 people from Oshkosh and the surrounding Fox Valley participated in a protest and vigil for Isaiah Tucker. The event, organized by United Action Oshkosh (UAO), marked the three-year anniversary of Isaiah's murder by Oshkosh police officers Aaron Achterberg and Kyle Roberts. This event was also a call for the Oshkosh Police Department to fire, indict and convict killer cop Achterberg and his accomplice Roberts, both of whom are still employed by Oshkosh Police Department. | Attendees of the event took to the streets and marched to the Oshkosh Police Department to demand…

grants.gov (2020-08-05). Behavioral Tasks Targeting Brain Systems Relevant to Anhedonia (R01 Basic Experimental Studies with Humans Required). grants.gov PAR-20-235 | Funding Opportunity ID: | 327718 | Opportunity Number: | PAR-20-235 | Opportunity Title: | Behavioral Tasks Targeting Brain Systems Relevant to Anhedonia (R01 Basic Experimental Studies with Humans | Required) | Opportunity Category: | Discretionary | Opportunity Category Explanation: | Funding Instrument Type: | Grant | Category of Funding Activity: | Health | Category Explanation: | CFDA Number(s): | 93.242 | Eligible Applicants: | State governments | County governments | City or township governments | Special district governments | Independent school distric…

grants.gov (2020-08-05). Early Stage Investigator HIV/AIDS Research Using Nonhuman Primate (NHP) Models (R21 Clinical Trial Not Allowed). grants.gov PAR-20-212 | Funding Opportunity ID: | 327727 | Opportunity Number: | PAR-20-212 | Opportunity Title: | Early Stage Investigator HIV/AIDS Research Using Nonhuman Primate (NHP) Models (R21 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) | Opportunity Category: | Discretionary | Opportunity Category Explanation: | Funding Instrument Type: | Grant | Category of Funding Activity: | Food and Nutrition | Health | Category Explanation: | CFDA Number(s): | 93.847 | Eligible Applicants: | State governments | County governments | City or township governments | Special district governments | Independent…

grants.gov (2020-08-05). ROSES 2020: SAGE III/ ISS Science Team. grants.gov NNH20ZDA001N-SAGEIII | Funding Opportunity ID: | 327711 | Opportunity Number: | NNH20ZDA001N-SAGEIII | Opportunity Title: | ROSES 2020: SAGE III/ ISS Science Team | Opportunity Category: | Discretionary | Opportunity Category Explanation: | Funding Instrument Type: | Cooperative Agreement | Grant | Category of Funding Activity: | Science and Technology and other Research and Development | Category Explanation: | CFDA Number(s): | 43.001 | Eligible Applicants: | Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification) | Additional Informa…

John W. Whitehead (2020-08-05). P Is for Predator State: The Building Blocks of Tyranny from A to Z. globalresearch.ca "When a population becomes distracted by trivia, when cultural life is redefined as a perpetual round of entertainments, when serious public conversation becomes a form of baby-talk, when, in short, a people become an audience and their public business a …

grants.gov (2020-08-05). NIA Multi-site COVID-19 Related Clinical Trial Implementation Grant on Aging-Related Topics in at-risk Older Adult Populations (R01 Clinical Trial Required). grants.gov PAR-20-234 | Funding Opportunity ID: | 327717 | Opportunity Number: | PAR-20-234 | Opportunity Title: | NIA Multi-site COVID-19 Related Clinical Trial Implementation Grant on Aging-Related Topics in at-risk Older Adult Populations (R01 Clinical Trial Required) | Opportunity Category: | Discretionary | Opportunity Category Explanation: | Funding Instrument Type: | Grant | Category of Funding Activity: | Health | Category Explanation: | CFDA Number(s): | 93.866 | Eligible Applicants: | State governments | County governments | City or township governments | Special district go…

Arabi Souri (2020-08-05). Massive Explosion Destroys Beirut Harbor, Hundreds of Casualties. globalresearch.ca A massive explosion rocked the Lebanese capital Beirut this afternoon Tuesday 04 August 2020, the center of the explosion was in the Beirut harbor. | The Lebanese people who lived through a lengthy civil war and several confrontations with Israel and …

grants.gov (2020-08-05). Grants for Early Medical/Surgical Specialists' Transition to Aging Research (GEMSSTAR) (R03 Clinical Trial Optional). grants.gov RFA-AG-21-023 | Funding Opportunity ID: | 327708 | Opportunity Number: | RFA-AG-21-023 | Opportunity Title: | Grants for Early Medical/Surgical Specialists' Transition to Aging Research (GEMSSTAR) (R03 Clinical Trial Optional) | Opportunity Category: | Discretionary | Opportunity Category Explanation: | Funding Instrument Type: | Grant | Category of Funding Activity: | Health | Category Explanation: | CFDA Number(s): | 93.866 | Eligible Applicants: | State governments | County governments | City or township governments | Special district governments | Independent school dis…

grants.gov (2020-08-05). Study to Explore Early Development (SEED) Follow-up Studies. grants.gov RFA-DD-21-001 | Opportunity ID: | 327720 | Opportunity Number: | RFA-DD-21-001 | Opportunity Title: | Study to Explore Early Development (SEED) Follow-up Studies | Opportunity Category: | Discretionary | Opportunity Category Explanation: | Funding Instrument Type: | Cooperative Agreement | Category of Funding Activity: | Health | Category Explanation: | CFDA Number(s): | 93.073 | Eligible Applicants: | State governments | County governments | City or township governments | Special district governments | Independent school districts | Public and State controlled institutions…

grants.gov (2020-08-05). Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit, Great Lakes Northern Forests CESU. grants.gov G20AS00098 | Funding Opportunity ID: | 327696 | Opportunity Number: | G20AS00098 | Opportunity Title: | Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit, Great Lakes Northern Forests CESU | Opportunity Category: | Discretionary | Opportunity Category Explanation: | Funding Instrument Type: | Cooperative Agreement | Category of Funding Activity: | Science and Technology and other Research and Development | Category Explanation: | CFDA Number(s): | 15.808 | Eligible Applicants: | Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification) | Additional Info…

Rachel M. Cohen (2020-08-05). As Schools Reopen, Teachers, Parents, and Students Are Pushing Back. zcomm.org On the National Day of Resistance, activists say "going back to normal" isn't good enough…

Richard Silverstein (2020-08-05). Breaking: Israel Bombed Beirut? globalresearch.ca Photo: Massive mushroom cloud from Hezbollah warehouse bombing and its aftermath | A note to our readers | Important report by Tikun Olan

WSWS (2020-08-05). Widespread protests in Bolivia oppose postponement of elections. wsws.org Since Monday, a movement of strikes and blockades of main roads by workers and peasants has been spreading in Bolivia.

Mehr News Agency (2020-08-05). Lebanon's stability significant for all regional countries. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Aug. 06 (MNA) — Iranian First Vice President Es'hagh Jahangiri said that Lebanon's stability and security are significant for all regional countries.

Mehr News Agency (2020-08-05). Leader sympathizes with Lebanese people over Beirut explosion. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Aug. 05 (MNA) — Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei in a message on Wed. expressed his sympathy with the Lebanese people following the tragic huge explosion occurred at Beirut Port.

Mehr News Agency (2020-08-05). Survey suggests 10m infected with COVID-19 in Afghanistan. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Aug. 05 (MNA) — A survey conducted by Afghanistan's Ministry of Public Health suggests that some 10 million people may have contracted the novel coronavirus disease in the country.

Mehr News Agency (2020-08-05). Lebanon rejects Trump's claim over deadly blast in Beirut. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Aug. 05 (MNA) — Lebanon rejects President Trump's claims that the Tuesday's massive blast in Beirut was caused by enemy action rather than an industrial incident.

Mehr News Agency (2020-08-05). Zarif says Iran ready to assist Lebanon after explosion. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Aug. 05 (MNA) — Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif expressed the country's full readiness to render any necessary help to Lebanon after a massive explosion rocked the Lebanese capital of Beirut.

Mehr News Agency (2020-08-05). Muslim countries must rush to help suffering Lebanese people. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Aug. 06 (MNA) — Expediency Council Chairman called on Muslim countries to stand up for helping the Lebanese government and suffering people of this country in the wake of the huge explosion in Beirut Port.

Mehr News Agency (2020-08-05). 2,697 new COVID-19 cases registered in Iran. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Aug. 05 (MNA) — The novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has infected 2,697 people and claimed 185 lives in Iran in the past 24 hours, a senior health official said.

Mehr News Agency (2020-08-05). Iran standing by Lebanon: Ghalibaf. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Aug. 05 (MNA) — Parliament Speaker Mohammad Bagher Ghalibaf said that Tehran stands by the government and nation of the Lebanon for getting through this crisis.

Mehr News Agency (2020-08-05). Assassinating cmdr. violation of Iraq territorial integrity. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Aug. 05 (MNA) — In its latest report, the United Nations on Wed. said that the United States has violated Iraqi territorial integrity by assassinating former IRGC Quds Force Commander Lt. Gen. Qassem Soleimani.

Mehr News Agency (2020-08-05). New envoys of Oman, Germany submit credentials to Zarif. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Aug. 06 (MNA) — The new ambassadors of Oman and Germany submitted a copy of their credentials to Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Wednesday.

Mehr News Agency (2020-08-05). Hezbollah launches blood donation campaign in Lebanon. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Aug. 05 (MNA) — Hezbollah Resistance Movement has launched a blood donation campaign in all Lebanese health centers in solidarity with the wounded in the explosion.

Mehr News Agency (2020-08-05). Leader pardons, commutes sentences of 2,135 prisoners. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Aug. 05 (MNA) — Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has agreed to pardon or commute the sentences of as many as 2,135 prisoners.

Mehr News Agency (2020-08-05). Iran's Parliament pursuing 12 anti-US plans. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Aug. 05 (MNA) — Chairman of the Iranian Parliament's National Security and Foreign Policy Commission Mojtaba Zonnour said that the Iranian Parliament is pursuing 12 anti-US plans.

Mehr News Agency (2020-08-05). VIDEO: Moment of destruction of church in Beirut explosion. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Aug. 05 (MNA) — The video shows the moment when a church in Beirut have been destroyed after a massive explosion rocked this city.

Mehr News Agency (2020-08-05). VIDEO: Man rescued from rubble following Beirut blast. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Aug. 06 (MNA) — A young man was rescued from the debris of a building that had been destroyed by the deadly Tuesday explosion in Beirut.

Mehr News Agency (2020-08-05). Iran, Afghanistan ink MoU in transit field: official. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Aug. 05 (MNA) — The Director General of Sistan and Baluchestan Ports and Maritime Department General revealed the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Afghanistan's private sector in the field of transit via Chabahar Port.

Mehr News Agency (2020-08-05). Global COVID-19 deaths pass 700,000. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Aug. 04 (MNA) — Coronavirus worldwide cases have exceeded 18.2 million with the deaths passing 692,000 in total, according to Worldometer figures.

Mehr News Agency (2020-08-05). Iran ready to dispatch medical equipment to Beirut: Hatami. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Aug. 06 (MNA) — Iranian Minister of Defense Brigadier General Amir Hatami said that his ministry is ready to send medical staff and equipment to Lebanon's Beirut following the huge explosion occurred in Beirut Port yesterday.

Nichi Bei Foundation of San Francisco (2020-08-05). Sunday 8/9: A Virtual Remembrance: 75 Years After the Atomic Bombings hosted by Nichi Bei SF. indybay.org Online via livestream…

Congressional Black Caucus (2020-08-05). Tuesday 8/4: Black America Counts: Emergency Town Hall on the 2020 Census. indybay.org Online via Zoom…

Monterey Peace & Justice Center (2020-08-05). Saturday 8/8: 75th Annual Hiroshima-Nagasaki Remembrance & Virtual Peace Lantern Ceremony. indybay.org Online via YouTube livestream or Zoom…

reenvia Red Latina sin fronteras (2020-08-05). E$tado $hileno: racismo contra el pueblo Mapuche. indybay.org Investigación revela racismo institucional contra el pueblo Mapuche…

Imran Khaliq (2020-08-05). Will "Defunding-the-Police" Bring Prosecutorial Reform? indybay.org "Defunding the Police" needs to include prosecutorial reform as prosecutors have even more power and impact on oppressing minorities than the police.

Lynda Carson (2020-08-05). Judge upholds coronavirus pandemic eviction ban in San Francisco. indybay.org Eviction Ban During the Coronavirus Covid-19 Pandemic:…

Philipp Gerhartinger and Joseph Woss (2020-08-05). A fair and solid crisis financing. indybay.org The contrast between the EU and the US in COVID financing could hardly be greater. McDonald's operators, Marathon Oil (over $400 million), Exxon, Chevron and Sea World received relief and will reduce their future tax payments. Tax gifts charac terize the US way of corruption and contradict these recommendations.

Labor Video Project (2020-08-05). Connecting Dots! GAP Fisher Family Attacks ILWU & SF Malcom X Academy With A KIPP Charter. indybay.org ILWU members, other unionists and supporters of public education rallied in San Francisco on August 1, 2020 at the GAP corporate headquarters. They spoke against GAP & A's owner John Fisher's plan to privatize the Howard Terminal in the Port of Oakland and and against the efforts of Doris Fisher, John's mother to bust up the SF public school Malcom X Academy in Bayview Hunters Point. SF KIPP which she runs has sued the SFUSD to allow the KIPP school to grab more rooms from Malcom X Academy public school…

Leon and Ruth (2020-08-05). Fifth COVID-19 Demonstration at San Quentin. indybay.org About 600 people marched to the west gate of San Quentin Prison on August 2nd. While they rallied inmates called out, confirming the horrific conditions inside the walls where the COVID-19 virus has spread like wildfire. | Top photo by Stephanie Mohan, Pro Bono Photo…

NARAL Pro-Choice America (2020-08-05). Sunday 8/9: Our Freedom, Our Fight: NARAL Activists' Summit for Reproductive Rights (Day 2). indybay.org Online via Hopin…

Lynda Carson (2020-08-05). Neil Young sued the Trump campaign for illegal use of his music. indybay.org Neil Young Sued The Trump Campaign For Illegal Use Of His Music In An Un-American Campaign Of Ignorance And Hate:…

#sillhere Coalition (2020-08-05). Sunday 8/9: #stillhere: 75th Commemoration of the Atomic Bombings of Hiroshima & Nagasaki Teach-in 8/9. indybay.org Online…

League of Women Voters SF (2020-08-05). Wednesday 8/26: Suffrage 100: A Virtual Centennial Celebration. indybay.org Online via Zoom…

NARAL Pro-Choice America (2020-08-05). Saturday 8/8: Our Freedom, Our Fight: NARAL Activists' Summit for Reproductive Rights (Day 1). indybay.org Online via Hopin…

_____ (2020-08-05). Over 60 People Have Driven Their Cars Into Protesters Since May. popularresistance.org At least 68 people have driven their cars into Black Lives Matter protesters since May 25. The incidents, most incited by civilians and some by police, represent an alarming trend in counter-protest violence against those marching in the streets. On foot, protesters are often defenseless against attacks by speeding vehicles; many have been injured and at least one person has died. | Data collected since late May by Ari Weil, deputy research director at the Chicago Project on Security and Threats of the University of Chicago, shows that vehicle assaults on protesters are increasingly common.

_____ (2020-08-05). Work In The Time Of COVID-19. popularresistance.org In two weeks, my partner and I were supposed to leave San Francisco for Reno, Nevada, where we'd be spending the next three months focused on the 2020 presidential election. As we did in 2018, we'd be working with UNITE-HERE, the hospitality industry union, only this time on the campaign to drive Donald Trump from office. | Now, however, we're not so sure we ought to go. According to information prepared for the White House Coronavirus Task Force, Nevada is among the states in the "red zone" when it comes to both confirmed cases of, and positive tests for, Covid-19. I'm 68.

_____ (2020-08-05). Brute Force Approach To Reopen Benefits Reckless CEOs, Endangers Workers. popularresistance.org In late April, poultry processor Pilgrim's Pride transferred Maria Hernandez from her usual job to another department at its plant in Lufkin, Texas. Her sons say Hernandez's bosses didn't give her proper protective gear. And they didn't warn the 63-year-old that she would be working in a hot spot where other workers had already fallen ill from COVID-19. | When Hernandez, who worked at the plant for 30 years, started feeling sick, she continued to show up for her shift for fear of being fired. On May 8, she was found dead in her home — one of more than 90 meat and poultry plant workers who've succumbed to th…

_____ (2020-08-05). 50 Years Of Struggle From Black August To Black Lives Matter. popularresistance.org This Aug. 7 marks the 50th anniversary of the heroic attempt by Jonathan Jackson, younger brother of George Jackson, to free three Black revolutionaries from the clutches of the California state prison system. The fact that this bold attempt failed has no bearing on its historical and revolutionary significance to the movements for Black Liberation and prison abolition in this country and around the world. | Jonathan Jackson was only 17 years old when, armed with a rifle, he burst into a Marin County courtroom while a hearing was in session.

_____ (2020-08-05). I Was Wrong: Congress Isn't Cowardly; It's Evil! popularresistance.org Now that Congress has shown the "courage" of its combat-continuation "convictions," expect a repeat performance enabling the next (potentially extinctive) war — this time in Europe. As I noted with exasperation here last week, congressional majorities are appalled, just appalled, by Trump's plan to withdraw 12,000 troops from Germany. It doesn't matter that the Europeans can capably handle their own defense in the event of a future war that America's expatriate-soldiers shouldn't risk, can't win, and mustn't be fought. At least if our species-mates would like to meet their prospective grandkids. After all,…

_____ (2020-08-05). Atomic Bombings At 75: The Illegality Of Nuclear Weapons. popularresistance.org The mere possession of nuclear weapons violates the Nuremberg Principles (decreed a day before Nagasaki) and other international laws. | The human race stands on the verge of nuclear self-extinction as a species, and with it will die most, if not all, forms of intelligent life on the planet earth. Any attempt to dispel the ideology of nuclearism and its attendant myth propounding the legality of nuclear weapons and nuclear deterrence must directly come to grips with the fact that the nuclear age was conceived in the original sins of Hiroshima and Nagasaki on August 6 and 9, 1945. | The atomic bombings of Hiroshim…

_____ (2020-08-05). Will The Pandemic Transform US Military Bases? popularresistance.org Okinawans opposed to the expansion of U.S. military bases on their island have been upset by the environmental damage, the accidents, and the crimes associated with the presence of 25,000 American troops. Now the anti-base movement has one more powerful argument to use in its case to shrink the U.S. footprint in this southernmost Japanese prefecture: the coronavirus. | Until recently, the novel coronavirus pandemic had largely spared Okinawa. There had been fewer than 150 infections and only seven deaths among a population of nearly 1.5 million.

_____ (2020-08-05). Parents Stand With Educators On Safety Before Reopening Schools. popularresistance.org Many parents nationwide are questioning whether it's safe to send their kids back to a brick and mortar school this fall. With varied life circumstances, and different districts and schools choosing different options, it's a daunting decision to make. | For Florida's Raquel Pantoja Lias, a mom of a rising fourth grader in Broward County, it's a hard "no." | Under an emergency order from the state education commissioner, most schools are scheduled to reopen on August 19 for in-person learning, five days a week, a plan supported by Gov. Ron DeSantis.

_____ (2020-08-05). Mutual Aid Unites NYC Neighbors Facing COVID-19. popularresistance.org Nancy Perez, a 45-year-old resident of the Brooklyn neighborhood of Bedford-Stuyvesant, contracted COVID-19 in March. She stayed quarantined in her room for a month to isolate from her two sons and grandson. | A few days before she got the virus, she'd met a volunteer with Bed-Stuy Strong — one of the many mutual aid groups around the country that have rallied to provide help in the face of the pandemic. Bed-Stuy Strong assembled an army of volunteers to help vulnerable neighbors with food deliveries and basic supplies.

_____ (2020-08-05). Water Wars and America's Fate. strategic-culture.org India versus China, Egypt versus Ethiopia, Israel versus the Palestinians — the Water Wars are already here with U.S., yet American and European policymakers remain disastrously blind to them. This is certain to have catastrophic consequences for the wealthy, arrogant and ludicrously complacent elites of the West. | The problem is particularly acute in the United States: Indeed, it has been growing for half a century but has reached such enormous dimensions in the 21st century that neocon imperialist Republican, neoliberal imperialist Democratic and Green policymakers are all oblivious to it. | How can this…

The Canary (2020-08-05). Wild camping ban introduced in part of Dartmoor after 'unsustainable levels' of littering and fires. thecanary.co A temporary ban on wild camping has been introduced in one of the few places it is legal in England and Wales, following a surge of visitors to the area and "unsustainable levels" of anti-social behaviour. | Dartmoor National Park Authority has used emergency powers under the Dartmoor Commons Act 1985 after large numbers of people treated Riddon Ridge at Bellever as an informal campsite. | People are usually legally allowed to backpack camp — carrying their own equipment as part of their walk and staying one to two nights maximum — in certain areas of Dartmoor. | But since the easing of coronavirus (C…

The Canary (2020-08-05). Number of workers facing redundancy rises further as more retailers announce cuts. thecanary.co More high street retailers have announced plans for redundancies. The true impact of the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic on the UK's workforce continues to bite. | WHSmith is planning to cut up to 1,500 jobs as bosses said its recovery from the Covid-19 lockdown has been "slow". | The retailer said it is starting to consult with staff over plans that could see as many as 1,500 of them losing their roles. | The company said it needed to reduce costs as its shops in airports and train stations are hit by low passenger numbers and its high street stores also suffer from low footfall. | The company said just over hal…

Unicorn Riot (2020-08-05). Over 100 Protesters Block Road to Mt. Rushmore During July 4th Festivities. unicornriot.ninja Keystone, SD — On Friday, July 3, 2020, hundreds of protesters rallied on the shoulder of Highway 16A demonstrating their opposition to President Trump and Vice President Pence speaking and celebrating at Tƒ•u≈ãká≈°ila ≈ ákpe (Six Grandfathers Mountain), also known as Mount Rushmore, for Independence Day….

yenisafak (2020-08-05). Demilitarize Kashmir for plebiscite: Diaspora groups. yenisafak.com The Kashmiri diaspora around the world has demanded the demilitarization of Jammu and Kashmir to pave way for a plebiscite in the disputed Himalayan region.In a joint statement marking a year since India scrapped the region's special constitutional status, 56 groups representing Kashmiris living overseas vehemently condemned New Delhi's "pernicious tyranny" and "imperialist" aims."[The Indian government] has unleashed a well-designed imperialist plan that seeks to forever change the political nature of the Kashmir dispute through demographic changes, political maneuverings, and administrative machinations," read…

yenisafak (2020-08-05). Over 352 killed in Jammu and Kashmir in last 1 year: Report. yenisafak.com At least 352 people, including civilians and Indian soldiers, were killed in clashes and search operations across Indian-administered Kashmir in the last one year, according to a new report.The Kashmir's Statehood Abrogated — Legal Fact-Finding Report said New Delhi's Aug. 5, 2019 move, which revoked the disputed region's special status, dragged the valley into fresh violence.It said that 75 civilians and 196 militants — referred as "freedom fighters" — were killed at the hands of Indian security forces during the said period.Some 81 Indian soldiers and paramilitary personnel were also killed during clash…

yenisafak (2020-08-05). Turkey stresses import of European watchdog reports. yenisafak.com Turkey values the Council of Europe's independent monitoring mechanisms and its cooperation with them, the Turkish Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday.The assertion was part of a statement announcing the release of reports by the European Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CPT) on its 2017 and 2019 visits to Turkey.The ministry stressed that the reports, available on the CPT website, were released with Ankara's authorization and include the Turkish government's responses."Turkey attaches importance to the independent monitoring mechanisms of the Council of Eur…

yenisafak (2020-08-05). Turkey rescues 74 asylum seekers in Aegean. yenisafak.com Turkey on Wednesday rescued 74 asylum seekers, who were pushed back by Greek forces into Turkish territorial waters, according to security sources.In a rescue operation, the Turkish Coast Guard rescued the asylum seekers, who set off for the Greek island of Lesbos, off the coast of Ayvalik district in the northwestern Turkish province of Balikesir.They were on board two rubber boats that were pushed back to Turkish territorial waters by the Greek Coast Guard, said the sources, who asked not to be named due to restrictions on speaking to the media.Turkey has been a key transit point for asylum seekers aiming to cr…

yenisafak (2020-08-05). Turkey: Auto sales rise 387.5% year-on-year in July. yenisafak.com Turkey's passenger car and light commercial vehicle (LCV) sales surged by 387.5% year-on-year in July, according to an industry group on Wednesday.Vehicle sales in the country totaled 87,401 last month, up from 17,927 in July 2019, the Automotive Distributors' Association (ODD) said in a statement.Some 17,974 light commercial vehicle and 69,427 passenger-car were sold in the month, rising 350.9% and 610.7% respectively year-on-year.In January-June, the automotive market also expanded 60.3% on an annual basis to 341,469.Passenger car sales posted a rise of 58.9% to 273,022, and LCV sales soared 65.8% year-on-year…

yenisafak (2020-08-05). EU to send search and rescue teams to Beirut. yenisafak.com The European Union is sending search and rescue teams to Beirut after a deadly explosion at the city's port, it announced on Wednesday."The EU Civil Protection Mechanism is now coordinating the urgent deployment of over 100 highly trained firefighters, with vehicles, dogs and equipment, specialized in search and rescue in urban contexts," a statement on the European Council's website said.The 27-member bloc offered condolences to those who have lost their loved ones, and offered its full support to the Lebanese people."As an immediate first step, the EU Civil Protection Mechanism has been activated upon request o…

yenisafak (2020-08-05). Pakistani envoy calls for raising awareness on Kashmir. yenisafak.com Pakistani citizens living abroad should raise awareness about the plight of people in Jammu and Kashmir, which was annexed by India and reduced to a centrally administered territory a year ago, Pakistan's ambassador to Ankara said on Wednesday.Muhammad Syrus Sajjad Qazi's comments came at an event held in the Pakistani Embassy in Ankara where Youm-e-Istehsal, or Day of Exploitation, was marked with participation of officials, journalists and diplomatic representatives.The Pakistani administration declared Aug. 5 as Youm-e-Istehsal to protest against the Indian government's actions in Jammu and Kashmir, which Isla…

yenisafak (2020-08-05). France's Macron to travel to Beirut on Thursday. yenisafak.com Macron, who spoken to Lebanese President Michel Aoun shortly after the blast, has already ordered French emergency assistance be sent to Lebanon, a country with deep historical ties to France.

Binoy Kampmark (2020-08-05). Staying on Message: Australia, the US and the AUSMIN Talks. counterpunch.org The Satrap Chronicles of the US imperium will have, near the top of their various ingratiating themes, such Australian politicians as Senators Linda Reynolds and Marise Payne. They resemble Siamese consuls, hard to tell apart (robust build, similar of voice and manner). For another, their views form the putty of derivative policy that has characterised

Steve Topple (2020-08-05). The acting union's take down of the Tories is absolutely delicious. thecanary.co The performers and creative practitioners union Equity has delivered a scathing verdict on the Conservative government's handling on the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic. While it's a veritable 'pun-fest' of scorching criticisms, there's also a serious point to be made. | Oh no he didn't!: | BBC News

grants.gov (2020-08-05). Advancing Ethiopia's Capacity to meet International Health Regulations requirements. grants.gov CDC-RFA-GH20-2112 | Funding Opportunity ID: | 327719 | Opportunity Number: | CDC-RFA-GH20-2112 | Opportunity Title: | Advancing Ethiopia's Capacity to meet International Health Regulations requirements | Opportunity Category: | Discretionary | Opportunity Category Explanation: | Funding Instrument Type: | Cooperative Agreement | Category of Funding Activity: | Health | Category Explanation: | CFDA Number(s): | 93.318 | Eligible Applicants: | Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification) | Additional Information on Eligibility:…

Paul Ham (2020-08-05). Did the Atomic Bomb End the Pacific War? zcomm.org The use of the atomic weapon must be seen as a continuation and a start: the nuclear continuation of the conventional terror bombing of Japanese civilians, and the start of a new "cold war."

WSWS (2020-08-05). House Speaker Pelosi signals readiness to cut unemployment benefits. wsws.org Congress continues to quibble over a new bill as the crisis deepens for millions of workers and their families.

Global Research News (2020-08-05). Selected Articles: Did Israel Bomb Beirut? globalresearch.ca If you look to Global Research as a resource for information and understanding, to stay current on world events, or to experience honesty and transparency in your news coverage, please consider making a

James Zogby (2020-08-05). The Democratic Party Is Setting the Stage for a Letdown. thenation.com The Democratic Party Is Setting the Stage for a Letdown…

Judith Levine (2020-08-05). As Covid Slams Us, Elders Want Solidarity, Not Sentiment—or Blame. thenation.com As Covid Slams Us, Elders Want Solidarity, Not Sentiment—or Blame…

Mark Hertsgaard (2020-08-05). Will Climate Break Through in Big Media's Elections Coverage? thenation.com Will Climate Break Through in Big Media's Elections Coverage?

Bryce Covert (2020-08-05). America Is Headed for an Unprecedented Wave of Evictions. thenation.com America Is Headed for an Unprecedented Wave of Evictions…

Julyssa Lopez (2020-08-05). Arca's Rebellion Against Music and Life. thenation.com Arca's Rebellion Against Music and Life…

Andre Henry (2020-08-05). The Burden of Racism Is Written in Stone. thenation.com The Burden of Racism Is Written in Stone…

Andrea Mazzarino (2020-08-05). Our Government Is Prioritizing Empire Over Health. thenation.com Our Government Is Prioritizing Empire Over Health…

Andrea Germanos, staff writer (2020-08-04). Teacher Protests Erupt As #DemandSafeSchools Takes Off. commondreams.org www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Andrea Germanos, staff writer (2020-08-04). 100 Top Economists Call for End of Carbon Economy to Usher in 'Greener' and More Just World. commondreams.org "We must not miss this opportunity to rebuild the economy to fulfill our vision of a just and livable world." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Andrew Korybko (2020-08-04). Armenia's Risky Tovuz Strategy Dramatically Backfired. thealtworld.com The latest clashes between Armenia and Azerbaijan occurred along their shared border in Tovuz, north of Nagorno-Karabakh. Both sides blame one another but a compelling argument can be made that Armenia was the aggressor. Azerbaijan has no dispute with Armenia over this territory and has nothing to gain by destabilizing this strategy region through which important international energy pipelines and the BTK railway pass. The Mingachevir Dam is also located nearby, and if Armenia attacked it during another war, then the consequences would be disastrous for the millions of Azerbaijanis downstream. | It's actually…

_____ (2020-08-04). Assange Wins Award, Appears In Court Facing New Charges. popularresistance.org WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange's case management hearing yesterday continued the travesty of legal due process to which he has been subjected for more than a decade. | The journalist and publisher is fighting extradition to the United States, where he faces politically motivated frame-up charges of espionage with a combined potential sentence of 175 years. He has not attended hearings via videolink for the last three months on the advice of doctors, due to his fragile state of health and the threat of exposure to coronavirus. | At the previous hearing on June 29, District Judge Vanessa Baraitser had scolded Ass…

Ben Norton (2020-08-04). Document exposes new US plot to overthrow Nicaragua's elected socialist gov't. thegrayzone.com A disturbing new document outlines plans for a US regime-change scheme against Nicaragua's elected leftist government, overseen by USAID, to…

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2020-08-04). "Wipe the Soviet Union Off the Map", 204 Atomic Bombs against 66 Major Cities, US Nuclear Attack against USSR Planned During World War II. globalresearch.ca According to a secret document dated September 15, 1945, "the Pentagon had envisaged blowing up the Soviet Union with a coordinated nuclear attack directed against 66 major urban areas.

MBNJSD (2020-08-04). U.S. Cold War China Policy will isolate the U.S. not China. dissidentvoice.org CODEPINK (Credit) Tensions between the United States and China are rising as the U.S. election nears, with tit-for-tat consulate closures, new U.S. sanctions and no less than three U.S. aircraft carrier strike groups prowling the seas around China. But it is the United States that has initiated each new escalation in U.S.-China relations. China's responses …

Staff (2020-08-04). Headlines for August 4, 2020. democracynow.org Concerns Mount over Politicization of COVID-19 Vaccine, as Trump Lashes Out at "Pathetic" Dr. Birx, WHO Warns There May Never Be a Coronavirus "Silver Bullet", Trump Threatens to Sue Nevada After It Expands Voter Access, Leaked Video Shows George Floyd Pleaded for His Life, Cooperated with Police, Before He Was Killed, Video Shows LAPD Shot Peaceful Protester in the Head as He Held His Arms in the Air, Prosecutor Clears Arkansas Officers Who Pushed Black Man into the Ground for 6.5 Minutes Before He Died, Census Bureau Cuts Short Collection Efforts by One Month, Mexican Man Dies After Falling from Border Wall, Me…

Staff (2020-08-04). Militarized BORTAC Border Patrol Raids & Ransacks Medical Camp on U.S. Border, Arrests 30 Migrants. democracynow.org In Arizona, heavily armed Border Patrol officers raided the medical camp of humanitarian group No More Deaths and detained 30 migrants whose whereabouts are now unknown. It was the second raid in just two days on the camp, which provides water, food and medical attention to refugees crossing into the United States through the scorching Sonoran Desert. "Immediately after they entered the camp, the first thing they did was round up all of the No More Deaths aid workers and zip-tie them, remove their phones," says Montana Thames, a humanitarian aid worker with No More Deaths. "It was very clear they didn't want any…

Staff (2020-08-04). "It's Basically a Death Sentence": Hunger Strikers Demand Release as Virus Surges in ICE Jails. democracynow.org People being held in Immigration and Customs Enforcement jails are holding work strikes and hunger strikes over the lack of access to personal protective equipment or quality medical care, and to demand their release. We speak with Joe Mejia, an asylum seeker who was among a group of prisoners at Yuba County Jail in California who led a hunger strike while he was held there for nearly 11 months. "That place is dangerous," Mejia says. "It is a death sentence to detainees, especially right now with the coronavirus."

Staff (2020-08-04). "Release Them All": Calls Grow to Stop Jailing Immigrants as Transfers & Deportations Spread COVID. democracynow.org The U.S. government continues to hold tens of thousands of asylum seekers and immigrants in detention centers and jails, ignoring the advice of medical experts as the coronavirus continues to spread. ICE has also continued to transfer and deport people — including those who are infected — making it a global superspreader. We speak with Luis Angel Reyes Savalza, an immigration attorney and co-director of Pangea Legal Services in San Francisco, who himself is undocumented and recently got arrested at a protest outside the mansion of California Governor Gavin Newsom demanding the release of people in sta…

Staff (2020-08-04). Public Health vs. Politics: White House Scrapped Nationwide COVID-19 Testing Plan to Hurt Blue States. democracynow.org As the U.S. coronavirus death toll passes 155,000, there is still no national testing program, with widespread shortages and delays hampering efforts to contain the pandemic. This continues months after President Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner launched a White House task force with the goal of establishing a national testing plan. We speak to investigative reporter Katherine Eban, whose explosive Vanity Fair report chronicles Kushner's fumbling efforts and the sudden decision to abandon the project on political grounds. "The participants expected that at any moment in early April, the plan would be announced,"

news.un (2020-08-04). Philippines: UN and partners launch major COVID-19 response plan to aid 5.4 million. news.un.org Prioritizing the safety and well-being of women and girls, the UN and partners launched on Tuesday a COVID-19 humanitarian response plan to assist some 5.4 million of the poorest and most marginalized people in the Philippines.

B. R. Gowani (2020-08-04). Mohammed Rafi: Singer and Human Par Excellence. counterpunch.org Mohammed Rafi, the greatest humanitarian and singer, breathed his last forty years ago today, on July 31, 1980, due to multiple heart attacks while rehearsing for an album at home. Over 20,000 people, including film people, attended his funeral amidst heavy downpour. Rafi's versatility; his command over different genres; his modulating techniques to suit a vast

teleSUR (2020-08-04). US: Navajo Nation Prolongs Emergency State Due To COVID Spikes. telesurenglish.net U.S. Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez Monday urged his community to maintain precautionary measures against COVID-19 as health experts register over 462 Indigenous deaths due to the virus. | RELATED: | "Our health care experts urge everyone to continue to stay home and isolate as much as possible, wear masks in public, avoid large crowds, wash hands and practice social distancing," Nez briefed in a communiqu…

Dr. Jack Rasmus (2020-08-04). US GDP Collapses and Economic Rebound Fades. globalresearch.ca This past week US economy collapsed in the 2nd quarter by 32.9% at annual rate and nearly 10% just for the April-June period. Never before in modern US history—not even in the worse quarters of the 1930s great depression—has the …

Jesse Jackson (2020-08-04). The GOP Is Trying to Steal Away Our Right to Vote—Time to Fight Like Hell to Keep It. commondreams.org "Enforcing the right to vote should not be controversial," writes Jackson. "It should enjoy support across the political spectrum." (Photo: Common Cause) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

John Pilger (2020-08-04). John Pilger: Another Hiroshima is Coming, Unless We Stop It Now. mintpressnews.com 75 years after Hiroshima, the US is making many of the same dangerous mistakes it did in the run-up to that disastrous moment, this time, with China.

John Pilger (2020-08-04). Another Hiroshima is Coming…Unless We Stop It Now. counterpunch.org When I first went to Hiroshima in 1967, the shadow on the steps was still there. It was an almost perfect impression of a human being at ease: legs splayed, back bent, one hand by her side as she sat waiting for a bank to open.

RT (2020-08-04). Trump RUINED our Venezuela coup and botched 'winning play,' cries Democrat Senator & gets ROASTED online. rt.com The Democratic Party's gripes with President Trump are many, yet the latest may be the most bizarre to date. One Senator argued that Trump's brash personality bungled a perfectly good, American-style coup in Venezuela. | If Senator Chris Murphy (D-Connecticut) had his way, opposition leader Juan Guaido would be occupying the Presidential Palace in Caracas right now, after the successful ousting of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro. Despite the weight the US threw behind Guaido last year, the young upstart's planned coup was a failure, and Murphy blames Trump for that loss. | 2/ In early 2019, an opportunity…

RT (2020-08-04). Trump RUINED our Venezuela coup and botched 'winning play,' cries Democrat senator before getting ROASTED online. rt.com The Democratic Party's gripes with President Trump are many, yet the latest may be the most bizarre to date. One senator argued that Trump's brash personality bungled a perfectly good, American-style coup in Venezuela. | If Senator Chris Murphy (D-Connecticut) had his way, opposition leader Juan Guaido would be occupying the Presidential Palace in Caracas right now, after the successful ousting of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro. Despite the weight the US threw behind Guaido last year, the young upstart's planned coup was a failure, and Murphy blames Trump for that loss. | 2/ In early 2019, an opportunity…

2020-08-05: Social Media Postees

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Beirut Blast a Deadly Blow to Lebanon's Already Shattered Economy
Alan Macleod | mintpressnews.com | 2020-08-05
With Lebanon already suffering from a food crisis, currency collapse, and economic sanctions, the devastating explosion at Beirut's biggest port may be a death knell for the country's economy.
mintpressnews.com/beirut-blast-deadly-bl…

Media's 'cancel culture' debate obscures direct threats to first amendment
Alan MacLeod | mronline.org | 2020-08-05
A short and rather vaguely worded open letter published in Harper's Magazine(7/7/20) earlier this month caused an unlikely media storm that continues to rumble on.
mronline.org/2020/08/05/medias-cancel-cu…

Backed by Millions from Pro-Israel Interests, Antone Melton-Meaux Takes Aim at Ilhan Omar
Alan Macleod | mintpressnews.com | 2020-08-05
A little-known union-busting attorney from Minnesota is raking in millions in campaign donations, mostly from out of state, in his attempt to unseat anti-war Rep. Ilhan Omar.
mintpressnews.com/big-bucks-pro-israel-i…

5 August 2019: The Kashmir Conflict and the Aksai Chin Border Clash, A Dark Day for India-China Relations
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2020-08-05
Most observers at the time regarded India's de-facto annexation of Jammu & Kashmir on 5 August 2019 as being a defining moment for either India's internal affairs or Indian-Pakistani relations, but in reality it was a defining one for Indo-Sino …
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Apartheid or One State: Has Jordan Broken a Political Taboo?
Ramzy Baroud | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-08-05
What will it take for the idea of a two-state solution, which was hardly practical to begin with, to be completely abandoned? Every realistic assessment of the situation on the ground indicates, with palpable clarity, that there can never be a viable Palestinian state in parts of the West Bank and Gaza. Politically, the idea …
dissidentvoice.org/2020/08/apartheid-or-…

Trump Has A Path To Victory. It's Voter Suppression
Staff | therealnews.com | 2020-08-05
The real threat facing the 2020 election isn't Russian interference or voter fraud, it's the GOP's massive voter suppression effort, argues journalist Greg Palast.
therealnews.com/stories/trump-has-a-path…

Happy Birthday: Critique of Dialectical Reason!
Eds. | mronline.org | 2020-08-05
On the 60th anniversary of Jean-Paul Sartre's key text on Marxism, Robert Boncardo shows us why it is still relevant, and urgently needed, today.
mronline.org/2020/08/05/happy-birthday-c…

Do Hundreds of UN Resolutions Prove the United Nations has an Anti-Israel Bias?
Kathryn Shihadah | mintpressnews.com | 2020-08-05
Palestine has been a prominent UN topic since 1949 and has been the subject of at least seven hundred resolutions, but does that mean the UN has it out for Israel as many of its supporters claim?
mintpressnews.com/un-resolutions-prove-u…

Apartheid or One State: Has Jordan Broken a Political Taboo?
Ramzy Baroud | zcomm.org | 2020-08-05
Since the two-state solution is no longer workable, Palestine and Israel are now left with one of two options: a protracted, racist and violent apartheid or coexistence in a modern, democratic, and secular state, for all of its people…
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Apartheid or One State: Has Jordan Broken a Political Taboo?
Ramzy Baroud | mintpressnews.com | 2020-08-05
"You close the door to the two-state solution, I could very well look at this positively, if we're clearly opening the door to a one-state democratic solution." — PM of Jordan, Omar Razzaz…
mintpressnews.com/two-state-solution-jor…

Bangkok Political Unrest. Is the US Funding Protesters to Attack Thailand's Military and Monarchy?
Tony Cartalucci | globalresearch.ca | 2020-08-05
The Southeast Asian nation of Thailand has in recent years "tilted" too far toward China for Washington's liking. | Now, the familiar signs of US-backed covert regime change are evident in Thailand's streets. Protests are openly targeting Thailand's current government as …
globalresearch.ca/why-us-funding-protest…

Why is the US Funding Protesters to Attack Thailand's Military and Monarchy?
Anthony Cartalucci | thealtworld.com | 2020-08-05
And why is the Western media pretending the US isn't funding them? | The Southeast Asian nation of Thailand has in recent years "tilted" too far toward China for Washington's liking. | Now, the familiar signs of US-backed covert regime change are evident in Thailand's streets. Protests are openly targeting Thailand's current government as well as its military and constitutional monarchy. Protests are similar to US-backed unrest seen recently in Hong Kong and are becoming more frequent despite their poor attendance and an overall protest-weary public. | Despite the superficial and deliberately ambiguous stated goa…
thealtworld.com/anthony_cartalucci/why-i…

Devastating Beirut Explosion: An Accident or Something More Sinister?
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2020-08-05
On Tuesday, a massive explosion rocked Beirut, Lebanon's port area. | Scores were killed, thousands wounded, dozens of people missing, along with widespread destruction and damage. | According to Lebanese authorities, around 2,700 tons of highly explosive ammonium nitrate were stored in …
globalresearch.ca/devastating-beirut-exp…

US War on Chinese Enterprises
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2020-08-05
US war on China's rising prominence on the world stage is a bipartisan affair. | It won't likely miss a beat if Biden succeeds Trump in January. | US hostility toward China by Republicans and Dems differs only or largely in style …
globalresearch.ca/us-war-chinese-enterpr…

How Trump managed to lead the World with the worst response to COVID-19 pandemic
Vijay Prashad | mronline.org | 2020-08-05
Six months ago, on January 30, the director-general of the World Health Organization (WHO), Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, announced a public health emergency of international concern (PHEIC). Ten days before this, the Chinese government had said–to great alarm–that the coronavirus could be transmitted from human to human.
mronline.org/2020/08/05/how-trump-manage…

"People of Kashmir are living in shock"
Vijay Prashad | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-08-05
In 2019, India's ruling BJP finally enacted what what its fascistic ideological parent, the RSS, had wanted 66 years beforehand – the abrogation of special status of Jammu and Kashmir. Communist leader M.Y. Tarigami talks about the past year…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/08/05/people-of…

HERO Appendix G: Team Composition
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The End of Big Tech? Calls Grow to Break Up Facebook, Amazon for "Mob-Like" Behavior, Monopoly Power
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-08-05
Calls are growing to break up the Big Tech giants, with a handful of companies controlling more and more of the technology industry, crowding out or acquiring would-be competitors and exercising vast power over the U.S. economy. Lawmakers grilled the CEOs of Amazon, Apple, Google and Facebook during a hearing last week on whether their companies are guilty of stifling competition, in a scene reminiscent of the 1994 hearing of tobacco executives who claimed cigarettes were not addictive. This came just days after Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos reportedly made $13 billion in a single day, even as the coronavirus pandemic ha…
www.democracynow.org/2020/8/5/scott_gall…

"Despair and Destruction": Doctor in Beirut Describes Harrowing Scenes After Massive Port Explosion
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-08-05
As Beirut reels from a massive explosion that killed at least 100 people and injured thousands, we get an on-the-ground update from pediatrician and writer Dr. Seema Jilani, who treated her own daughter for injuries after the blast. "It was extremely packed because we're just coming out of a four-day lockdown," says Jilani. "Everybody was out." Lebanon's Prime Minister Hassan Diab called the explosion a "national catastrophe."
www.democracynow.org/2020/8/5/beirut_exp…

Journalist Rami Khouri: Beirut Explosion Follows Years of Lebanese Gov't Incompetence & Corruption
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-08-05
The explosion in the port of Beirut, which killed at least 100 people and injured about 4,000 others, is the latest blow to Lebanon, which already faces an economic, political and public health crisis amid the coronavirus pandemic. The blast is believed to have been triggered by 2,700 tons of highly explosive ammonium nitrate inexplicably left unattended in a warehouse for six years. Journalist Rami Khouri says it's further proof of "the cumulative incompetence, corruption, lassitude, amateurism and uncaring attitude by successive Lebanese governments" that have failed the country. "It's the ruling political elit…
www.democracynow.org/2020/8/5/rami_khour…

Iran to send 2000 humanitarian packs to Beirut
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-08-05
TEHRAN, Aug. 05 (MNA) — "2,000 packages weighing 9 tons of food, as well as medicine and medical supplies, will be sent to Lebanon by IRCS", Iranian Red Crescent Society spokesman announced.
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Iran's shipment of humanitarian aid to Lebanon
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-08-05
TEHRAN, Aug. 05 (MNA) — Iranian Red Crescent Society sent 95 tons of food and medicine to Beirut from Mehrabad Airport on Wednesday evening.
en.mehrnews.com/photo/161946/Iran-s-ship…

Tuesday 8/11: Indigenous Leadership in the U.S. Environmental and Climate Justice Movements
Climate Reality Project | indybay.org | 2020-08-05
Online…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/08/04/1883567…

Saturday 8/22: What Lies Ahead: Online Townhall with economist Jack Rasmus
Speak Out Now | indybay.org | 2020-08-05
Online meeting, see website for details…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/08/04/1883567…

Amazon Workers Blocked Delivery Trucks For Hours
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-08-05
Amazon warehouse workers shut down deliveries at an Amazon Distribution Center in the San Francisco Bay Area for several hours on Saturday, demanding the company implement more safety measures to protect workers against COVID-19 and increased pay to reflect the cost of living in one of the country's most expensive metro areas. | Early Saturday, a caravan of cars, organized by Bay Area Amazonians, an Amazon warehouse worker and delivery-driver led group, drove into the warehouse parking lot, blocking Amazon delivery vans from leaving the facility for roughly three hours and disrupting the flow of business, accordi…
popularresistance.org/amazon-workers-blo…

Ex-NYT reporter publishes new anti-lockdown book, calls out '90% of media' on parroting same lines on Covid responses
rt.com | 2020-08-05
Alex Berenson's latest chapter in a series of books about Covid-19, the first of which was briefly censored by Amazon, questions both the media's coverage of the pandemic and the effectiveness of lockdowns. | "I think it's really important, at a time when 90 percent of media… is saying the same thing, with very little pushback or smart questioning, to get different perspectives," Berenson told Fox News about the self-published 'Unreported Truths about COVID-19 and Lockdowns: Part 2: Update and Examination of Lockdowns as a Strategy.' | "Even if you disagree with me completely, it's always good to know what o…
rt.com/usa/497205-alex-berenson-covid-lo…

John Pilger: Another Hiroshima is Coming — Unless We Stop It Now
_____ | strategic-culture.org | 2020-08-05
Hiroshima and Nagasaki were acts of premeditated mass murder unleashing a weapon of intrinsic criminality. It was justified by lies that form the bedrock of 21st century U.S. war propaganda, casting a new enemy, and target — China. | John PILGER | When I first went to Hiroshima in 1967, the shadow on the steps was still there. It was an almost perfect impression of a human being at ease: legs splayed, back bent, one hand by her side as she sat waiting for a bank to open. | At a quarter past eight on the morning of August 6, 1945, she and her silhouette were burned into the granite. | I stared at the shadow…
strategic-culture.org/news/2020/08/05/jo…

Turkey 'neutralized' more than 100 terrorists in July
yenisafak.com | 2020-08-05
Turkish security forces "neutralized" more than 100 terrorists in July, a government official said on Wednesday.Speaking at a monthly news briefing, Turkish Interior Ministry spokesman Ismail Catakli said the country "neutralized" 105 terrorists, including 80 PKK/KCK, 23 Daesh/ISIS, two leftist terror group members.Catakli added that five of them were on the gray category of the Interior Ministry's wanted terrorists list with up to a bounty of 500,000 Turkish liras ($71,246) on each head.The wanted list is divided into five color-coded categories, with red as the most wanted, followed by blue, green, orange and g…
yenisafak.com/en/news/turkey-neutralized…

The Government's Failed Track-and-Trace System is a Disaster for England
Patrick Cockburn | zcomm.org | 2020-08-05
The allegation that Boris Johnson is a bombastic blowhard and careerist who is out of his depth in a real crisis has been confirmed all too frequently by events…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/the-governments-fa…

A tale of two Chomskys: Cancel culture vs. neoliberal hegemonic soft power
Eds. | mronline.org | 2020-08-05
Noam Chomsky has been writing about the lack of democracy under neoliberal hegemony for decades, which is why I was so surprised that he signed the recent Harper's Letter.
mronline.org/2020/08/05/a-tale-of-two-ch…

HIV/AIDS Scholars Using Nonhuman Primate (NHP) Models Program (K01 Independent Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
grants.gov | 2020-08-05
PAR-20-231
| Funding Opportunity ID: | 327728 | Opportunity Number: | PAR-20-231 | Opportunity Title: | HIV/AIDS Scholars Using Nonhuman Primate (NHP) Models Program (K01 Independent Clinical Trial Not Allowed) | Opportunity Category: | Discretionary | Opportunity Category Explanation: | | Funding Instrument Type: | Grant | Category of Funding Activity: | Health | Category Explanation: | | CFDA Number(s): | 93.351 | Eligible Applicants: | State governments | County governments | City or township governments | Special district governments | Independent school districts | Public…
grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.h…

Does MY Jesus really support Trump?
Philip Farruggio | nationofchange.org | 2020-08-05
If the 'Trump thumping Evangelicals' has their way, like it or not, we will step into a Fascist/Neo Nazi rabbit hole that will assure that the coming Time of Tribulation is before us!
nationofchange.org/2020/08/04/does-my-je…

An Economic Survival Package, not a Stimulus Package
Dean Baker | zcomm.org | 2020-08-05
This is really a question of life and death. Tens of millions of workers have serious health conditions that mean they would be at considerable danger if they became infected…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/an-economic-surviv…

Over 100 dead and thousands injured in a powerful blasts in Beirut
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-08-05
The Lebanese government is discussing imposition of an emergency to deal with the aftermath of the disaster which has left large parts of the city in debris and over 4,000 injured.
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/08/05/over-100-…

Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit, Colorado Plateau CESU
grants.gov | 2020-08-05
G20AS00082
| Funding Opportunity ID: | 327704 | Opportunity Number: | G20AS00082 | Opportunity Title: | Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit, Colorado Plateau CESU | Opportunity Category: | Discretionary | Opportunity Category Explanation: | | Funding Instrument Type: | Cooperative Agreement | Category of Funding Activity: | Science and Technology and other Research and Development | Category Explanation: | | CFDA Number(s): | 15.808 | Eligible Applicants: | Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification) | Additional Information on E…
grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.h…

Interventions to Prevent Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS) Use Among Adolescents (R01 – Clinical Trial Optional)
grants.gov | 2020-08-05
RFA-DA-21-009
| Funding Opportunity ID: | 327741 | Opportunity Number: | RFA-DA-21-009 | Opportunity Title: | Interventions to Prevent Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS) Use Among Adolescents (R01 – Clinical Trial Optional) | Opportunity Category: | Discretionary | Opportunity Category Explanation: | | Funding Instrument Type: | Grant | Category of Funding Activity: | Education | Health | Category Explanation: | | CFDA Number(s): | 93.279 | 93.399 | Eligible Applicants: | State governments | County governments | City or township governments | Special district governmen…
grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.h…

What has changed since Kashmir's special status was revoked?
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-08-05
It has been one year since the far-right Indian government led by the Bharatiya Janata Party revoked the special status of the state of Jammu and Kashmir. The last one year has been described by the people of Kashmir as one of utter distress and helplessness.
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/08/05/what-has-…

Fiat Chrysler bribed UAW with tens of millions, new GM court filing alleges
wsws.org | 2020-08-05
The new documents contain allegations of massive corruption on the part of the UAW, exceeding anything brought to light so far by the parallel criminal probe by the FBI.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/08/05/auto…

Small Business Transportation Resource Center – West Central Region
grants.gov | 2020-08-05
USDOT-OST-OSDBU-SBTRCWC-2020-1
| Funding Opportunity ID: | 327716 | Opportunity Number: | USDOT-OST-OSDBU-SBTRCWC-2020-1 | Opportunity Title: | Small Business Transportation Resource Center – West Central Region | Opportunity Category: | Discretionary | Opportunity Category Explanation: | | Funding Instrument Type: | Cooperative Agreement | Category of Funding Activity: | Business and Commerce | Category Explanation: | | CFDA Number(s): | 20.910 | Eligible Applicants: | Public and State controlled institutions of higher education | Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the…
grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.h…

Syria criticizes US deal with SDF over its oil fields
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-08-05
Syrian oil fields in the north-eastern part of the country have been under the control of the Kurdish-led rebel group, Syrian Democratic Forces, since the defeat of ISIS in 2017…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/08/05/syria-cri…

Statewide online workshop on community control of Florida police
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-08-05
Tallahassee, FL -The Tallahassee Community Action Committee (TCAC) hosted an online training and workshop, July 30, over Facebook Live on the topic of community control of police. The event was led by experienced anti-racism leaders who are active in the National Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression (NAARPR), and also founding members of their local organizations: TCAC and the group that inspired TCAC's own founding, the Jacksonville Community Action Committee (JCAC). | "NAARPR, JCAC and TCAC all have political repression and police overreach central to their origin stories," noted Tallahassee Communi…
www.fightbacknews.org/2020/8/4/statewide…

Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit, Piedmont South Atlantic Coast CESU
grants.gov | 2020-08-05
G20AS00085
| Funding Opportunity ID: | 327700 | Opportunity Number: | G20AS00085 | Opportunity Title: | Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit, Piedmont South Atlantic Coast CESU | Opportunity Category: | Discretionary | Opportunity Category Explanation: | | Funding Instrument Type: | Cooperative Agreement | Category of Funding Activity: | Science and Technology and other Research and Development | Category Explanation: | | CFDA Number(s): | 15.808 | Eligible Applicants: | Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification) | Additional Inf…
grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.h…

Create Interactive Content to Complement English Language Radio Scripts
grants.gov | 2020-08-05
AFKHT-FY20-001
| Funding Opportunity ID: | 327710 | Opportunity Number: | AFKHT-FY20-001 | Opportunity Title: | Create Interactive Content to Complement English Language Radio Scripts | Opportunity Category: | Discretionary | Opportunity Category Explanation: | | Funding Instrument Type: | Grant | Category of Funding Activity: | Other (see text field entitled "Explanation of Other Category of Funding Activity" for clarification) | Category Explanation: | Public Diplomacy | CFDA Number(s): | 19.040 | Eligible Applicants: | Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information o…
grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.h…

Boston school workers blast 'reopening plans'
Workers World Boston bureau | workers.org | 2020-08-05
Boston Public School nurses, teachers and bus drivers occupied City Hall Plaza on July 29, vowing to defend public safety by any means necessary. The action was a response to the threatening, dangerous demands of the White House, Wall Street and Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker to "get back to school . . . | Continue reading Boston school workers blast 'reopening plans' at Workers.org
workers.org/2020/08/50454/?utm_source=rs…

The Worst Hunger Season Yet to Come: Global Moral Failure in the Time of Covid-19
Jonas Ecke | counterpunch.org | 2020-08-05
As the moral philosopher Peter Singer asserts, we are just as obligated to save a child half a world away than we are to save a child that is drowning right in front of our eyes. While in the past, even the most powerful individuals could not affect what is happening in distant places, we…
counterpunch.org/2020/08/05/the-worst-hu…

Gloria La Riva stands with San Juan County prisoners in their revolt
Chris Banks | liberationnews.org | 2020-08-05
Liberation News screenshot of video of San Juan County Adult Detention Center posted by San Juan County Sheriff's Office U.S. presidential candidate Gloria La Riva, who will appear on the ballot in New Mexico and other states on the Party for Socialism and Liberation's ticket, expresses solidarity with the July 13 uprising at San Juan …
liberationnews.org/gloria-la-riva-stands…

Melbourne's 'State of Disaster' Is Covid as Usual in the US
Neil Demause | zcomm.org | 2020-08-05
If Victoria were a US state, its infection rate would be one of the lowest in the nation…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/melbournes-state-o…

Grants for Early Medical/Surgical Specialists' Transition to Aging Research (GEMSSTAR) (R03 Clinical Trial Optional)
grants.gov | 2020-08-05
RFA-AG-21-023
| Funding Opportunity ID: | 327708 | Opportunity Number: | RFA-AG-21-023 | Opportunity Title: | Grants for Early Medical/Surgical Specialists' Transition to Aging Research (GEMSSTAR) (R03 Clinical Trial Optional) | Opportunity Category: | Discretionary | Opportunity Category Explanation: | | Funding Instrument Type: | Grant | Category of Funding Activity: | Health | Category Explanation: | | CFDA Number(s): | 93.866 | Eligible Applicants: | State governments | County governments | City or township governments | Special district governments | Independent school dis…
grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.h…

Kashmir, India and Human Rights
Robert Fantina | globalresearch.ca | 2020-08-05
It is one year since the Indian government revoked article 370 of their constitution, thus rendering Kashmir an oppressed colony of India. This is not to imply that Kashmiris enjoyed any semblance of independence prior to August 5 of 2019, …
globalresearch.ca/kashmir-india-human-ri…

Pentagon Plans to Destroy Dozens of Soviet Cities and the So-called Cold War
Shane Quinn | globalresearch.ca | 2020-08-05
Though remaining unmentioned in official texts, the origins of the dubiously titled Cold War can be traced to policies pursued by American leaders during World War II itself. Following Nazi Germany's calamitous defeat at Stalingrad in early 1943, Washington's ongoing …
globalresearch.ca/pentagon-plans-destroy…

Massive Explosion Destroys Beirut Harbor, Hundreds of Casualties
Arabi Souri | globalresearch.ca | 2020-08-05
A massive explosion rocked the Lebanese capital Beirut this afternoon Tuesday 04 August 2020, the center of the explosion was in the Beirut harbor. | The Lebanese people who lived through a lengthy civil war and several confrontations with Israel and …
globalresearch.ca/massive-explosion-dest…

ROSES 2020: SAGE III/ ISS Science Team
grants.gov | 2020-08-05
NNH20ZDA001N-SAGEIII
| Funding Opportunity ID: | 327711 | Opportunity Number: | NNH20ZDA001N-SAGEIII | Opportunity Title: | ROSES 2020: SAGE III/ ISS Science Team | Opportunity Category: | Discretionary | Opportunity Category Explanation: | | Funding Instrument Type: | Cooperative Agreement | Grant | Category of Funding Activity: | Science and Technology and other Research and Development | Category Explanation: | | CFDA Number(s): | 43.001 | Eligible Applicants: | Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification) | Additional Informa…
grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.h…

Paul Coverdell National Acute Stroke Program
grants.gov | 2020-08-05
CDC-RFA-DP21-2102
| Opportunity ID: | 327722 | Opportunity Number: | CDC-RFA-DP21-2102 | Opportunity Title: | Paul Coverdell National Acute Stroke Program | Opportunity Category: | Discretionary | Opportunity Category Explanation: | | Funding Instrument Type: | Cooperative Agreement | Category of Funding Activity: | Health | Category Explanation: | | CFDA Number(s): | 93.810 | Eligible Applicants: | Unrestricted (i.e., open to any type of entity above), subject to any clarification in text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" | Additional Information on Eli…
grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.h…

Breaking: Israel Bombed Beirut?
Richard Silverstein | globalresearch.ca | 2020-08-05
Photo: Massive mushroom cloud from Hezbollah warehouse bombing and its aftermath | A note to our readers | Important report by Tikun Olan ◊™◊ô◊ß◊ï◊ü ◊¢◊ï◊ú◊ù . This report by author Richard Silverstein is yet to be confirmed. It is not corroborated by …
globalresearch.ca/breaking-israel-bombed…

Hydroxychloroquine: An Effective COVID Treatment the Media Continues to Tag as "A Dangerous Drug"
Dr. Steven Hatfill | globalresearch.ca | 2020-08-05
On Friday, July 31, in a column ostensibly dealing with health care "misinformation," Washington Post media critic Margaret Sullivan opened by lambasting "fringe doctors spouting dangerous falsehoods about hydroxychloroquine as a COVID-19 wonder cure." | Actually, it was Sullivan who was …
globalresearch.ca/effective-covid-treatm…

Black Lives Matter: Resisting the Propaganda of Status Quo Defenders
Roy Eidelson | counterpunch.org | 2020-08-05
First came the new names–Breonna Taylor, George Floyd, Rayshard Brooks, and others–all added one by one to the long list of tragic, unjustifiable police killings of Black Americans. Then came the batons, the pepper spray, the tear gas, the flash-grenades, the helicopters, the armored vehicles, and the rubber bullets wielded against nonviolent Black Lives Matter protesters across the United States,…
counterpunch.org/2020/08/05/black-lives-…

In Kashmir, India's policies echo Israeli atrocities
Umer Beigh | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-08-05
A year after the abrogation of Kashmir's special status and the imposition of a harsh lockdown, the parallels between India's policies and that of Israel are all the more stark…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/08/05/in-kashmi…

Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit, Great Lakes Northern Forests CESU
grants.gov | 2020-08-05
G20AS00098
| Funding Opportunity ID: | 327696 | Opportunity Number: | G20AS00098 | Opportunity Title: | Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit, Great Lakes Northern Forests CESU | Opportunity Category: | Discretionary | Opportunity Category Explanation: | | Funding Instrument Type: | Cooperative Agreement | Category of Funding Activity: | Science and Technology and other Research and Development | Category Explanation: | | CFDA Number(s): | 15.808 | Eligible Applicants: | Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification) | Additional Info…
grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.h…

Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit, Colorado Plateau CESU
grants.gov | 2020-08-05
G20AS00090
| Funding Opportunity ID: | 327698 | Opportunity Number: | G20AS00090 | Opportunity Title: | Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit, Colorado Plateau CESU | Opportunity Category: | Discretionary | Opportunity Category Explanation: | | Funding Instrument Type: | Cooperative Agreement | Category of Funding Activity: | Science and Technology and other Research and Development | Category Explanation: | | CFDA Number(s): | 15.808 | Eligible Applicants: | Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification) | Additional Information on E…
grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.h…

Shadowy US Firm Run by Former Diplomat Cinches Syria Oil Deal with Kurds
Raul Diego | mintpressnews.com | 2020-08-05
A Delaware-based company formed by a former American diplomat, a CEO of a private mercenary company and an old hand in the oil business has inked a deal with U.S.-backed Kurdish rebels to develop crude in Syria.
mintpressnews.com/shadowy-us-firm-cinche…

NIA Multi-site COVID-19 Related Clinical Trial Implementation Grant on Aging-Related Topics in at-risk Older Adult Populations (R01 Clinical Trial Required)
grants.gov | 2020-08-05
PAR-20-234
| Funding Opportunity ID: | 327717 | Opportunity Number: | PAR-20-234 | Opportunity Title: | NIA Multi-site COVID-19 Related Clinical Trial Implementation Grant on Aging-Related Topics in at-risk Older Adult Populations (R01 Clinical Trial Required) | Opportunity Category: | Discretionary | Opportunity Category Explanation: | | Funding Instrument Type: | Grant | Category of Funding Activity: | Health | Category Explanation: | | CFDA Number(s): | 93.866 | Eligible Applicants: | State governments | County governments | City or township governments | Special district go…
grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.h…

Massive explosion in Beirut kills dozens and injures thousands
wsws.org | 2020-08-05
A deadly explosion in the port district of Beirut, Lebanon Tuesday evening flattened buildings in the immediate vicinity and sent a shock wave across the city.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/08/05/leba…

Boston school workers blast 'reopening plans'
| workers.org | 2020-08-05
By Steve Gillis, Financial Secretary, USW Local 8751 and G. Lechat, Harvard TPS Coalition Boston Public School nurses, teachers and bus drivers occupied City Hall Plaza on July 29, vowing to defend public safety by any means necessary. The action was a response to the threatening, dangerous demands of the . . . | Continue reading Boston school workers blast 'reopening plans' at Workers.org
workers.org/2020/08/50454/?utm_source=rs…

NEA launches lobbying for $175 billion to aid schools
Mark Gruenberg | peoplesworld.org | 2020-08-05
WASHINGTON –The nation's largest union, the National Education Association, is asking its members and allies nationwide to lobby lawmakers to include $175 billion to aid schools in the next economic relief act dealing with the impact of coronavirus closures. And they're also making the point the issue is in the hands of lawmakers, particularly senators' …
peoplesworld.org/article/nea-launches-lo…

Teachers and Students Mobilize in More Than 35 Cities to Demand Safe Schools
Ella Fassler | zcomm.org | 2020-08-05
When many politicians announced plans for the full or hybrid reopening of schools, rank-and-file teachers began organizing themselves spontaneously to prevent the unsafe reopening of schools…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/1037050/

For Egalitarians, a Sudden Sense of Possibility
Sam Pizzigati | zcomm.org | 2020-08-05
The corona crisis has left the greed grabs of Corporate America considerably more vulnerable…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/for-egalitarians-a…

Epidemiologic Cohort Study of Interstitial Cystitis
grants.gov | 2020-08-05
RFA-DP-21-002
| Opportunity ID: | 327721 | Opportunity Number: | RFA-DP-21-002 | Opportunity Title: | Epidemiologic Cohort Study of Interstitial Cystitis | Opportunity Category: | Discretionary | Opportunity Category Explanation: | | Funding Instrument Type: | Cooperative Agreement | Category of Funding Activity: | Health | Category Explanation: | | CFDA Number(s): | 93.283 | Eligible Applicants: | State governments | County governments | City or township governments | Special district governments | Independent school districts | Public and State controlled institutions of high…
grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.h…

Dismissal of public school workers in Portugal met with widespread condemnation
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-08-05
Massive reductions are due to take place in public schools in Portugal even as reports highlight an imminent risk of lack of school professionals in the upcoming academic year because of the COVID-19 pandemic…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/08/05/dismissal…

Hiroshima, Technique, and Bioweapons
Seiji Yamada | counterpunch.org | 2020-08-05
My family comes from Hiroshima, and I was born there myself. On August 6, 1945, my father was thirteen and just far enough away from home in the center of Hiroshima, across a few hills assigned to digging potatoes. The rest of his immediate family was scattered far enough from Ground Zero to survive. Branches of his family and branches of my mother's family came to an end that day, however.
counterpunch.org/2020/08/05/hiroshima-te…

Israel Hits Beirut with Nuclear Missile, Trump and Lebanese Govt. Confirm (continually updating)
Gordon Duff | thealtworld.com | 2020-08-05
Trump confirms this was a bombing, not an accident and is immediately scourged by pro-Israel press…starting with the Daily Beast | #Breaking #Syria President Assad orders all borders and ports in the country open to #Lebanon, orders caravans of ambulances to head to #Beirut and ferry injured to hospitals in #Damascus, and launches an air bridge of medical and food supplies between the two cities | Israeli Delilah missile carrying 6 kiloton (6000 tons of TNT equivalent) nuclear missile (unretouched photo via VT Damascus) Ti…
thealtworld.com/gordon_duff/israel-hits-…

WaterSMART Grants: Water and Energy Efficiency Grants for Fiscal Year 2021
grants.gov | 2020-08-05
BOR-DO-21-F001
| Funding Opportunity ID: | 327729 | Opportunity Number: | BOR-DO-21-F001 | Opportunity Title: | WaterSMART Grants: Water and Energy Efficiency Grants for Fiscal Year 2021 | Opportunity Category: | Discretionary | Opportunity Category Explanation: | | Funding Instrument Type: | Cooperative Agreement | Grant | Category of Funding Activity: | Natural Resources | Category Explanation: | | CFDA Number(s): | 15.507 | Eligible Applicants: | Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification) | Additional Information on Eligibil…
grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.h…

Struggle makes headway, but fight far from over in Portland, Ore
Joshua Hanks | workers.org | 2020-08-05
When federal officers entered Portland, Ore., over the July 4 weekend and began to confront Black Lives Matter protesters, it quickly became clear that the protesters were not going to be driven out. The presence of federal officers only galvanized protesters, who turned out by the thousands night after night. . . . | Continue reading Struggle makes headway, but fight far from over in Portland, Ore. at Workers.org
workers.org/2020/08/50451/?utm_source=rs…

Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit, Rocky Mountain CESU
grants.gov | 2020-08-05
G20AS00099
| Funding Opportunity ID: | 327726 | Opportunity Number: | G20AS00099 | Opportunity Title: | Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit, Rocky Mountain CESU | Opportunity Category: | Discretionary | Opportunity Category Explanation: | | Funding Instrument Type: | Cooperative Agreement | Category of Funding Activity: | Science and Technology and other Research and Development | Category Explanation: | | CFDA Number(s): | 15.808 | Eligible Applicants: | Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification) | Additional Information on Eli…
grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.h…

South African Communist Party celebrates 99 years, plans next stage of struggle
Combined Sources | peoplesworld.org | 2020-08-05
South African Communist Party (SACP) leader Blade Nzimande said it was critical to recall its "anti-imperialist foundations" in a televised address on Aug. 2 as the party celebrated its 99th anniversary. He said that the end of apartheid did not mean the end of imperialism, which he said instead had become…
peoplesworld.org/article/south-african-c…

ATOMIC BOMBINGS AT 75: The Decision to Drop the Bomb on Japan and the Genesis of the Cold War
Scott Ritter | thealtworld.com | 2020-08-05
The head of the Manhattan Project said, "The purpose of the whole project was to subdue the …
thealtworld.com/scott_ritter/atomic-bomb…

Pay No Attention
Caitlin Johnstone | thealtworld.com | 2020-08-05
Pay no attention to that curtain. | Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain. | Pay no attention to that network of conditioning behind the man. | Pay no attention to that consciousness behind the network of conditioning. | Pay no attention to that boundless emptiness behind the consciousness. | Pay no attention to that Supreme Godhead behind the emptiness. | Pay no attention to that mirror behind the Supreme Godhead. | Don't pull that thread. | Don't open that can of worms. | Don't follow that Yellow Brick Road. | For if you do, | the whole game will be spoiled. | All your drama and conflict. | All your p…
thealtworld.com/caitlin_johnston/pay-no-…

Elimination of lymphatic filariasis and elimination and control of other neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) in an effort to improve the quality and coverage of local programs
grants.gov | 2020-08-05
CDC-RFA-GH21-2104
| Opportunity ID: | 327713 | Opportunity Number: | CDC-RFA-GH21-2104 | Opportunity Title: | Elimination of lymphatic filariasis and elimination and control of other neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) in an effort to improve the quality and coverage of local programs. | Opportunity Category: | Discretionary | Opportunity Category Explanation: | | Funding Instrument Type: | Cooperative Agreement | Category of Funding Activity: | Health | Category Explanation: | | CFDA Number(s): | 93.084 | Eligible Applicants: | Unrestricted (i.e., open to any type of entity abo…
grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.h…

Oregon Sen. Merkley Stands With Community Leaders Calling For A Moratorium On Utility Cut Offs
Staff | therealnews.com | 2020-08-05
Interfaith Power and Light leaders Rev. Michael Malcom and Rev. Dallas Conyers talk with Sen. Jeff Merkley about the moral obligation to end water and electricity shutoffs.
therealnews.com/stories/oregon-sen-merkl…

Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit, Desert Southwest CESU
grants.gov | 2020-08-05
G20AS00081
| Funding Opportunity ID: | 327701 | Opportunity Number: | G20AS00081 | Opportunity Title: | Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit, Desert Southwest CESU | Opportunity Category: | Discretionary | Opportunity Category Explanation: | | Funding Instrument Type: | Cooperative Agreement | Category of Funding Activity: | Science and Technology and other Research and Development | Category Explanation: | | CFDA Number(s): | 15.808 | Eligible Applicants: | Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification) | Additional Information on E…
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US-German Relations Are Beyond Repair as Result of Decades-long Clash of Views & Ideas. Troop Pullout Is Only a Symptom
Scott Ritter | globalresearch.ca | 2020-08-05
While the Trump administration sells the decision to withdraw US troops from Germany as a strengthening of NATO force alignment, the reality is it's merely the latest manifestation of a relationship on the decline for decades. | The announcement by Secretary | …
globalresearch.ca/us-german-relations-re…

Brazil: From pandemic to genocide
Makasi Motema | workers.org | 2020-08-05
Since the pandemic began, Brazilians have suffered 93,000 deaths and 2.7 million infections — the second highest number of infections in the world after the United States. Far from marshaling his country's resources to battle the disease, Bolsonaro has intentionally sabotaged Brazil's COVID-19 response. Like his U.S. analog, the right-wing . . . | Continue reading Brazil: From pandemic to genocide at Workers.org
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Republicans sabotage as negotiations delay pandemic relief package
John Catalinotto | workers.org | 2020-08-05
Aug. 3 — Talks between the Republican administration and its majority Republican Senate with the Democratic Party House and Senate leaders have failed so far to reach agreement. This impasse holds up the emergency relief, which Republicans call CARES-2, beyond the date when vital unemployment supplements expired and the rent . . . | Continue reading Republicans sabotage as negotiations delay pandemic relief package at Workers.org
workers.org/2020/08/50448/?utm_source=rs…

Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit, Rocky Mountain CESU
grants.gov | 2020-08-05
G20AS00096
| Funding Opportunity ID: | 327697 | Opportunity Number: | G20AS00096 | Opportunity Title: | Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit, Rocky Mountain CESU | Opportunity Category: | Discretionary | Opportunity Category Explanation: | | Funding Instrument Type: | Cooperative Agreement | Category of Funding Activity: | Science and Technology and other Research and Development | Category Explanation: | | CFDA Number(s): | 15.808 | Eligible Applicants: | Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification) | Additional Information on Eli…
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Widespread protests in Bolivia oppose postponement of elections
wsws.org | 2020-08-05
Since Monday, a movement of strikes and blockades of main roads by workers and peasants has been spreading in Bolivia.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/08/05/boli…

Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit, Chesapeake Watershed CESU
grants.gov | 2020-08-05
G20AS00100
| Funding Opportunity ID: | 327725 | Opportunity Number: | G20AS00100 | Opportunity Title: | Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit, Chesapeake Watershed CESU | Opportunity Category: | Discretionary | Opportunity Category Explanation: | | Funding Instrument Type: | Cooperative Agreement | Category of Funding Activity: | Science and Technology and other Research and Development | Category Explanation: | | CFDA Number(s): | 15.808 | Eligible Applicants: | Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification) | Additional Information…
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The virus, the GDP and the profit motive
Editor | workers.org | 2020-08-05
"The coronavirus pandemic's toll on the nation's economy became emphatically clearer Thursday," the New York Times wrote July 30, "as the government detailed the most devastating three-month collapse on record, which wiped away nearly five years of growth." Specifically, the gross domestic product, "the broadest measure of goods and services . . . | Continue reading The virus, the GDP and the profit motive at Workers.org
workers.org/2020/08/50445/?utm_source=rs…

Early Stage Investigator HIV/AIDS Research Using Nonhuman Primate (NHP) Models (R21 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
grants.gov | 2020-08-05
PAR-20-212
| Funding Opportunity ID: | 327727 | Opportunity Number: | PAR-20-212 | Opportunity Title: | Early Stage Investigator HIV/AIDS Research Using Nonhuman Primate (NHP) Models (R21 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) | Opportunity Category: | Discretionary | Opportunity Category Explanation: | | Funding Instrument Type: | Grant | Category of Funding Activity: | Food and Nutrition | Health | Category Explanation: | | CFDA Number(s): | 93.847 | Eligible Applicants: | State governments | County governments | City or township governments | Special district governments | Independent…
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Black August and Black liberation: "study, fast, train, fight."
Eds. | mronline.org | 2020-08-05
The struggle for African/Black freedom in the United States began with the arrival of the first enslaved Africans to this territory in 1619.
mronline.org/2020/08/05/black-august-and…

Sen. Sherrod Brown Talks With Ohio Mother Facing Water Shutoff
Staff | therealnews.com | 2020-08-05
The woman says she and other working people face trauma every day, with little help from the federal government.
therealnews.com/stories/sen-sherrod-brow…

Behavioral Tasks Targeting Brain Systems Relevant to Anhedonia (R01 Basic Experimental Studies with Humans Required)
grants.gov | 2020-08-05
PAR-20-235
| Funding Opportunity ID: | 327718 | Opportunity Number: | PAR-20-235 | Opportunity Title: | Behavioral Tasks Targeting Brain Systems Relevant to Anhedonia (R01 Basic Experimental Studies with Humans | Required) | Opportunity Category: | Discretionary | Opportunity Category Explanation: | | Funding Instrument Type: | Grant | Category of Funding Activity: | Health | Category Explanation: | | CFDA Number(s): | 93.242 | Eligible Applicants: | State governments | County governments | City or township governments | Special district governments | Independent school distric…
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Threat of strike forces Chicago to cancel school re-opening plan
Mark Gruenberg | peoplesworld.org | 2020-08-05
CHICAGO–The Chicago Public Schools have backed down from their plan to reopen school buildings in August despite the coronavirus pandemic. City Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced the reversal in a morning press conference on August 5, citing health recommendations and parent and teacher concern as her reasons. City schools will hold remote-only classes for the first …
peoplesworld.org/article/dangerous-chica…

Study to Explore Early Development (SEED) Follow-up Studies
grants.gov | 2020-08-05
RFA-DD-21-001
| Opportunity ID: | 327720 | Opportunity Number: | RFA-DD-21-001 | Opportunity Title: | Study to Explore Early Development (SEED) Follow-up Studies | Opportunity Category: | Discretionary | Opportunity Category Explanation: | | Funding Instrument Type: | Cooperative Agreement | Category of Funding Activity: | Health | Category Explanation: | | CFDA Number(s): | 93.073 | Eligible Applicants: | State governments | County governments | City or township governments | Special district governments | Independent school districts | Public and State controlled institutions…
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National Security Alert: COVID Tests Scientifically Fraudulent, Epidemic of False Positives
David DeGraw | globalresearch.ca | 2020-08-05
Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) tests are used worldwide to "diagnose" Sars-Cov-2 infection. An in-depth investigation reveals clear scientific evidence proving that these tests are not accurate and create a statistically significant percentage of false positives. Positive results more likely …
globalresearch.ca/national-security-aler…

Oshkosh, WI protest demands justice for Isaiah Tucker on 3-year anniversary of his murder by police
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-08-05
Oshkosh, WI – On the evening of July 31, 50 people from Oshkosh and the surrounding Fox Valley participated in a protest and vigil for Isaiah Tucker. The event, organized by United Action Oshkosh (UAO), marked the three-year anniversary of Isaiah's murder by Oshkosh police officers Aaron Achterberg and Kyle Roberts. This event was also a call for the Oshkosh Police Department to fire, indict and convict killer cop Achterberg and his accomplice Roberts, both of whom are still employed by Oshkosh Police Department. | Attendees of the event took to the streets and marched to the Oshkosh Police Department to demand…
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Don't fall victim to the right's anti-science coronavirus conspiracy theories
Kimball Cariou | peoplesworld.org | 2020-08-05
With no early end in sight to the COVID-19 pandemic, two crucial questions are on the agenda: How can we protect lives in this emergency, and what fundamental economic changes can prevent big corporate interests from imposing the burden of this crisis on working people? The second question is a subject for another commentary, but …
peoplesworld.org/article/dont-fall-victi…

Up to 300,000 Left Homeless by Beirut Explosion: Live Updates
Ted Regencia | globalresearch.ca | 2020-08-05
Lebanese President Michel Aoun called for an emergency cabinet meeting on Wednesday and said a two-week state of emergency should be declared following a massive explosion in Beirut that killed at least 100 people and injured 4,000 others. | The explosion …
globalresearch.ca/300000-left-homeless-b…

P Is for Predator State: The Building Blocks of Tyranny from A to Z
John W. Whitehead | globalresearch.ca | 2020-08-05
"When a population becomes distracted by trivia, when cultural life is redefined as a perpetual round of entertainments, when serious public conversation becomes a form of baby-talk, when, in short, a people become an audience and their public business a …
globalresearch.ca/predator-state-buildin…

COVID-19: Are We Being Misled Again by Big Pharma?
Third World Network | globalresearch.ca | 2020-08-05
In March 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the COVID-19 outbreak a pandemic. | This is not the first time. The WHO, in the recent past, had announced H1N1 — also known as swine flu — in June 2009, a …
globalresearch.ca/covid-19-misled-again-…

Critical Outlooks of the Community Approach to Global Development
Yossef Ben-Meir | zcomm.org | 2020-08-05
For those of us who support and encourage participatory development (PD), we must ask ourselves what we need to do in order to ensure maximally productive and life-enhancing experiences for the communities with which we work, in the time we are in…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/critical-outlooks-…

As Schools Reopen, Teachers, Parents, and Students Are Pushing Back
Rachel M. Cohen | zcomm.org | 2020-08-05
On the National Day of Resistance, activists say "going back to normal" isn't good enough…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/as-schools-reopen-…

Hybrid Effectiveness-Implementation Trials for Heart, Lung, Blood, and Sleep Diseases in the Inpatient Setting (U01 – Clinical Trials Required)
grants.gov | 2020-08-05
RFA-HL-21-001
| Funding Opportunity ID: | 327707 | Opportunity Number: | RFA-HL-21-001 | Opportunity Title: | Hybrid Effectiveness-Implementation Trials for Heart, Lung, Blood, and Sleep Diseases in the Inpatient Setting (U01 – Clinical Trials Required) | Opportunity Category: | Discretionary | Opportunity Category Explanation: | | Funding Instrument Type: | Cooperative Agreement | Category of Funding Activity: | Health | Category Explanation: | | CFDA Number(s): | 93.233 | 93.837 | 93.838 | 93.839 | 93.840 | Eligible Applicants: | State governments | County governments | City…
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Celebrating 100 years of the communist party in Britain
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-08-05
Communists in Britain organized a massive online event on August 1, Saturday, to mark the 100th anniversary of the foundation of the communist party in country. The centenary celebrations, which were titled the 'Red Wedge,' were held online due to the pandemic. The event organized by the Communist Party of Britain (CPB) saw discussions on a wide range of topics with thousands of participants joining in, including around 70 speakers representing different fronts. | As per reports, five sessions were held on Saturday, with deliberations on the themes of anti-racism and anti-fascism, environment and climate crisis,…
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The View From Saturn
Elliot Sperber | counterpunch.org | 2020-08-05
The View From Saturn In the time it takes the earth to make Eight trips around the sun Saturn completes just a quarter of one And there's nowhere to do laundry No place to clean clothes Every laundromat's closed The streams, polluted, Are thick with waste Or dried away Yet you're still here And can…
counterpunch.org/2020/08/05/the-view-fro…

Pay No Attention
Caitlin Johnstone | thealtworld.com | 2020-08-05
Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain. | Pay no attention to that network of conditioning behind the man. | Pay no attention to that consciousness behind the network of conditioning. | Pay no attention to that boundless emptiness behind the consciousness. | Pay no attention to that Supreme Godhead behind the emptiness. | Pay no attention to that mirror behind the Supreme Godhead. | Don't pull that thread. | Don't open that can of worms. | Don't follow that Yellow Brick Road. | For if you do, | the whole game will be spoiled. | All your drama and conflict. | All your passions and projects. | All your bel…
thealtworld.com/caitlin_johnston/pay-no-…

The Heat: China-U.S. relations take another hit
Anand Naidoo | america.cgtn.com | 2020-08-05
China and U.S. relations take another hit after President Trump threatens to shut down TikTok. | What is driving Washington's attacks on Beijing?
america.cgtn.com/2020/08/05/the-heat-chi…

Leader sympathizes with Lebanese people over Beirut explosion
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-08-05
TEHRAN, Aug. 05 (MNA) — Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei in a message on Wed. expressed his sympathy with the Lebanese people following the tragic huge explosion occurred at Beirut Port.
en.mehrnews.com/news/161947/Leader-sympa…

Iran, Afghanistan ink MoU in transit field: official
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-08-05
TEHRAN, Aug. 05 (MNA) — The Director General of Sistan and Baluchestan Ports and Maritime Department General revealed the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Afghanistan's private sector in the field of transit via Chabahar Port.
en.mehrnews.com/news/161914/Iran-Afghani…

Leader pardons, commutes sentences of 2,135 prisoners
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-08-05
TEHRAN, Aug. 05 (MNA) — Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has agreed to pardon or commute the sentences of as many as 2,135 prisoners.
en.mehrnews.com/news/161931/Leader-pardo…

Lebanon's stability significant for all regional countries
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-08-05
TEHRAN, Aug. 06 (MNA) — Iranian First Vice President Es'hagh Jahangiri said that Lebanon's stability and security are significant for all regional countries.
en.mehrnews.com/news/161948/Lebanon-s-st…

Lebanon rejects Trump's claim over deadly blast in Beirut
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-08-05
TEHRAN, Aug. 05 (MNA) — Lebanon rejects President Trump's claims that the Tuesday's massive blast in Beirut was caused by enemy action rather than an industrial incident.
en.mehrnews.com/news/161917/Lebanon-reje…

Hezbollah launches blood donation campaign in Lebanon
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-08-05
TEHRAN, Aug. 05 (MNA) — Hezbollah Resistance Movement has launched a blood donation campaign in all Lebanese health centers in solidarity with the wounded in the explosion.
en.mehrnews.com/news/161919/Hezbollah-la…

Survey suggests 10m infected with COVID-19 in Afghanistan
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-08-05
TEHRAN, Aug. 05 (MNA) — A survey conducted by Afghanistan's Ministry of Public Health suggests that some 10 million people may have contracted the novel coronavirus disease in the country.
en.mehrnews.com/news/161918/Survey-sugge…

Iran's Parliament pursuing 12 anti-US plans
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-08-05
TEHRAN, Aug. 05 (MNA) — Chairman of the Iranian Parliament's National Security and Foreign Policy Commission Mojtaba Zonnour said that the Iranian Parliament is pursuing 12 anti-US plans.
en.mehrnews.com/news/161929/Iran-s-Parli…

New envoys of Oman, Germany submit credentials to Zarif
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-08-05
TEHRAN, Aug. 06 (MNA) — The new ambassadors of Oman and Germany submitted a copy of their credentials to Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Wednesday.
en.mehrnews.com/news/161939/New-envoys-o…

VIDEO: Moment of destruction of church in Beirut explosion
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-08-05
TEHRAN, Aug. 05 (MNA) — The video shows the moment when a church in Beirut have been destroyed after a massive explosion rocked this city.
en.mehrnews.com/news/161912/VIDEO-Moment…

Muslim countries must rush to help suffering Lebanese people
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-08-05
TEHRAN, Aug. 06 (MNA) — Expediency Council Chairman called on Muslim countries to stand up for helping the Lebanese government and suffering people of this country in the wake of the huge explosion in Beirut Port.
en.mehrnews.com/news/161941/Muslim-count…

Iran standing by Lebanon: Ghalibaf
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-08-05
TEHRAN, Aug. 05 (MNA) — Parliament Speaker Mohammad Bagher Ghalibaf said that Tehran stands by the government and nation of the Lebanon for getting through this crisis.
en.mehrnews.com/news/161932/Iran-standin…

VIDEO: Man rescued from rubble following Beirut blast
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-08-05
TEHRAN, Aug. 06 (MNA) — A young man was rescued from the debris of a building that had been destroyed by the deadly Tuesday explosion in Beirut.
en.mehrnews.com/news/161934/VIDEO-Man-re…

Zarif says Iran ready to assist Lebanon after explosion
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-08-05
TEHRAN, Aug. 05 (MNA) — Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif expressed the country's full readiness to render any necessary help to Lebanon after a massive explosion rocked the Lebanese capital of Beirut.
en.mehrnews.com/news/161913/Zarif-says-I…

Iran ready to dispatch medical equipment to Beirut: Hatami
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-08-05
TEHRAN, Aug. 06 (MNA) — Iranian Minister of Defense Brigadier General Amir Hatami said that his ministry is ready to send medical staff and equipment to Lebanon's Beirut following the huge explosion occurred in Beirut Port yesterday.
en.mehrnews.com/news/161938/Iran-ready-t…

2,697 new COVID-19 cases registered in Iran
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-08-05
TEHRAN, Aug. 05 (MNA) — The novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has infected 2,697 people and claimed 185 lives in Iran in the past 24 hours, a senior health official said.
en.mehrnews.com/news/161925/2-697-new-CO…

Assassinating cmdr. violation of Iraq territorial integrity
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-08-05
TEHRAN, Aug. 05 (MNA) — In its latest report, the United Nations on Wed. said that the United States has violated Iraqi territorial integrity by assassinating former IRGC Quds Force Commander Lt. Gen. Qassem Soleimani.
en.mehrnews.com/news/161945/Assassinatin…

Global COVID-19 deaths pass 700,000
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-08-05
TEHRAN, Aug. 04 (MNA) — Coronavirus worldwide cases have exceeded 18.2 million with the deaths passing 692,000 in total, according to Worldometer figures.
en.mehrnews.com/news/161922/Global-COVID…

A fair and solid crisis financing
Philipp Gerhartinger and Joseph Woss | indybay.org | 2020-08-05
The contrast between the EU and the US in COVID financing could hardly be greater. McDonald's operators, Marathon Oil (over $400 million), Exxon, Chevron and Sea World received relief and will reduce their future tax payments. Tax gifts charac terize the US way of corruption and contradict these recommendations.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/08/05/1883567…

Neil Young sued the Trump campaign for illegal use of his music
Lynda Carson | indybay.org | 2020-08-05
Neil Young Sued The Trump Campaign For Illegal Use Of His Music In An Un-American Campaign Of Ignorance And Hate:…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/08/04/1883567…

Fifth COVID-19 Demonstration at San Quentin
Leon and Ruth | indybay.org | 2020-08-05
About 600 people marched to the west gate of San Quentin Prison on August 2nd. While they rallied inmates called out, confirming the horrific conditions inside the walls where the COVID-19 virus has spread like wildfire. | Top photo by Stephanie Mohan, Pro Bono Photo…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/08/03/1883564…

Saturday 8/8: 75th Annual Hiroshima-Nagasaki Remembrance & Virtual Peace Lantern Ceremony
Monterey Peace & Justice Center | indybay.org | 2020-08-05
Online via YouTube livestream or Zoom…
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Sunday 8/9: #stillhere: 75th Commemoration of the Atomic Bombings of Hiroshima & Nagasaki Teach-in 8/9
#sillhere Coalition | indybay.org | 2020-08-05
Online…
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E$tado $hileno: racismo contra el pueblo Mapuche
reenvia Red Latina sin fronteras | indybay.org | 2020-08-05
Investigación revela racismo institucional contra el pueblo Mapuche…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/08/05/1883567…

Will "Defunding-the-Police" Bring Prosecutorial Reform?
Imran Khaliq | indybay.org | 2020-08-05
"Defunding the Police" needs to include prosecutorial reform as prosecutors have even more power and impact on oppressing minorities than the police.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/08/05/1883568…

Judge upholds coronavirus pandemic eviction ban in San Francisco
Lynda Carson | indybay.org | 2020-08-05
Eviction Ban During the Coronavirus Covid-19 Pandemic:…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/08/03/1883564…

Connecting Dots! GAP Fisher Family Attacks ILWU & SF Malcom X Academy With A KIPP Charter
Labor Video Project | indybay.org | 2020-08-05
ILWU members, other unionists and supporters of public education rallied in San Francisco on August 1, 2020 at the GAP corporate headquarters. They spoke against GAP & A's owner John Fisher's plan to privatize the Howard Terminal in the Port of Oakland and and against the efforts of Doris Fisher, John's mother to bust up the SF public school Malcom X Academy in Bayview Hunters Point. SF KIPP which she runs has sued the SFUSD to allow the KIPP school to grab more rooms from Malcom X Academy public school…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/08/03/1883563…

Sunday 8/9: A Virtual Remembrance: 75 Years After the Atomic Bombings hosted by Nichi Bei SF
Nichi Bei Foundation of San Francisco | indybay.org | 2020-08-05
Online via livestream…
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Wednesday 8/26: Suffrage 100: A Virtual Centennial Celebration
League of Women Voters SF | indybay.org | 2020-08-05
Online via Zoom…
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Sunday 8/9: Our Freedom, Our Fight: NARAL Activists' Summit for Reproductive Rights (Day 2)
NARAL Pro-Choice America | indybay.org | 2020-08-05
Online via Hopin…
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Saturday 8/8: Our Freedom, Our Fight: NARAL Activists' Summit for Reproductive Rights (Day 1)
NARAL Pro-Choice America | indybay.org | 2020-08-05
Online via Hopin…
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Tuesday 8/4: Black America Counts: Emergency Town Hall on the 2020 Census
Congressional Black Caucus | indybay.org | 2020-08-05
Online via Zoom…
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Mutual Aid Unites NYC Neighbors Facing COVID-19
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-08-05
Nancy Perez, a 45-year-old resident of the Brooklyn neighborhood of Bedford-Stuyvesant, contracted COVID-19 in March. She stayed quarantined in her room for a month to isolate from her two sons and grandson. | A few days before she got the virus, she'd met a volunteer with Bed-Stuy Strong — one of the many mutual aid groups around the country that have rallied to provide help in the face of the pandemic. Bed-Stuy Strong assembled an army of volunteers to help vulnerable neighbors with food deliveries and basic supplies.
popularresistance.org/mutual-aid-unites-…

50 Years Of Struggle From Black August To Black Lives Matter
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-08-05
This Aug. 7 marks the 50th anniversary of the heroic attempt by Jonathan Jackson, younger brother of George Jackson, to free three Black revolutionaries from the clutches of the California state prison system. The fact that this bold attempt failed has no bearing on its historical and revolutionary significance to the movements for Black Liberation and prison abolition in this country and around the world. | Jonathan Jackson was only 17 years old when, armed with a rifle, he burst into a Marin County courtroom while a hearing was in session.
popularresistance.org/50-years-of-strugg…

I Was Wrong: Congress Isn't Cowardly; It's Evil!
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-08-05
Now that Congress has shown the "courage" of its combat-continuation "convictions," expect a repeat performance enabling the next (potentially extinctive) war — this time in Europe. As I noted with exasperation here last week, congressional majorities are appalled, just appalled, by Trump's plan to withdraw 12,000 troops from Germany. It doesn't matter that the Europeans can capably handle their own defense in the event of a future war that America's expatriate-soldiers shouldn't risk, can't win, and mustn't be fought. At least if our species-mates would like to meet their prospective grandkids. After all,…
popularresistance.org/i-was-wrong-congre…

Over 60 People Have Driven Their Cars Into Protesters Since May
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-08-05
At least 68 people have driven their cars into Black Lives Matter protesters since May 25. The incidents, most incited by civilians and some by police, represent an alarming trend in counter-protest violence against those marching in the streets. On foot, protesters are often defenseless against attacks by speeding vehicles; many have been injured and at least one person has died. | Data collected since late May by Ari Weil, deputy research director at the Chicago Project on Security and Threats of the University of Chicago, shows that vehicle assaults on protesters are increasingly common.
popularresistance.org/over-60-people-hav…

Parents Stand With Educators On Safety Before Reopening Schools
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-08-05
Many parents nationwide are questioning whether it's safe to send their kids back to a brick and mortar school this fall. With varied life circumstances, and different districts and schools choosing different options, it's a daunting decision to make. | For Florida's Raquel Pantoja Lias, a mom of a rising fourth grader in Broward County, it's a hard "no." | Under an emergency order from the state education commissioner, most schools are scheduled to reopen on August 19 for in-person learning, five days a week, a plan supported by Gov. Ron DeSantis.
popularresistance.org/parents-stand-with…

Atomic Bombings At 75: The Illegality Of Nuclear Weapons
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-08-05
The mere possession of nuclear weapons violates the Nuremberg Principles (decreed a day before Nagasaki) and other international laws. | The human race stands on the verge of nuclear self-extinction as a species, and with it will die most, if not all, forms of intelligent life on the planet earth. Any attempt to dispel the ideology of nuclearism and its attendant myth propounding the legality of nuclear weapons and nuclear deterrence must directly come to grips with the fact that the nuclear age was conceived in the original sins of Hiroshima and Nagasaki on August 6 and 9, 1945. | The atomic bombings of Hiroshim…
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Will The Pandemic Transform US Military Bases?
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-08-05
Okinawans opposed to the expansion of U.S. military bases on their island have been upset by the environmental damage, the accidents, and the crimes associated with the presence of 25,000 American troops. Now the anti-base movement has one more powerful argument to use in its case to shrink the U.S. footprint in this southernmost Japanese prefecture: the coronavirus. | Until recently, the novel coronavirus pandemic had largely spared Okinawa. There had been fewer than 150 infections and only seven deaths among a population of nearly 1.5 million.
popularresistance.org/will-the-pandemic-…

Work In The Time Of COVID-19
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-08-05
In two weeks, my partner and I were supposed to leave San Francisco for Reno, Nevada, where we'd be spending the next three months focused on the 2020 presidential election. As we did in 2018, we'd be working with UNITE-HERE, the hospitality industry union, only this time on the campaign to drive Donald Trump from office. | Now, however, we're not so sure we ought to go. According to information prepared for the White House Coronavirus Task Force, Nevada is among the states in the "red zone" when it comes to both confirmed cases of, and positive tests for, Covid-19. I'm 68.
popularresistance.org/work-in-the-time-o…

Brute Force Approach To Reopen Benefits Reckless CEOs, Endangers Workers
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-08-05
In late April, poultry processor Pilgrim's Pride transferred Maria Hernandez from her usual job to another department at its plant in Lufkin, Texas. Her sons say Hernandez's bosses didn't give her proper protective gear. And they didn't warn the 63-year-old that she would be working in a hot spot where other workers had already fallen ill from COVID-19. | When Hernandez, who worked at the plant for 30 years, started feeling sick, she continued to show up for her shift for fear of being fired. On May 8, she was found dead in her home — one of more than 90 meat and poultry plant workers who've succumbed to th…
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Former nurse defeats veteran congressman in another victory for the left wing of the Democratic party
rt.com | 2020-08-05
Cori Bush has unseated Democratic Party congressman William Lacy Clay, defeating a political dynasty that has represented its district in St Louis, Missouri, for more than half a century. | The race ended on Tuesday night, though far from a landslide, with Bush, a former nurse, edging the incumbent out by a mere three percent of the vote. The primary win will likely guarantee her a seat in Congress since…
rt.com/usa/497165-nurse-defeats-veteran-…

Facebook launches TikTok RIVAL as Microsoft in '$30bn' buyout talks
rt.com | 2020-08-05
Instagram, owned by tech giant Facebook, has launched its new 'Reels' short video feature in 50 countries — including the US — in what appears to be a direct challenge to TikTok. Microsoft is currently in talks to buy the latter. | …
rt.com/usa/497190-tiktok-rival-instagram…

Biden backs out of attending Democratic convention on Covid-19 fears, will instead accept presidential nomination VIRTUALLY
rt.com | 2020-08-05
Joe Biden won't be traveling to Milwaukee as planned to accept the Democratic presidential nomination – he and other scheduled speakers at the party's national convention will give their speeches remotely, due to Covid-19 fears. | "From the very beginning of this pandemic, we put the health and safety of the American people first," Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez said Wednesday. | "We followed the science, listened to doctors and public health experts, and we continued making adjustments to our plans in order to protect lives. That's the kind of steady and responsible leadership America deserv…
rt.com/usa/497208-democrat-biden-skips-c…

Protesters SUE Seattle over 'expensive gear' required to confront cops, demand ban on riot control weapons
rt.com | 2020-08-05
A group of protesters has sued the Seattle government, arguing that "unmitigated police violence" has imposed a monetary cost on their right to demonstrate freely, forcing them to buy expensive gear to safely confront the cops. | Filed by five plaintiffs who took part in ongoing protests in Seattle, the suit seeks a temporary restraining order barring the city's police department from wielding force and crowd control munitions on demonstrators, alleging heavy-handed police tactics have made "safe protest prohibitive," as "one needs an exceptional amount of protective gear to enjoy that freedom." | Also on rt.c…
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Gaffe-smothered Biden laughs off the idea he should take a cognitive test
rt.com | 2020-08-05
Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden has mocked an interviewer who asked him if he would take a cognitive test, and also dismissed Donald Trump's challenge to do so. | "Why the hell would I take a test?" the 77-year-old politician asked, during a Tuesday Yahoo News interview after confirming that he has not taken one. Biden then used his catchphrase "come on, man" to mock the very idea, adding that it is like asking the interviewer, Errol Barnett, if he has been taking cocaine before the interview. | Biden concluded by saying he believes that Barnett was trying to "goad" him during the interview, but…
rt.com/usa/497168-biden-laughs-off-cogni…

Biden's wife says he WILL debate Trump, as his campaign blames right wingers for 'imaginary controversy'
rt.com | 2020-08-05
Joe Biden's wife confirmed in a Fox News interview that he will go through with plans for debates with President Donald Trump, ignoring the advice of some political strategists and media outlets such as CNN. | "Oh yes, he will," Jill Biden told Fox's Dana Perino on Tuesday. "I think they've already, I think it's three debates they've decided on. So yes, he will be there." She added that her husband, the presumptive Democratic nominee for president, will make up his own mind rather than being swayed by those who are urging him to skip the debates. | Jill Biden's comments echoed those of Biden campaign spokes…
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NYC setting up quarantine CHECKPOINTS to monitor visitors from 34 states, de Blasio says
rt.com | 2020-08-05
New York City is setting up checkpoints at bridges, tunnels and train stations to crack down on visitors from 34 states attempting to elude a statewide mandatory two-week Covid-19 quarantine, Mayor Bill de Blasio has announced. | De Blasio warned visitors that the city would be tightening its surveillance of new arrivals at "key entry points" during a press conference on Wednesday. Visitors "will be reminded that [quarantine] is required, not optional," he told reporters, adding that failure to self-isolate can net violators a $10,000 fine. | Mayor de Blasio says, "starting today," NYC will put COVID checkpoin…
rt.com/usa/497188-deblasio-nyc-checkpoin…

Poll asks whether you'd be more willing to take anti-Covid vaccine if recommended by…Oprah, LeBron, or Tom Brady
rt.com | 2020-08-05
A new poll to measure people's trust in a potential Covid-19 vaccine asked respondents whether they would be more likely to take it if select celebrities and sports stars gave it their stamp of approval. | "If each of the following people or groups encouraged Americans to receive the coronavirus vaccine, would you be more or less likely to get vaccinated or would it not have an impact on your decision?" the Politico/Morning Consult poll — which was conducted among…
rt.com/usa/497211-coronavirus-vaccine-po…

Los Angeles DA's husband charged with ASSAULT for pointing gun at BLM protesters on his porch
rt.com | 2020-08-05
The husband of Los Angeles' first black district attorney has been charged with multiple counts of assault with a firearm for pointing a gun at Black Lives Matter protesters who showed up on the couple's doorstep. | David Lacey, whose wife is LA District Attorney Jackie Lacey, has been charged with three counts of assault with a firearm, according to charging documents filed on Monday by California State Attorney General Xavier Becerra in Los Angeles superior court. The three assault charges &#150…
rt.com/usa/497115-lacey-husband-charged-…

Water Wars and America's Fate
_____ | strategic-culture.org | 2020-08-05
India versus China, Egypt versus Ethiopia, Israel versus the Palestinians — the Water Wars are already here with U.S., yet American and European policymakers remain disastrously blind to them. This is certain to have catastrophic consequences for the wealthy, arrogant and ludicrously complacent elites of the West. | The problem is particularly acute in the United States: Indeed, it has been growing for half a century but has reached such enormous dimensions in the 21st century that neocon imperialist Republican, neoliberal imperialist Democratic and Green policymakers are all oblivious to it. | How can this…
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How Trump Managed to Lead the World With the Worst Response to the COVID Pandemic
_____ | strategic-culture.org | 2020-08-05
The incompetence of the Trump administration–mirroring the dangerous incompetence of Jair Bolsonaro of Brazil and Narendra Modi of India–coming on top of a destroyed public health system and a failed private sector testing establishment has condemned millions of people in the U.S. to catch the disease and pass it on. There is–thus far–no prospect of breaking the chain of infection in the United States.
strategic-culture.org/news/2020/08/05/ho…

Beirut surveys devastation with thousands injured and death toll rising after massive explosion
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-08-05
Residents of Beirut awoke to a scene of devastation on 5 August, a day after a massive explosion at the city's port sent shock waves across the Lebanese capital, killing dozens of people and wounding thousands.Smoke was still rising from the port, where a towering grain silo was shattered. Major downtown streets were littered with debris and damaged vehicles, and building facades were blown out.At hospitals across the city, people had been waiting all night for news of loved ones who had gone missing or were wounded. Others posted requests for help online.Authorities say at least 70 people were killed and 3,000 w…
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Marine heatwaves can dramatically shift habitat for wildlife, study finds
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-08-05
Marine heatwaves can shift suitable habitat for sea turtles, whales and other wildlife by thousands of kilometres in the world's oceans, research suggests.While periods of unusually hot temperatures in part of the ocean are known to hit species which cannot move, such as corals, many creatures in the seas can relocate to find their preferred conditions.A study by US scientists suggests the distance they might have to move to find more suitable sea temperatures can range from tens to thousands of kilometres.This could have major impacts on wildlife and natural systems, as well as for human activities such as fishi…
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Government criticised for quarantine 'failures' and treatment of children as coronavirus cases rise
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-08-05
The government has been criticised for treating children "as an afterthought" during the coronavirus (Covid-19) crisis and not acting quickly enough to close the UK border in the early days of the pandemic.A failure to quarantine travellers arriving in the UK in the early days of the pandemic "accelerated" the spread of Covid-19, a new report by the Commons Home Affairs Select Committee suggests.Meanwhile, children's commissioner Anne Longfield said the re-opening of schools "should be prioritised" as lockdown measures are eased, saying schools must be the first to reopen and the last to close during any local lo…
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Wild camping ban introduced in part of Dartmoor after 'unsustainable levels' of littering and fires
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-08-05
A temporary ban on wild camping has been introduced in one of the few places it is legal in England and Wales, following a surge of visitors to the area and "unsustainable levels" of anti-social behaviour. | Dartmoor National Park Authority has used emergency powers under the Dartmoor Commons Act 1985 after large numbers of people treated Riddon Ridge at Bellever as an informal campsite. | People are usually legally allowed to backpack camp — carrying their own equipment as part of their walk and staying one to two nights maximum — in certain areas of Dartmoor. | But since the easing of coronavirus (C…
thecanary.co/discovery/news-discovery/20…

Number of workers facing redundancy rises further as more retailers announce cuts
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-08-05
More high street retailers have announced plans for redundancies. The true impact of the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic on the UK's workforce continues to bite. | WHSmith is planning to cut up to 1,500 jobs as bosses said its recovery from the Covid-19 lockdown has been "slow". | The retailer said it is starting to consult with staff over plans that could see as many as 1,500 of them losing their roles. | The company said it needed to reduce costs as its shops in airports and train stations are hit by low passenger numbers and its high street stores also suffer from low footfall. | The company said just over hal…
thecanary.co/uk/news/2020/08/05/number-o…

Over 100 Protesters Block Road to Mt. Rushmore During July 4th Festivities
Unicorn Riot | unicornriot.ninja | 2020-08-05
Keystone, SD — On Friday, July 3, 2020, hundreds of protesters rallied on the shoulder of Highway 16A demonstrating their opposition to President Trump and Vice President Pence speaking and celebrating at Tƒ•u≈ãká≈°ila ≈ ákpe (Six Grandfathers Mountain), also known as Mount Rushmore, for Independence Day….
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Demilitarize Kashmir for plebiscite: Diaspora groups
yenisafak.com | 2020-08-05
The Kashmiri diaspora around the world has demanded the demilitarization of Jammu and Kashmir to pave way for a plebiscite in the disputed Himalayan region.In a joint statement marking a year since India scrapped the region's special constitutional status, 56 groups representing Kashmiris living overseas vehemently condemned New Delhi's "pernicious tyranny" and "imperialist" aims."[The Indian government] has unleashed a well-designed imperialist plan that seeks to forever change the political nature of the Kashmir dispute through demographic changes, political maneuverings, and administrative machinations," read…
yenisafak.com/en/world/demilitarize-kash…

Turkey: Auto sales rise 387.5% year-on-year in July
yenisafak.com | 2020-08-05
Turkey's passenger car and light commercial vehicle (LCV) sales surged by 387.5% year-on-year in July, according to an industry group on Wednesday.Vehicle sales in the country totaled 87,401 last month, up from 17,927 in July 2019, the Automotive Distributors' Association (ODD) said in a statement.Some 17,974 light commercial vehicle and 69,427 passenger-car were sold in the month, rising 350.9% and 610.7% respectively year-on-year.In January-June, the automotive market also expanded 60.3% on an annual basis to 341,469.Passenger car sales posted a rise of 58.9% to 273,022, and LCV sales soared 65.8% year-on-year…
yenisafak.com/en/news/turkey-auto-sales-…

EU to send search and rescue teams to Beirut
yenisafak.com | 2020-08-05
The European Union is sending search and rescue teams to Beirut after a deadly explosion at the city's port, it announced on Wednesday."The EU Civil Protection Mechanism is now coordinating the urgent deployment of over 100 highly trained firefighters, with vehicles, dogs and equipment, specialized in search and rescue in urban contexts," a statement on the European Council's website said.The 27-member bloc offered condolences to those who have lost their loved ones, and offered its full support to the Lebanese people."As an immediate first step, the EU Civil Protection Mechanism has been activated upon request o…
yenisafak.com/en/news/eu-to-send-search-…

Turkey rescues 74 asylum seekers in Aegean
yenisafak.com | 2020-08-05
Turkey on Wednesday rescued 74 asylum seekers, who were pushed back by Greek forces into Turkish territorial waters, according to security sources.In a rescue operation, the Turkish Coast Guard rescued the asylum seekers, who set off for the Greek island of Lesbos, off the coast of Ayvalik district in the northwestern Turkish province of Balikesir.They were on board two rubber boats that were pushed back to Turkish territorial waters by the Greek Coast Guard, said the sources, who asked not to be named due to restrictions on speaking to the media.Turkey has been a key transit point for asylum seekers aiming to cr…
yenisafak.com/en/news/turkey-rescues-74-…

Pakistani envoy calls for raising awareness on Kashmir
yenisafak.com | 2020-08-05
Pakistani citizens living abroad should raise awareness about the plight of people in Jammu and Kashmir, which was annexed by India and reduced to a centrally administered territory a year ago, Pakistan's ambassador to Ankara said on Wednesday.Muhammad Syrus Sajjad Qazi's comments came at an event held in the Pakistani Embassy in Ankara where Youm-e-Istehsal, or Day of Exploitation, was marked with participation of officials, journalists and diplomatic representatives.The Pakistani administration declared Aug. 5 as Youm-e-Istehsal to protest against the Indian government's actions in Jammu and Kashmir, which Isla…
yenisafak.com/en/news/pakistani-envoy-ca…

Turkey stresses import of European watchdog reports
yenisafak.com | 2020-08-05
Turkey values the Council of Europe's independent monitoring mechanisms and its cooperation with them, the Turkish Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday.The assertion was part of a statement announcing the release of reports by the European Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CPT) on its 2017 and 2019 visits to Turkey.The ministry stressed that the reports, available on the CPT website, were released with Ankara's authorization and include the Turkish government's responses."Turkey attaches importance to the independent monitoring mechanisms of the Council of Eur…
yenisafak.com/en/news/turkey-stresses-im…

Over 352 killed in Jammu and Kashmir in last 1 year: Report
yenisafak.com | 2020-08-05
At least 352 people, including civilians and Indian soldiers, were killed in clashes and search operations across Indian-administered Kashmir in the last one year, according to a new report.The Kashmir's Statehood Abrogated — Legal Fact-Finding Report said New Delhi's Aug. 5, 2019 move, which revoked the disputed region's special status, dragged the valley into fresh violence.It said that 75 civilians and 196 militants — referred as "freedom fighters" — were killed at the hands of Indian security forces during the said period.Some 81 Indian soldiers and paramilitary personnel were also killed during clash…
yenisafak.com/en/world/over-352-killed-i…

France's Macron to travel to Beirut on Thursday
yenisafak.com | 2020-08-05
Macron, who spoken to Lebanese President Michel Aoun shortly after the blast, has already ordered French emergency assistance be sent to Lebanon, a country with deep historical ties to France.
yenisafak.com/en/news/frances-macron-to-…

After a lifetime of discrimination older women slip into poverty
pip.hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2020-08-05
Feminism Pip HinmanIssue 1275 Australia affordable housing gender discrimination Green Left Fighting FundAugust 5,…
greenleft.org.au/content/after-lifetime-…

Staying on Message: Australia, the US and the AUSMIN Talks
Binoy Kampmark | counterpunch.org | 2020-08-05
The Satrap Chronicles of the US imperium will have, near the top of their various ingratiating themes, such Australian politicians as Senators Linda Reynolds and Marise Payne. They resemble Siamese consuls, hard to tell apart (robust build, similar of voice and manner). For another, their views form the putty of derivative policy that has characterised…
counterpunch.org/2020/08/05/staying-on-m…

The acting union's take down of the Tories is absolutely delicious
Steve Topple | thecanary.co | 2020-08-05
The performers and creative practitioners union Equity has delivered a scathing verdict on the Conservative government's handling on the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic. While it's a veritable 'pun-fest' of scorching criticisms, there's also a serious point to be made. | Oh no he didn't!: | BBC News reported that the general secretary-elect of the Equity Union Paul Fleming has openly criticised Boris Johnson's government. He was critical of not only the Tories' general handling of the crisis, but also their lack of sup…
thecanary.co/uk/analysis/2020/08/05/the-…

Nina Simone: Mississippi Goddam
CP Editor | counterpunch.org | 2020-08-05
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Advancing Ethiopia's Capacity to meet International Health Regulations requirements
grants.gov | 2020-08-05
CDC-RFA-GH20-2112
| Funding Opportunity ID: | 327719 | Opportunity Number: | CDC-RFA-GH20-2112 | Opportunity Title: | Advancing Ethiopia's Capacity to meet International Health Regulations requirements | Opportunity Category: | Discretionary | Opportunity Category Explanation: | | Funding Instrument Type: | Cooperative Agreement | Category of Funding Activity: | Health | Category Explanation: | | CFDA Number(s): | 93.318 | Eligible Applicants: | Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification) | Additional Information on Eligibility:…
grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.h…

Did the Atomic Bomb End the Pacific War?
Paul Ham | zcomm.org | 2020-08-05
The use of the atomic weapon must be seen as a continuation and a start: the nuclear continuation of the conventional terror bombing of Japanese civilians, and the start of a new "cold war."
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House Speaker Pelosi signals readiness to cut unemployment benefits
wsws.org | 2020-08-05
Congress continues to quibble over a new bill as the crisis deepens for millions of workers and their families.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/08/05/unem…

Selected Articles: Did Israel Bomb Beirut?
Global Research News | globalresearch.ca | 2020-08-05
If you look to Global Research as a resource for information and understanding, to stay current on world events, or to experience honesty and transparency in your news coverage, please consider making a donation or becoming a member. Your …
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The Tories coronavirus plan has paid off. We're now blaming each other for this mess
Steve Topple | thecanary.co | 2020-08-05
It seems that the Conservative government's approach to the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic has paid off. Because the latest YouGov polling shows the majority of the public would blame each other if there was a second wave — not the Tories' chaotic handling of the crisis.The coronavirus blame-game has reached its climax: On Tuesday 4 August, YouGov released the results of its "daily question" survey. And as it t…
thecanary.co/uk/2020/08/05/the-tories-co…

Arca's Rebellion Against Music and Life
Julyssa Lopez | thenation.com | 2020-08-05
Arca's Rebellion Against Music and Life…
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America Is Headed for an Unprecedented Wave of Evictions
Bryce Covert | thenation.com | 2020-08-05
America Is Headed for an Unprecedented Wave of Evictions…
thenation.com/article/politics/rent-evic…

The Burden of Racism Is Written in Stone
Andre Henry | thenation.com | 2020-08-05
The Burden of Racism Is Written in Stone…
thenation.com/article/activism/the-burde…

Will Climate Break Through in Big Media's Elections Coverage?
Mark Hertsgaard | thenation.com | 2020-08-05
Will Climate Break Through in Big Media's Elections Coverage?
thenation.com/article/environment/electi…

As Covid Slams Us, Elders Want Solidarity, Not Sentiment–or Blame
Judith Levine | thenation.com | 2020-08-05
As Covid Slams Us, Elders Want Solidarity, Not Sentiment–or Blame…
thenation.com/article/politics/coronavir…

The Democratic Party Is Setting the Stage for a Letdown
James Zogby | thenation.com | 2020-08-05
The Democratic Party Is Setting the Stage for a Letdown…
thenation.com/article/politics/democrati…

Our Government Is Prioritizing Empire Over Health
Andrea Mazzarino | thenation.com | 2020-08-05
Our Government Is Prioritizing Empire Over Health…
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Teacher Protests Erupt As #DemandSafeSchools Takes Off
Andrea Germanos, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2020-08-04
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100 Top Economists Call for End of Carbon Economy to Usher in 'Greener' and More Just World
Andrea Germanos, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2020-08-04
"We must not miss this opportunity to rebuild the economy to fulfill our vision of a just and livable world." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Armenia's Risky Tovuz Strategy Dramatically Backfired
Andrew Korybko | thealtworld.com | 2020-08-04
The latest clashes between Armenia and Azerbaijan occurred along their shared border in Tovuz, north of Nagorno-Karabakh. Both sides blame one another but a compelling argument can be made that Armenia was the aggressor. Azerbaijan has no dispute with Armenia over this territory and has nothing to gain by destabilizing this strategy region through which important international energy pipelines and the BTK railway pass. The Mingachevir Dam is also located nearby, and if Armenia attacked it during another war, then the consequences would be disastrous for the millions of Azerbaijanis downstream. | It's actually…
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Assange Wins Award, Appears In Court Facing New Charges
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-08-04
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange's case management hearing yesterday continued the travesty of legal due process to which he has been subjected for more than a decade. | The journalist and publisher is fighting extradition to the United States, where he faces politically motivated frame-up charges of espionage with a combined potential sentence of 175 years. He has not attended hearings via videolink for the last three months on the advice of doctors, due to his fragile state of health and the threat of exposure to coronavirus. | At the previous hearing on June 29, District Judge Vanessa Baraitser had scolded Ass…
popularresistance.org/assange-wins-award…

Document exposes new US plot to overthrow Nicaragua's elected socialist gov't
Ben Norton | thegrayzone.com | 2020-08-04
A disturbing new document outlines plans for a US regime-change scheme against Nicaragua's elected leftist government, overseen by USAID, to…
thegrayzone.com/2020/08/04/usaid-documen…

"Wipe the Soviet Union Off the Map", 204 Atomic Bombs against 66 Major Cities, US Nuclear Attack against USSR Planned During World War II
Prof Michel Chossudovsky | globalresearch.ca | 2020-08-04
According to a secret document dated September 15, 1945, "the Pentagon had envisaged blowing up the Soviet Union with a coordinated nuclear attack directed against 66 major urban areas.
globalresearch.ca/wipe-the-ussr-off-the-…

U.S. Cold War China Policy will isolate the U.S. not China
MBNJSD | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-08-04
CODEPINK (Credit) Tensions between the United States and China are rising as the U.S. election nears, with tit-for-tat consulate closures, new U.S. sanctions and no less than three U.S. aircraft carrier strike groups prowling the seas around China. But it is the United States that has initiated each new escalation in U.S.-China relations. China's responses …
dissidentvoice.org/2020/08/u-s-cold-war-…

Public Health vs. Politics: White House Scrapped Nationwide COVID-19 Testing Plan to Hurt Blue States
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-08-04
As the U.S. coronavirus death toll passes 155,000, there is still no national testing program, with widespread shortages and delays hampering efforts to contain the pandemic. This continues months after President Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner launched a White House task force with the goal of establishing a national testing plan. We speak to investigative reporter Katherine Eban, whose explosive Vanity Fair report chronicles Kushner's fumbling efforts and the sudden decision to abandon the project on political grounds. "The participants expected that at any moment in early April, the plan would be announced,"
www.democracynow.org/2020/8/4/katherine_…

"It's Basically a Death Sentence": Hunger Strikers Demand Release as Virus Surges in ICE Jails
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-08-04
People being held in Immigration and Customs Enforcement jails are holding work strikes and hunger strikes over the lack of access to personal protective equipment or quality medical care, and to demand their release. We speak with Joe Mejia, an asylum seeker who was among a group of prisoners at Yuba County Jail in California who led a hunger strike while he was held there for nearly 11 months. "That place is dangerous," Mejia says. "It is a death sentence to detainees, especially right now with the coronavirus."
www.democracynow.org/2020/8/4/ice_jails_…

Militarized BORTAC Border Patrol Raids & Ransacks Medical Camp on U.S. Border, Arrests 30 Migrants
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-08-04
In Arizona, heavily armed Border Patrol officers raided the medical camp of humanitarian group No More Deaths and detained 30 migrants whose whereabouts are now unknown. It was the second raid in just two days on the camp, which provides water, food and medical attention to refugees crossing into the United States through the scorching Sonoran Desert. "Immediately after they entered the camp, the first thing they did was round up all of the No More Deaths aid workers and zip-tie them, remove their phones," says Montana Thames, a humanitarian aid worker with No More Deaths. "It was very clear they didn't want any…
www.democracynow.org/2020/8/4/no_more_de…

"Release Them All": Calls Grow to Stop Jailing Immigrants as Transfers & Deportations Spread COVID
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-08-04
The U.S. government continues to hold tens of thousands of asylum seekers and immigrants in detention centers and jails, ignoring the advice of medical experts as the coronavirus continues to spread. ICE has also continued to transfer and deport people — including those who are infected — making it a global superspreader. We speak with Luis Angel Reyes Savalza, an immigration attorney and co-director of Pangea Legal Services in San Francisco, who himself is undocumented and recently got arrested at a protest outside the mansion of California Governor Gavin Newsom demanding the release of people in sta…
www.democracynow.org/2020/8/4/luis_angel…

Philippines: UN and partners launch major COVID-19 response plan to aid 5.4 million
news.un.org | 2020-08-04
Prioritizing the safety and well-being of women and girls, the UN and partners launched on Tuesday a COVID-19 humanitarian response plan to assist some 5.4 million of the poorest and most marginalized people in the Philippines.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2020/08/1…

Mohammed Rafi: Singer and Human Par Excellence
B. R. Gowani | counterpunch.org | 2020-08-04
Mohammed Rafi, the greatest humanitarian and singer, breathed his last forty years ago today, on July 31, 1980, due to multiple heart attacks while rehearsing for an album at home. Over 20,000 people, including film people, attended his funeral amidst heavy downpour. Rafi's versatility; his command over different genres; his modulating techniques to suit a vast…
counterpunch.org/2020/08/04/mohammed-raf…