2021-07-01: News Headlines

Moderator (2021-07-01). The Only Tragic Thing About Donald Rumsfeld's Death. scheerpost.com Gage Skidmore / CC BY-SA 2.0] By Brett Wilkins / Common Dreams Donald Rumsfeld, the former U.S. congressman, aide to several Republican presidents, and two-time defense secretary whose torture-laden tenure and ruinous legacy were defined by his lies in service of an unending war that's killed at least hundreds of thousands of people, died Tuesday at age 88. By the time he was chosen as then… |

sputniknews (2021-07-01). US Still Feeling Consequences of Rumsfeld's 'False Step' on Iraq, Ex-CIA Officer Says. sputniknews.com WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – The world is still feeling the devastating consequences of decisions made by former US Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld and his leading role in America's attack and occupation of Iraq, former CIA officer Phil Giraldi said.

Jeffrey St. Clair (2021-07-01). Rumsfeld on Iraq's WMDs, 2003. counterpunch.org Donald Rumsfeld fancied himself a dark genius, the McNamara of the neo-cons. But he was really a rather conventional thinker with a plodding, sententious rhetorical style that some mistook for sagacity. In reality, Rumseld had mastered one parlor trick, which was his ability to seduce that most credulous of species, the national security reporter. Rumsfeld

Staff (2021-07-01). "He Was a Disaster": Ret. Col. Andrew Bacevich on Donald Rumsfeld's Legacy as Architect of Iraq War. democracynow.org Donald Rumsfeld, considered the chief architect of the Iraq War, has died at the age of 88. As defense secretary for both Presidents George W. Bush and Gerald Ford, Rumsfeld presided, his critics say, over systemic torture, massacres of civilians and illegal wars. We look at Rumsfeld's legacy with retired Colonel Andrew Bacevich, whose son was killed in Iraq. Bacevich is the president of the antiwar think tank the Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft. He says the Iraq War should be the most important item inscribed on Rumsfeld's headstone. "He was a disaster," Bacevich says. "He was a catastrophically bad…

Staff (2021-07-01). Rumsfeld Was Not "Controversial." He Played a Leading Role in Mass Murder. truthout.org When word came down yesterday that former Defense Secretary and brazen orchestrator of mass death Donald Rumsfeld had shuffled loose the mortal coil at age 88, CNN and the other networks began to do their standard back-and-fill exercises to shore up the fiction while burying the truth after a genuine monster drops dead. "Controversial," they called Rumsfeld, while showing footage of him scurrying around the wreckage after the Pentagon attack on September 11. "I think that's what we'll all remember,…

Phyllis Bennis (2021-07-01). War Criminal Found Dead at 88. thenation.com War Criminal Found Dead at 88…

_____ (2021-07-01). Protesters In Colombia Are Finding Ways To Break The Stigma Of Dissent. popularresistance.org Both Orjuela and Silvia reported that protesters — many of them friends and fellow activists — are being arrested en masse. While most are released without charges being filed, some are being subjected to what they describe as "judicial setups," a tactic the state has employed against social movements for years.

_____ (2021-07-01). Protesters In Colombia Are Finding Ways To Break The Stigma Of Dissent. popularresistance.org A recent satirical video has been gaining steam among Colombian youth, titled "Todo es Culpa de Petro," **or "Everything is Petro's fault." The video highlights the story of a young man who has everything going wrong in his life, from missing class to getting rejected by his crush. The person behind his misfortune is revealed to be none other than leftist politician Gustavo Petro, former M-19 guerilla, senator and presidential candidate. Although the video is meant to be a joke, it does reflect the dominant media narrative — and much of the mainstream political discourse — which blames the protests th…

_____ (2021-07-01). 'Tip of the Iceberg': Experts Weigh In as Trump Lieutenant Charged. commondreams.org "We urge you to reject this proposed water privatization scam and fight for a bold package that provides the support our communities need. Do not compromise on water."

Steve Sweeney (2021-07-01). Communist emerges as front runner runner in Chilean presidential race. peoplesworld.org Chilean Communist Party candidate Daniel Jadue has emerged as the shock front-runner ahead of November's presidential elections, with a number of polls predicting he could sweep to power. Pollster Cadem, which has close connections to the right-wing government of President Sebastien Pinera, was the latest to place Mr. Jadue top for popular support on Monday, …

WSWS (2021-07-01). UK Batley and Spen by-election is a carnival of reaction. wsws.org Despite Labour selecting Jo Cox's sister Kim Leadbeater to contest Batley, her plea for "consensus" politics appears to have failed to revive Labour's fortunes, with some forecasting its third electoral drubbing in a row.

Daniela Jimenez (2021-07-01). Unity? Opposition Leaders React to CNE Decision to Reinstate MUD as Valid Political Party for 21N Regional Elections (Adelante). orinocotribune.com Following the Venezuelan National Electoral Council's (CNE) decision to reinstate 20 political organizations, thus authorizing their participation in the regional and municipal elections on November 21, there have been several reactions from political actors of the so-called Democratic Unity Table (MUD). The CNE decision was reached on Tuesday, June 29, and applies to eight national and 12 regional organizations. | Jesús "Chúo" Torrealba, former executive secretary of the MUD, responsible for the legislative 2015 opposition victory, considered the decision as presenting a new opportunity for the opposition. He ur…

John Wojcik (2021-07-01). Supreme Court guts what's left of the Voting Rights Act. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court early this morning gutted the little that is left of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 by upholding two racist election laws enacted in the 2020 battleground state of Arizona that make it much more difficult for minorities in that state to vote. The ruling said essentially that any changes …

Davin Rosborough (2021-07-01). Supreme Court's Voting Rights Act Decision Narrows Another Path to Challenge Discriminatory Voting Laws. aclu.org Today, the Supreme Court decided two Arizona voting laws were not racially discriminatory and did not violate Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 (VRA) in

Ramona du Houx (2021-07-01). Supreme Court guts voting rights when upholding Arizona's restrictions, elected officials. indybay.org The U.S. Supreme Court gutted most of what remains of the landmark Voting Rights Act. Once hailed as the most effective civil rights legislation in the nation's history, now the Supreme Court has turned on the promise of democracy, the promise of equality and equity for all. For without voting rights, communities of color and low income become disenfranchised, and equality and equity unfulfilled dreams.

Deadline for Democracy Coalition (2021-07-01). Friday 7/9: Walnut Creek: Deadline for Democracy Sidewalk Rally for Voting Rights. indybay.org Intersection of Ygnacio Valley Road and Civic Drive, Walnut Creek 94596 | This is a peaceful event. Follow current COVID safety guidelines.

José Manuel Blanco Diaz (2021-07-01). Biden Administration with 'Solid Case' Expects Cape Verde to Decide Soon on Alex Saab's Illegal Detention. orinocotribune.com A new plot around the continuing illegal detention of the Venezuelan diplomat Alex Saab seems to be underway, judging from statements by Juan González, the Colombian adviser to US President Joe Biden, who serves as senior director of the White House National Security Council for the western hemisphere. | In an interview he gave to the Colombian radio station La W Radio, González remarked that he was certain that the US administration is on solid legal ground in its actions against Saab, despite the countless elements of illegalities in his arrest and detention in Cape Verde that have made numerous legal experts i…

Editor2 (2021-07-01). Biden Urged to Embrace Top Democrat's Call to End Deadly US Sanctions Against Venezuela. orinocotribune.com By Kenny Stancil — Jun 16, 2021 | "The terrible suffering and death that Venezuela has experienced in recent years is overwhelmingly a result of economic collapse and deprivation caused by U.S. sanctions." | Advocates for more a more humane U.S. foreign policy are urging President Joe Biden to embrace Rep. Jim McGovern's call for an end to "all secondary and sectoral sanctions imposed on Venezuela by the Trump administration." | "If something is a war crime when people are shooting and dropping bombs, it is an equally serious crime when there is technically no war taking place." | —Mark Weisbrot, CEPR…

Cynthia Papermaster (2021-07-01). Saturday 7/3: "Free Julian Assange" Birthday Street Party. indybay.org Women's Building, 3543 18th Street, San Francisco…

BayAction2FreeAssange (2021-07-01). Saturday 7/3: Global Free Assange Now #Candles4Assange 50th Bday #DropTheCharges. indybay.org British Consulate General San Francisco | 1 Sansome Street | San Francisco, CA 94104…

_____ (2021-07-01). Major Developments In Julian Assange's Case Could Be Game-Changing. popularresistance.org This was all rather predictable. As The Canary's Tom Coburg wrote back in 2018, Thordarson was never a credible witness. He: | is a convicted felon in relation to several offences, including paedophilia (involving nine boys). He had pleaded guilty to these offences. Also, in December 2014, Thordarson was convicted and sentenced to two years in prison on 18 charges of embezzlement, theft, and fraud. | So, with British MPs applying pressure and the legal case against him falling apart, Assange's future is once again in question. Whether parliamentary pressure and this new evidence will be enough for the imprisoned…

_____ (2021-07-01). Two Major Developments In Julian Assange's Case Could Be Game-Changing. popularresistance.org British MPs applying pressure and the legal case against him falling apart, Assange's future is once again in question. Whether parliamentary pressure and this new evidence will be enough for the imprisoned journalist to secure his freedom, though, is sadly debatable.

Staff (2021-07-01). Perú: Fujimori's Right-Wing Thugs Kill Castillo Supporter in Clashes. orinocotribune.com During…

Michael Ratner (2021-07-01). The War Crimes Case Against Donald Rumsfeld. counterpunch.org We decided to go after people high up in the chain of command, led by Donald Rumsfeld. In regard to Rumsfeld himself, we're alleging that he committed war crimes by approving various interrogation techniques. That's what he and the others call them, interrogation techniques, but they're really torture techniques—everything from stress positions, stripping, sexual humiliation, dogs, hypothermia, sleep deprivation, etc. And we have Rumsfeld approving, essentially, using these techniques, in his own handwriting. Rumsfeld has been involved, clearly, with Guantánamo and Iraq, as well as Baghram prison in Afghani…

Andreína Chávez Alava (2021-07-01). Venezuela's CNE Enables Opposition MUD Ticket, Guaidó Calls Election 'False Dilemma'. venezuelanalysis.com A number of opposition leaders welcomed the MUD card validation and the removal of regional "protectorates."

Peoples Dispatch (2021-07-01). Former finance minister Aymen Benabderrahmane nominated to be Algeria's next prime minister. peoplesdispatch.org Algerian president Abdelmadjid Tebboune has nominated Aymen Benabderrahmane, finance minister in the outgoing government, to be the next prime minister of the economically struggling and politically divided North African country, multiple news sources reported on Wednesday, June 30. The announcement came 18 days after the recently concluded legislative elections saw no party win a majority in the parliament. The elections, held on June 12, had a historically low voter turnout of 23%. The pro-establishment National Liberation Front (FLN) emerged as the single largest party with 98 seats, but fell well short of the…

_____ (2021-07-01). America Leader of the Free World? How to Forget U.S. interference in Foreign Elections. strategic-culture.org Joe Biden should read up on the history of American political and military interventions, regime changes and electoral interference worldwide. | After only five months in office, President Joe Biden has already become notorious for his verbal gaffes and mis-spokes, so much so that an admittedly Republican-partisan physician has suggested that he be tested to determine his cognitive abilities. That said, however, there is one

John Nichols (2021-07-01). New York's Election Mess Is Not the Fault of Ranked-Choice Voting. thenation.com New York's Election Mess Is Not the Fault of Ranked-Choice Voting…

Staff (2021-07-01). Conservatives Blame Ranked-Choice Voting for NYC Election Chaos. They're Wrong. truthout.org New York City's Democratic mayoral primary — which was already unlikely to be resolved for weeks —moved from chaotic to disastrous on Tuesday when the city's Board of Elections released early results that mistakenly included 135,000 test ballots in the ranked-choice tally. But while some conservatives used the incident to malign the new ranked-choice system, it's the notoriously inept partisan BOE that shoulders the blame for the fiasco. | Tuesday marked the first time the city co…

Editor2 (2021-07-01). Why Do The Media Hate Daniel Ortega? orinocotribune.com By Gerry Condon — Jun 29, 2021 | Is The U.S. Meddling In The Nicaraguan Election? | When Kamala Harris finally traveled to the U.S./Mexico border last week, she met several young women asylum seekers. The vice president likely saw Hondurans, Salvadorans and Guatemalans who were fleeing from violence and extreme poverty. But she probably did not see any Nicaraguan asylum seekers, who are few and far between. | Nicaragua and Honduras are considered the two poorest nations in Latin America. Honduras is a corrupt, failed, violent country, whose government is backed by the U.S. Nicaragua has free healthcare and e…

Steven Patt (2021-07-01). United Nations votes to condemn the blockade of Cuba for the 29th time. liberationnews.org This article was originally published by the Cuba and Venezuela Solidarity Committee The Democratic platform in 2020 pledged to "move swiftly to reverse Trump Administration policies that have undermined U.S. national interests and harmed the Cuban people and their families in the United States, including its efforts to curtail travel and remittances." Not only hasn't …

Commonwealth Club (2021-07-01). Monday 7/26: The Right to Vote at Age 18: Gen Z and the Fight Against Voter Suppression. indybay.org Online event (FREE)…

_____ (2021-07-01). After SCOTUS Upholds Arizona Limits, Congress Urged to Protect Voters and Expand Court. commondreams.org "In short, Omar 'controversies' are largely orchestrated by far-right media. Democrats make them worse."

_____ (2021-07-01). 'Horrifying': Record-Breaking Northwest Heatwave Linked to Hundreds of Deaths. commondreams.org The vote was followed by a threat from House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy to strip committee assignments from Republicans who sit on bipartisan select committee.

_____ (2021-07-01). 'Because They're Complicit': Nearly Every House Republican Votes Against Jan. 6 Panel. commondreams.org Three-quarters of a century of nuclear follies—and that's just where to begin.

_____ (2021-07-01). The Empire Strikes Back at the Left in Buffalo and Cleveland. commondreams.org "Without swift action from Congress, GOP-controlled state legislatures will continue to pass racist anti-voter laws to pick and choose who votes and who doesn't."

William Hartung — Mandy Smithburger (2021-07-01). America's Nearly $1.3 Trillion National Security Budget Isn't Making Us Any Safer. counterpunch.org President Biden's first Pentagon budget, released late last month, is staggering by any reasonable standard. At more than $750 billion for the Defense Department and related work on nuclear weapons at the Department of Energy, it represents one of the highest levels of spending since World War II — far higher than the peaks of

Melvin Goodman (2021-07-01). The Case for Negotiating With Adversaries. counterpunch.org The mainstream media has been largely critical and pessimistic regarding the Biden administration's opening of negotiations with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Meanwhile, there has been little comment on the fact that, over the past two decades, it has been Putin who has been the demandeur of bilateral talks. Putin has raised very specific issues that were in the interests of both Russia and the United States. Throughout this period, which has been marked by the relative silence of three U.S. administrations (e.g., Bush, Obama, Trump), Washington has made no specific offers and has been reluctant to engage Put…

_____ (2021-07-01). The Insanity of Militarism From McCain to Flynn and Biden. strategic-culture.org There's no surprise there since the laundering of the US war in Vietnam began before Ronald Reagan's "noble cause" propaganda to enable him to launch low-intensity wars in Central American countries and further sanitize the Vietnam War. POW flags became ubiquitous on federal buildings and on some state and local government buildings.

Staff (2021-07-01). 'X' markers next? Biden administration to allow applicants to 'self-select' gender on travel documents, plans to add 3rd option. rt.com Transgender Americans have been given the option to change the gender that appears on their passports, joining other nations who've adopted similar practices. Nonbinary options are also on the way, the State Department said. | Those seeking a gender switch need only submit a new passport application with their desired gender marker, M or F, making the change a simple process, Secretary of State Antony Blinken has A…

Anonymous103 (2021-07-01). Biden Justifies Bombing Of Syria By "Protecting American Forces" southfront.org Illustrative image | Written by Khaled Iskef. | US President Joe Biden justified the bombing operations carried out by US aircraft on sites in Syria and Iraq, saying that they targeted facilities used by pro-Iranian factions. | Biden said in a letter he addressed to Congress that on June 27, he had ordered the operation to be carried out, as US forces launched strikes targeting two sites in Syria and a site in Iraq near the Syrian border. | Biden added that the targeted sites were used by factions linked to Iran that par…

Staff (2021-07-01). Demonization of Iran Is a "Mistake" That Has Trapped the U.S. in Perpetual Middle East Conflict. democracynow.org After the Biden administration launched airstrikes targeting an Iranian-backed militia in Syria and Iraq, military historian Andrew Bacevich says the United States needs to reassess its decades-long hostility toward Iran. "The demonization of Iran is now a well-established reality of our contemporary politics. It's a mistake," he says. "Over the past 40 years or so, we've decided that Iran needs to be classified as an evil power, and I think that that inclination makes it very difficult for us to come to a reasoned understanding of how we got so deeply enmeshed in the Persian Gulf and how it is that we end up bas…

Staff (2021-07-01). "Abolition Amendment" Could End Loophole That Allows Forced Labor in Prisons. truthout.org After President Biden signed legislation this month to create a federal holiday commemorating June 19 as Juneteenth, Oregon Senator Jeff Merkley and Georgia Congressmember Nikema Williams reintroduced what is being called the "Abolition Amendment" to amend the 13th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, which banned slavery and involuntary servitude "except as a punishment for crime" — a clause that has allowed the widespread use of forced prison labor. "Eliminating the loophole … is one way…

_____ (2021-07-01). House Passes $715 Billion Water and Transportation Infrastructure Bill. commondreams.org "It's time for President Biden to pick a side: Exxon or the American majority?"

_____ (2021-07-01). Footage of Exxon Lobbyist Increases Pressure on Biden to End Fossil Fuel Subsidies. commondreams.org The second-largest cities in New York and Ohio are battlegrounds between activists fighting for progressive change and establishment forces determined to prevent it.

Mandy Smithberger, William D. Hartung (2021-07-01). Biden's First Pentagon Budget Isn't Making Us Any Safer. thenation.com Biden's First Pentagon Budget Isn't Making Us Any Safer…

Jamaal Bowman (2021-07-01). We Need Climate & Racial Justice Addressed in Infrastructure Package. zcomm.org As western states battle record-breaking heat waves, climate activists are calling on the Biden administration and congressional Democrats to pass an infrastructure bill that includes major investments in green energy, including a fully funded Civilian Climate Corps…

Andrew Emett (2021-07-01). Marine Corps Major pleads not guilty to Capitol riot charges. nationofchange.org Major Christopher Warnagiris was recorded on a security camera helping a small group of Trump supporters gain entry through the East Rotunda doors of the Capitol building.

Juan Cole (2021-07-01). Top 6 Things Trump should be Indicted for aside from Cheating on Taxes. juancole.com Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) The Trump organization was indicted by a New York grand jury on Wednesday and the indictment is unsealed today, according to Shayna Jacobs, Josh Dawsey, David A. Fahrenthold and Jonathan O'Connell at WaPo. The Trump Org.'s CFO, Allen Weisselberg, was also indicted. Trump himself is not named, but the trial could …

William Janeway (2021-07-01). Lessons from the First New Deal for the Next One. indybay.org During the four years of the Trump Administration, the attack on state capacity accelerated in new ways. On the one hand, any existing element of the Federal Government that could be deemed concerned with responding to climate change was proposed for liquidation, as was the Energy Department's Advanced Research Projects Agency.

Staff (2021-07-01). Headlines for July 1, 2021. democracynow.org Trump Organization CFO Surrenders After Grand Jury Indictment, Bill Cosby Released from Jail After Court Overturns Sexual Assault Conviction on Technicality, Hundreds Feared Dead in Pacific Northwest in Unprecedented Heat Wave, Indigenous Groups Blockade White House Urging End to Fossil Fuel Projects, ExxonMobil Lobbyist Tricked into Disclosing How Firm Fights Climate Initiatives, Death Toll in Miami Beach Building Collapse Reaches 18; 145 Still Missing, Highly Contagious Delta COVID Variant Drives Cases, from Bangladesh to Russia, Brazilians Call for Bolsonaro Impeachment as COVD Death Toll Tops 500K, Iraq War &…

Staff (2021-07-01). Texas Gov. Is Slashing Prison Funding — But He's Doing It to Fund Trump's Wall. truthout.org Border communities pushed back against false narratives pushed by former President Donald Trump and Texas Gov. Greg Abbott during their tour Wednesday of parts of the U.S.-Mexico border where Governor Abbott has vowed to fulfill Trump's campaign promise to complete a border wall. | Trump and Abbott held a briefing with state and law enforcement officials at the Weslaco Department of Public Safety headquarters before heading to Pharr, Texas, just across the river from Reynosa, Mexico, where 19 pe…

_____ (2021-07-01). 200+ Groups to Democrats: $6 Trillion 'Should Be the Floor' for Climate and Infrastructure Bill. commondreams.org "An indictment of Weisselberg would intensify the pressure for him to cooperate with prosecutors in their wide-ranging investigation of Trump."

_____ (2021-07-01). Trump Org CFO Allen Weisselberg Surrenders Ahead of Indictment. commondreams.org &nbsp…

_____ (2021-07-01). Trump Org CFO Allen Weisselberg Surrenders Ahead of Indictment. commondreams.org Fossil fuel companies lied for decades about climate change, and humanity is paying the price. Shouldn't those lies be central to the public narrative?

_____ (2021-07-01). Living a Dignified Life Shouldn't Depend on Luck. commondreams.org "For the Trump Organization and one of its top executives to face 15 counts on a scheme to defraud that goes back at least 15 years is extraordinary," said one former federal prosecutor. "These are serious charges, and they may be just the beginning."

_____ (2021-07-01). The Multipolar Alliance as the Last Line of Defense of the UN Charter. strategic-culture.org The question should be asked: was FDR's intention to dismantle the British Empire only a ruse to create the Anglo-American special relationship in a new US-led reconquest of the world, or was his plan genuine? | "They who seek to establish systems of government based on the regimentation of all human beings by a handful of individual rulers call this a new order. It is not new and it is not order" | Franklin Delano Roosevelt | Many have increasingly come to terms with the reality that today's multipolar system led by Russia and China has premised itself upon the defense of international law and national sovereign…

_____ (2021-07-01). Court Drops Bombshell On B.C. Natural Gas Industry. popularresistance.org The B.C. Supreme Court has found the B.C. government infringed the Blueberry River First Nation's treaty rights by allowing decades of industrial development in their traditional territory.

_____ (2021-07-01). Supreme Court Ruling Delivers 'Dark, Dark Day for Democracy'. commondreams.org To tackle concentration in the tech sector, Congress must restrict discretion by judges and agencies that are subject to shifting political winds.

Minnie Bruce Pratt (2021-07-01). Alabama coal miners take on Wall Street. workers.org Alabama coal miners picket megacapitalist BlackRock Fund in New York City, June 22. A delegation of striking Alabama coal miners marched on Wall Street June 22 to protest the crushing grip of big business on their lives. The miners — chanting "No contract, no coal!" and "Warrior Met Coal ain't . . . |

The Socialist Program (2021-07-01). Gerald Horne on Juneteenth: The Revolutionary Class Struggle in America. liberationnews.org The military defeat of the confederacy — accomplished thanks to the heroic intervention of hundreds of thousands of Black soldiers in the war — ushered in a new era that sent shockwaves around the world.

Jesus Rodriguez-Espinoza (2021-07-01). Haitian Police Kill 15 Civilians Including Journalist & Activist Opposing MoàØse Regime—Mainstream Media Disinformation War. orinocotribune.com Caracas, July 1 (Special for OrinocoTribune.com)—A group of Haitian police officers killed at least 15 civilians in Port-au-Prince on Wednesday, June 30, in retaliation for the murder of a colleague that occurred on Tuesday night, Among those killed in the shootings by the police were journalist Diego Charles and activist Marie Antoinette Ducla…

Joris Leverink (2021-07-01). Rituals of submission: Amazon's creation of the neoliberal worker. roarmag.org Workers at an Amazon fulfillment center in Vélizy, France — September 23, 2019. Frederic Legrand — COMEO / Shutterstock.com | It is around 3 p.m. in a brightly lit Glasgow Amazon warehouse. We are walking around fulfilling our duties, when the managers summon us to the common room where we immediately observe the festive atmosphere and the burgers, fries and drinks. We had been expecting the usual monthly meeting where our superiors jubilantly inform us of our successes and amicably warn us of our infractions, but this seems a lot better. | We are told to relax and to set our handheld device which monit…

Abdul Rahman (2021-07-01). China celebrates centenary of the Communist Party. peoplesdispatch.org The celebrations which have been ongoing since last year highlight CPC's achievements which led China out of feudalism, colonial occupation, poverty and numerous wars to become the world's second largest economy and a technological superpower…

_____ (2021-07-01). Three Pipeline Protesters Arrested After Large Sit-In At Energy Giant's Offices. popularresistance.org Three activists who refused to leave the Waltham offices of the pipeline company Enbridge were arrested by police Wednesday afternoon, ending a more than 27-hour occupation in protest of the multi-national energy giant behind the controversial Weymouth compressor station and other fossil fuel projects around the country. | Waltham police say they arrested Nathan Phillips, a 54-year-old Auburndale resident; Alexander Chambers, a 22-year-old Boylston resident; and Samantha Hayward, a 22-year-old Castleton, Vermont, resident. Each was charged with one count of trespassing. | "This group held space throughout the nig…

_____ (2021-07-01). Only Anti-Imperialism Can Save Us From Climate Catastrophe. popularresistance.org The Green New Deal has become a popular slogan among progressive Democrats in recent years. But we need to be wary of the capitalist class co-opting the energy around climate change to maintain the imperialist global order they benefit from. | To discuss this and more, Rania Khalek is joined by Max Ajl, a post doc at Wageningen University and a researcher with the Tunisian Observatory for Food Sovereignty and, relevant to this discussion, he is the author of the new book "A People's Green New Deal" published by Pluto Press.

_____ (2021-07-01). Only Anti-Imperialism Can Save Us From Climate Catastrophe. popularresistance.org The Green New Deal has become a popular slogan among progressive Democrats in recent years. But we need to be wary of the capitalist class co-opting the energy around climate change to maintain the imperialist global order they benefit from.

Matthew Hoh (2021-07-01). Mike Gravel and An Ongoing Road to Courage. counterpunch.org "There's only one thing worse than a soldier dying in vain; it's more soldiers dying in vain." ~ Senator Mike Gravel, 2008 Democratic presidential primary debate, July 23, 2007. Please watch this short video of Senator Mike Gravel speaking at the 2008 Democratic presidential primary debates. Watch him admonish his fellow candidates for their warmongering.

Ken Bouley (2021-07-01). The Myths of Point Reyes: Popularity, Local Control and Process. counterpunch.org This is the last of a three-part series on this multi-faceted and important issue. Part one which explored the myths of Stewardship, Perpetuity, and Creation, can be found here. Part two, which explored the myths of Legality, Special Jurisdiction, History, and Economy, can be found here. Myth of Popularity It is a common claim that

Tom Engelhardt (2021-07-01). Tomgram: Engelhardt, Living on a Sci-Fi Planet. warisacrime.org This article originally appeared at TomDispatch.com. To receive TomDispatch in your inbox three times a week, click here. An All-American Horror Story Three-Quarters of a Century of Nuclear Follies — And That's Just Where to Begin By Tom Engelhardt Yes, once upon a time I regularly absorbed science fiction and imagined futures of wonder, but mainly …

Yara Hawari (2021-07-01). Palestinians are Mobilized in the face of Israeli Ethnic Cleansing. juancole.com (Al-Shabaka ) — The ongoing Palestinian uprising against the Israeli settler-colonial regime in colonized Palestine did not begin in Sheikh Jarrah, the Palestinian neighborhood of Jerusalem whose residents face imminent ethnic cleansing. While the threat of the expulsion of these eight families certainly catalyzed this mass popular mobilization, the ongoing uprising is ultimately an articulation …

Barbara Koeppel (2021-07-01). NYTimes Op-Ed Denounces Daniel Ellsberg and Edward Snowden on 50th Anniversary of Publishing the Pentagon Papers. covertactionmagazine.com This past June 13th, The New York Times celebrated the 50th anniversary of its publishing the Pentagon Papers. In a special section, "Uncovering the Secret History of the Vietnam War," it told how a team of 50 reporters, researchers and editors worked on the story for nearly four months, holed up in a "whole group …

ecns.cn (2021-07-01). China advancing with unstoppable momentum toward rejuvenation: Xi. ecns.cn

Vijay Prashad, John Ross (2021-07-01). China Pulls Itself Out of Poverty 100 Years Into Its Revolution. towardfreedom.org With a handful of people founding the Chinese Communist Party 100 years ago, the Chinese people gained a leadership body that could deliver them from a struggle that dates back to 1839. Now, the CPC will play a decisive role in determining the fate not only of China but of the world.

Andy Kroll (2021-07-01). An All-American Horror Story. tomdispatch.com Yes, once upon a time I regularly absorbed science fiction and imagined futures of wonder, but mainly of horror. What else could you think, if you read H.G. Wells's War of the Worlds under the covers by flashlight while your parents thought you were asleep? Of course, that novel was a futuristic fantasy, involving as it did Martians arriving in London to take out humanity. Sixty-odd years after secretly reading that book and wondering about the future that would someday be mine, I'm living, it seems, in that very future, however Martian-less it might be. Still, just in case you hadn't noticed, our present moment…

sputniknews (2021-07-01). 'Wastewater Holds Early Clues to COVID Outbreak, Can Transmit Infection', Warns Expert in India. sputniknews.com Wastewater tracking was used by researchers before the coronavirus pandemic to monitor polio and illicit drug use. But now scientists across the globe are monitoring the spread of COVID-19 in sewage. The gathered information is helping in predicting surges, and estimating overall numbers of infected people in cities and regions.

Youth Art Exchange (2021-07-01). Saturday 7/24: Summertime Print & Sip Workshop with Yax Artist Alyssa Aviles. indybay.org Harmonic Brewing Thrive City | 7 Warriors Way Suite 206San Francisco, CA 94158United States…

Staff (2021-07-01). "He Was Defeated": Ethiopian PM Withdraws from Tigray After Months of Civil War, as Famine Looms. democracynow.org The Ethiopian military has withdrawn its forces from Mekelle, the capital of the war-torn Tigray region, after the government declared a ceasefire. Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed denied reports his military was defeated by Tigrayan forces, and said he had successfully pacified the city. Ahmed, who won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2019, launched the offensive against Tigray separatists in November. Since then, thousands have been killed, over a million civilians have been displaced, and some 350,000 people are now on the brink of famine. Alemayehu Fentaw Weldemariam, a constitutional law scholar, political theorist and con…

Staff (2021-07-01). Philippines raises alert level after volcano sends plume 1km skywards, evacuations strongly recommended (PHOTOS). rt.com The Philippines' volcanology and seismology agency has raised its warning level for volcanic activity from level two to level three, after the Taal volcano spewed a plume a kilometer into the air. | In a statement shared on Facebook on Thursday, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology

Staff (2021-07-01). Xi calls for 'complete reunification' with Taiwan as China celebrates centenary of its Communist Party. rt.com Chinese leader Xi Jinping urged his compatriots to "smash" any attempts at independence from Taipei, calling for "reunification" with the island in an address marking the 100th anniversary of the ruling Communist Party. | In an extensive speech from Beijing's Tiananmen Square on Wednesday, Xi hailed China's progress at home, such as rooting out "absolute poverty," and warned foreign powers against attempts to "bully" or lecture China. | Speaking on the issue of Taiwan, which has become a bone of contention between Beijing and Washington, with the latter routinely sending warships into the sensitive waters of t…

news.un (2021-07-01). Delta variant drives Africa COVID threat to 'whole new level ¥: WHO warns; 'dominant' in Europe by August. news.un.org With cases now doubling in Africa every three weeks, the Delta variant of COVID-19 has spread to 16 countries and it is present in three of the five nations reporting the highest caseloads. The variant is the most contagious yet – up to 60% more transmissible than other variants.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-01). Know your HIV status: Get tested. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org June 27 is National HIV Testing Day, a reminder to get tested and know your HIV status. Many people who have HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, aren't aware they have it. Early diagnosis allows for early treatment options that may delay the progression to AIDS. The Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends …

Anonymous669 (2021-07-01). 50 Syrian Air Force Cadets Completed Training With Russian Instructors (Videos). southfront.org Screen grab from the Russian MoD video. | On July 1, 50 cadets of Syria's Kuweires Military Aviation Institute, which reopened in 2018 after remaining closed for years due to the war, completed training with help from Russian instructors. | The Ministry of Defense of Russia and TV Zvezda shared footage of Syria's new pilots flying on L-39 Albatros high-performance fighter jet trainers. The Syrian Arab Air Force (SyAAF) has been using this type of warplanes in close air support and ground attack missions since 2012. | R…

Anonymous669 (2021-07-01). Russian Airstrikes Killed Or Wounded Over 50 Terrorists In Central Syria In June: Monitoring Group. southfront.org 2712070 10/04/2015 Russian servicemen attach a Kh-25 high-precision missile to a Su-24 aircraft at the Khmeimim airbase in Syria. Dmitriy Vinogradov/RIA Novosti | At least 23 ISIS terrorists were killed and 31 others were wounded in Syria's central region in June as a result of Russian airstrikes, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) reported on June 30. | According to the London-based monitoring group, Russian warplanes carried out more than 1,350 airstrikes on the terrorist group's cells in the…

Anonymous669 (2021-07-01). Israeli Military Warned Syrian Soldiers Against Using Equipment Supplied By Hezbollah. southfront.org An old military vehicle can be seen positioned near the Druze village of Majdal Shams in the Golan Heights. IMAGE: AMMAR AWAD/REUTERS | On July 1, the Israeli military dropped leaflets over the western countryside of Daraa in southern Syria warning Syrian Arab Army (SAA) service members against using devices and equipment which were recently supplied to them by Lebanon's Hezbollah. | The leaflets were dropped over an army base located a few kilometers away from the separation line with the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights. | &yuml…

_____ (2021-07-01). Facebook and the FTC: Next Steps in the Fight to Break Up Big Tech. commondreams.org The INVEST in America Act, said lead sponsor Rep. Peter DeFazio, would help steer the nation "toward our clean energy future."

_____ (2021-07-01). 200+ Groups to Congress: 'No Water Privatization' in Any Infrastructure Deal. commondreams.org The "illusory truth effect" and the track record of the theory's supporters warn us to be skeptical.

Anonymous007 (2021-07-01). Military Situation In Yemen On July 1, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | The Liaison and Coordination Officers' Operations Room (loyal to Ansar Allah) reported 153 ceasefire violations in al-Hudaydah during the past 24 hours | On June 30, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted 12 airstrikes on the Sarwah area | On June 30, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted 5 airstrikes on the Raghwan area | On June 30, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted 10 airstrikes on the Khab and Shaaf area | On July 1, clashes between Ansar Allah and Saudi-led force…

Anonymous007 (2021-07-01). Military Situation In Afghanistan On July 1, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On June 30, Taliban reportedly captured Alasay district in Kapisa province | On June 30, Italian forces pulled out their military forces and equipment from Herat Airport and handed over control of their section to the Afghan Army | 258 Taliban militants were killed and 142 others were wounded as a result of Afghan Army operations in Nangarhar, Paktika, Logar, Ghazni, Maidan Wardak, Kandahar, Herat, Balkh, Jowzjan, Helmand, Takhar, Badakhshan, Kunduz, Baghlan & Kapis…

Anonymous007 (2021-07-01). Military Situation In Syria On July 1, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On July 1, Russian Army launched a naval drill on the Syrian coast, including exercises on the search for enemy submarines and repelling air attacks | On June 30, the Syrian and Jordanian sides reached an agreement that would solve the crisis of Syrian refrigerators stuck at Nassib border crossing | On June 30, clashes between SDF and Turkish-backed forces were reported near Ain Issa | On June 30, SAA artillery shelled positions of Turkish-backed forces in Kafr Nuran vi…

Mike Ludwig (2021-07-01). The War on Drugs Comes to the Doctor's Office. zcomm.org The law enforcement crackdown left patients living with chronic pain without medications they rely on, forcing some toward illicit opioids, such as heroin and fentanyl, which vastly increase the risk of overdose…

Editor2 (2021-07-01). We Don't Need Your Shock, we Need Reparations and Land Back. orinocotribune.com By Katsi'tsakwas Ellen Gabriel — Jun 28, 2021 | It's time to stop pretending Canada didn't already know about the thousands of dead Indigenous children | Mainstream society has responded with shock and horror to the recent identification of the unmarked graves of hundreds of Indigenous children on the grounds of two former Indian residential schools. | That response is pathetic. | Indigenous people's hearts and souls have been breaking for generations. Our hurt and our anger has been bubbling for ages. While most compassionate people grieve with us, the majority of Canadians still remain unaware of the truth…

Rick Rozoff (2021-07-01). Ukraine deploys Turkish drone with smart munitions in Black Sea war games. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Ukraine deploys Turkish drone with smart munitions in Black Sea war games During this year's Sea Breeze military exercise in the Black Sea hosted by the U.S. Sixth Fleet and the Ukrainian Naval Forces, a Turkish-made Bayraktar TB2 unmanned combat aerial vehicle was deployed by the Ukrainian armed forces. The drone was used extensively last …

Staff (2021-07-01). Global Calendar of Resistance: Join these events to defend Palestine! samidoun.net Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network urges all Palestinian, Arab and international supporters of Palestine to escalate their organizing and struggle to confront massacres and ethnic cleansing and support Palestinian resistance throughout the entire land of Palestine. (The list below will be constantly updated — our Global Calendar — please share the link with your friends and comrades!) These events are organized by many groups around the world — wherever possible, we link to the original organizers so that you can be in direct contact! Please note: this list is for action-oriented/out…

Staff (2021-07-01). 3 July, Vancouver: Save Silwan, Defend Palestine. samidoun.net Saturday, 3 July 1: 00 pm Vancouver Art Gallery 750 Hornby Street Vancouver Facebook: www.facebook.com/events/515066043074118/ VANCOUVER, WE WILL NOT STOP. After the assassination of Nizar Banat by the PA, the destruction of the Rajbi shop in Silwan and the ongoing attempts to ethnically cleanse Sheikh Jarrah, Silwan, Beita, Gaza, Sbeih mountain, our voices need to be louder than ever. The PA and the Zionist regime are roadblocks to Palestinian liberation and are funded with your taxpayer dollars via arms sales & military police training. We're demanding an end to Canadian complicity in Palestinian genocid…

Mousa Tawfiq (2021-07-01). Gaza's Sol Band determined to chase dreams in Turkey. electronicintifada.net Musicians have struggled to find gigs during the pandemic.

Nora Barrows-Friedman (2021-07-01). Podcast Ep 41: The village of Lifta and the expulsion of the Palestinians. electronicintifada.net Forced out of his village by Zionist militias as a child, Yacoub Odeh fights to return.

Ali Abunimah (2021-07-01). Anti-imperialism and the liberation of Palestine. electronicintifada.net US efforts to foment sectarianism have failed to weaken resistance.

Editor2 (2021-07-01). One of the Things Chávez & Maduro did Right (The Orinoco Tribune Interviews Coauthors of "Extraordinary Threat") — (Video). orinocotribune.com Monthly Review's next up and coming book, Extraordinary Threat: The U.S. Empire, the Media, and Twenty Years of Coup Attempts in Venezuela, coauthored by Joe Emersberger and Justin Podur, is a primer on the mechanics of regime change. Their book draws our attention to Venezuela as a case study from which we must learn a core lesson: Never underestimate the power of U.S. propaganda. | Perhaps as a result of the power of the American propaganda machine, many North Americans may be inclined to focus solely on the following question: What might Chávez, Maduro, or for that matter, Morales, have done differently? Emers…

Editor (2021-07-01). How is U.S. pop culture used against Venezuela? mronline.org How does U.S. hostility against Venezuela reflect itself in pop culture? We investigate in our latest video with Tatuy Tv. | July 1, 2021 | Newswire…

Ociel Ali Lopez (2021-07-01). Vaccines and the Blockade 'Virus'. orinocotribune.com By Ociel Alí López — Jun 27, 2021 | VA columnist Ociel López looks at some of the consequences of the recent payment block of Venezuela's COVAX vaccine purchase. | Héctor Constant Rosales, Venezuela's ambassador to the United Nations, received a

Yanis Iqbal (2021-07-01). In Defense of the Bolivarian Revolution. orinocotribune.com By Yanis Iqbal — Jun 29, 2021 | The Bicentennial Congress of the Peoples of the World was held in Venezuela's capital Caracas during June 21-24, 2021. More than 600 political leaders, intellectuals, activists and representatives of various progressive organizations, social movements and trade unions from across the globe assembled with the common aim of discussing and coordinating anti-imperialist and anti-neoliberal struggles. Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, beginning in February, 2021, held virtual meetings with hundreds of delegates from over 80 countries and invited them to join the meeting. | The f…

Sarah Lahm (2021-07-01). Midwest Dispatch: Derek Chauvin Is Going to Prison—But Where Will We Find Justice? progressive.org The sentencing of the former officer who murdered George Floyd serves as a reminder that, until we achieve abolition, we will be stuck in an endless cycle of police brutality.

Peoples Dispatch (2021-07-01). Communist Party of China celebrates 100 years. peoplesdispatch.org July 1 marks 100 years of the formation of the Communist Party of China. Celebrations are being held across the country. President Xi Jinping addressed the nation at Beijing's Tiananmen square and stated the party has achieved its first centenary goal of making China a moderately prosperous society.

ecns.cn (2021-06-30). Chinese envoy urges U.S. to return to Iran deal with no preconditions. ecns.cn Geng Shuang, China's deputy permanent representative to the United Nations, on Wednesday urged the United States to return to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), known commonly as the Iran nuclear deal or Iran deal.

Vijay Prashad (2021-07-01). China pulls itself out of poverty 100 years into its Revolution. peoplesdispatch.org As China celebrates the major milestone of 100 years of the Communist Party of China, it also marks the achievement of the complete eradication of absolute poverty…

sputniknews (2021-07-01). China Constructing Over 100 New Ballistic Missile Silos — Reports. sputniknews.com

Peoples Health Dispatch (2021-07-01). China's vaccine project offers new prospects of global collaboration. peoplesdispatch.org Vaccines by the Chinese firms Sinopharm and Sinovac are being administered across the world on terms far more favorable than those of US and UK-based pharma giants…

Anonymous007 (2021-07-01). Xi Jinping Pledges "Reunification" With Taiwan During CCP's 100th Anniversary Speech. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On June 30th, Chinese President Xi Jinping pledged on to complete "reunification" with Taiwan and vowed to "smash" any attempts at formal independence."Solving the Taiwan question and realising the complete reunification of the motherland are the unswerving historical tasks of the Chinese Communist Party and the common aspiration of all Chinese people," Xi said in a speech on the 100th anniversary of the Chinese Communist Party. | "All sons and daughters of China, including…

Sarah Stacke (2021-07-01). On One Native American Reservation, Vaccine Hesitancy Has Long Historical Roots. thenation.com On One Native American Reservation, Vaccine Hesitancy Has Long Historical Roots…

sputniknews (2021-07-01). Mexico to Bottle Up to 20 Mln Doses of Russia's Sputnik V Vaccine Each Month. sputniknews.com On Wednesday, the Mexican laboratory for biological agents and reagents Birmex said that the first batch of the active component of the Russian coronavirus vaccine Sputnik V was delivered to Mexico, and the bottling and packaging of the drug began in the country.

_____ (2021-07-01). The Coronavirus Lab Leak Theory: Not Disproven, But Unlikely. commondreams.org "Now we got oligarchs paying for public militaries for personal and political pet projects," said Rep. Rashida Tlaib.

WSWS (2021-07-01). A timeline of the COVID-19 meatpacking disaster: How the ruling class conspired to keep plants open. wsws.org Two new revelations made public in the last week have unearthed a vast conspiracy of the ruling elite to force meatpacking plants to remain open throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

WSWS (2021-07-01). At least 127 Delta variant cases in Ontario linked to massive COVID-19 outbreak at Nunavut mine. wsws.org The outbreak at the Mary River Mine in Canada's far north has killed at least one miner and is directly linked to hundreds of cases in the south.

WSWS (2021-07-01). New Zealand government "complacent" over deepening COVID-19 danger. wsws.org While the Ardern government has been praised as a model for its handling of the pandemic, the recent COVID-19 scare in Wellington shows the country's response systems are severely compromised.

ecns.cn (2021-07-01). Cash assistance policies dramatically cut number of poor people in pandemic: UNDP report. ecns.cn A new report released on Thursday by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) shows that cash assistance policies significantly reduced the number of people who might otherwise have fallen into poverty during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Peoples Dispatch (2021-07-01). Mark Heywood: Big Pharma continues to brazenly exercise power over countries. peoplesdispatch.org Mark Heywood from the Treatment Action Campaign talks to Kajal Bharadwaj on how Big Pharma's regressive role remains unchanged, the dangers of the rejection of science and the questions posed by public health crises such as COVID-19…

Ana Vraƒçar (2021-07-01). Public Services Day: a focus on community health workers. peoplesdispatch.org Although they have played a key role for securing access to health care in epidemic conditions, including the Ebola epidemic and COVID-19 pandemic, community health workers are still under-recognized and underpaid…

CA Poor People's Campaign & Partners (2021-07-01). Thursday 7/8: #ChildTaxCredit: Keep Families Afloat Rally & Ice Cream Social in Sacramento. indybay.org Jack Davis Park in South Oak Park neighborhood, 16th Street & 44th Street, Sacramento 95820 | Masks required. Follow current COVID safety guidelines: covid19.ca.gov/safely-reopening/#continu…

_____ (2021-07-01). The G7 Reality Check. popularresistance.org There were cautious hopes for the G7 meetings held in early June this year, where the leaders of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom, and the United States — the world's seven economically wealthiest countries — came together to discuss key global issues. A remnant of the neo-colonial nature of such forums, they represent a place where decisions with global impact are made. | The G7 produced two notable outputs that concern global health governance: the first being the Carbis Bay Health Declaration which commits to taking efforts to prevent a pandemic similar to COVID-19 occurrin…

Staff (2021-07-01). Russia begins re-vaccinating already inoculated people as country seeks herd immunity to defeat ever-worsening Covid-19 pandemic. rt.com With Russian Covid-19 cases rising, it has been revealed that some of the country's regions have begun to re-vaccinate citizens who received their second jab more than six months ago and want to boost their level of antibodies. | The move to give Russians a third dose comes as the country seeks to reach herd immunity in the adult population. People who have been ill with Covid-19 should also get vaccinated half a year after they tested positive, the Ministry of Health has announced. | "This 'emergency' Covid-19 vaccination procedure, in accordance with the recommendations of the World Health Organization (WHO)…

Staff (2021-07-01). 'We are not the world': CDC director sticks to 'no masks for vaccinated people' guidelines in defiance of WHO. rt.com The US has much better vaccination rates than the world in general, so the World Health Organization's advice for fully vaccinated people to wear masks doesn't apply here, the CDC director said. But localities may rule otherwise. | Last week, the World Health Organization (WHO) recommended that even those vaccinated for Covid-19 continue to wear masks and take all of the other precautions to stop community transmission. "People cannot feel safe just because they had the two doses. They still need to protect themselves," WHO Assistant Director-General Dr. Mariangela Simao said during a media briefing. | This co…

news.un (2021-07-01). Social protection 'lifeline' during COVID, depends on where you live. news.un.org Although the COVID-19 pandemic had triggered the roll-out of an "unprecedented number" of new and often innovative social protection measures, it was unable to stem a widening gap between rich and poor countries, according to a new UN report released on Thursday.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-01). Sharing Mayo Clinic: COVID-19 vaccination experience special for young man with Down syndrome. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org The parents of a young Florida patient were so grateful for the caring approach offered to their son during his COVID-19 vaccine appointment that they called back to express their appreciation and share their story. _______________________________________ When the father of a 19-year-old patient with Down syndrome brought his son, Tyler White, for a COVID-19 vaccination …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-01). Mayo offers COVID-19 walk-in vaccine clinics in Minnesota: June 22-July 8. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org UPDATE: Mayo Clinic in Rochester and at its Health System sites continue to offer patients, visitors and staff additional convenient opportunities to be vaccinated for COVID-19. All domestic and international patients, visitors and staff who want to be vaccinated for COVID-19 have opportunities to do so at walk-in clinics this week. Anyone 12 and older …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-01). Cancer to COVID-19: Experimental treatment pivots in record time. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org At the beginning of 2020, everyone in research and medicine who could pivot to focus on COVID-19 did. Scientists and physicians hauled out findings from previous epidemics. In papers and personal correspondence, they shared descriptions of the damage wrought by SARS-CoV-2. They started running potential drugs through their paces. "When you have a completely new …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-01). Mayo Clinic Q and A: COVID-19 vaccination and heart issues. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I have been hearing about an increase in the number of young people who are developing heart issues, including myocarditis, after being vaccinated for COVID-19. Can you explain this condition? I have a 15-year-old son, and I am wondering if it is safe for him to be vaccinated for COVID-19 or if he …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-01). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: COVID-19 vaccination rates stalling, infections from the delta variant rising. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Summer and fall are going to be a dangerous time for people in the U.S. who have not been vaccinated for COVID-19, according to Dr. Gregory Poland, an infectious diseases expert and head of Mayo Clinic's Vaccine Research Group. "I really think this exponential rise in the number of sequences that are delta must be taken …

imperial.ac.uk (2021-07-01). Self-amplifying RNA COVID-19 vaccine technology safe in humans, suggests study. imperial.ac.uk Results from the first trial of a new COVID-19 vaccine technology show no short-term safety concerns.

Jyotsna Singh (2021-07-01). South-south solidarity to challenge vaccine inequity. peoplesdispatch.org "Since this pandemic hit, most of us in the Third World have been essentially dependent on donations of vaccines from western countries. As a result, we have been able to vaccinate very few people," explained Peter Anyang' Nyong'o, Governor of Kisumu County, Kenya in the Summit for Vaccine Internationalism organized by Progressive International (PI) from June 18-21. Nyong'o added, "We need to find a way of working together across developing countries, to develop the capacity and capability of manufacturing vaccines to deal with COVID-19 and future pandemics." | The Summit held in June brought together progressive…

Terri Gerstein, Lorelei Salas (2021-07-01). There's a Way to Get More People Vaccinated—and It Doesn't Involve the Lottery. thenation.com There's a Way to Get More People Vaccinated—and It Doesn't Involve the Lottery…

imperial.ac.uk (2021-07-01). Prostate cancer drugs hold potential for treating COVID-19. imperial.ac.uk Drugs typically used to treat prostate cancer could be explored for treating patients with COVID-19, following encouraging new findings.

WSWS (2021-07-01). France ends Covid-19 restrictions on businesses as Delta variant spreads. wsws.org The murderous policy of Macron, shared by the entire European Union, is to allow the Delta variant to spread unchecked through the population.

Moderator (2021-07-01). This Company Got a $10 Million PPP Loan, Then Closed Its Plant and Moved Manufacturing Jobs to Mexico. scheerpost.com sba.gov by Lydia DePillis / ProPublica This story was originally published by ProPublica. ProPublica is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative newsroom. Sign up for The Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox.Series: The Pandemic Economy Fiscal Responses to COVID-19 Late last summer, after churning along through the pandemic with only a two-week pause… |

Norman Solomon (2021-07-01). The Empire Strikes Back at the Left in Buffalo and Cleveland. indybay.org Corporate Democrats Crank Up Their Firepower…

Richard Eskow (2021-07-01). Yes, home care is infrastructure—don't let them play word games with people's lives. nationofchange.org Infrastructure, like charity, begins at home.

Lawrence Wittner (2021-07-01). Nationalism on the Decline. counterpunch.org Although, beginning in about 2015, nationalist political parties made enormous advances in countries around the world, more recently they have been on the wane. The nationalist surge was led by a new generation of rightwing populist demagogues who, feeding on public discontent with widespread immigration and economic stagnation, achieved startling political breakthroughs. Matteo Salvini of

WSWS (2021-07-01). Republican governors deploy police and troops against immigrants along US-Mexico border. wsws.org Not only is the deployment an unconstitutional challenge to the federal government, but the South Dakota National Guard is being paid for by a fascist billionaire, not the state government.

Peoples Dispatch (2021-07-01). Far-right and Macronists face setback in French regional polls while traditional parties hold ground. peoplesdispatch.org The center-right conservative Les Républicains (LR) and allies managed to win in seven regions while the center-left Socialist Party (PS) and allies won five regions in mainland France…

Anonymous007 (2021-07-01). Military Situation In CAR On July 1, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On June 30, the UPC rebels attacked Alindao town and killed 7 people in the area | On June 30, the UN peacekeeping mission sent nearly 60 Nepalese peacekeepers to the Alindao town | On June 30, Central African authorities rejected a UN report denouncing "violations of international humanitarian law" by Central African military and Russian instructors supporting them against rebels trying to overthrow President Faustin Archange Touadéra | 600 more Russian…

_____ (2021-07-01). Analysis Shows How Democrats Fall for Right Wing-Orchestrated Attacks on Ilhan Omar. commondreams.org When that question remains publicly unaddressed, the context of racism and militarism continues to fester within the nation's police departments.

_____ (2021-07-01). Judge Tosses Frivolous Lawsuit By Heiress Seeking To Destroy The Grayzone. popularresistance.org The District of Columbia Superior Court has rejected a frivolous, million-dollar lawsuit claiming libel, defamation, and tortious conspiracy filed by writer Sulome Anderson against The Grayzone's editor Max Blumenthal and assistant editor Ben Norton. | Judge William M. Jackson's June 16, 2021 decision put an end to the entitled heiress' three-year-long campaign to smear and bankrupt The Grayzone with the help of a powerful DC lawyer closely linked to the Israel lobby. | It was a humiliating resolution to a legal assault that threatened to impose a serious chilling effect on independent media and press freedom had…

_____ (2021-07-01). Judge Tosses Frivolous Lawsuit By Heiress Sulome Anderson Seeking To Destroy The Grayzone. popularresistance.org Judge William M. Jackson's June 16, 2021 decision put an end to the entitled heiress' three-year-long campaign to smear and bankrupt The Grayzone with the help of a powerful DC lawyer closely linked to the Israel lobby. It was a humiliating resolution to a legal assault that threatened to impose a serious chilling effect on independent media and press freedom had it been successful.

Anonymous103 (2021-07-01). Ethiopia: Preliminary Analysis Of The Implications Of The Stunning Battlefield Reversals In Tigray. southfront.org Illustrative image | Written by Daniel Edgar exclusively for South Front | After eight months of brutal conflict, the Tigray Defence Forces have achieved a series of stunning battlefield victories over the last week that appear to have gutted and expelled a large part of the military forces of the hostile occupying powers (the armed forces of the Ethiopian Federal government, Eritrea and Amhara Regional State 'security forces' and militias) from many of the most strategically, demographically, culturally and economically i…

Staff (2021-07-01). Spectacular Gala Celebrating 200 Years of Simón Bolívar's Triumphal Entry into Caracas (Photos & Video). orinocotribune.com The events in tribute to 200 years of the triumphal entry of the Liberator Simón Bolívar into Caracas, after his victory in the Battle of Carabobo, culminated this Tuesday with a spectacular Bicentennial Gala held at the Military Academy in Caracas. More than 423 musicians from the groups of the National System of Children's and Youth Orchestras and Choirs participated in the ceremony, as well as 73 traditional dance artists. The event culminated with a 3D mapping projected on the walls of the Academy, recounting the events before, during and after the Battle of Carabobo, with live orchestral music. | Cultural pe…

Staff (2021-07-01). Spectacular Gala Celebrating 200 Years of Simón Bolívar's Triumphal Entry into Caracas (Photos & Video). orinocotribune.com The events in tribute to the 200-year anniversary of the triumphal entry of the Liberator Simón Bolívar into Caracas, after his victory in the Battle of Carabobo, culminated this Tuesday with a spectacular Bicentennial Gala held at the Military Academy in Caracas. More than 400 musicians from the groups of the National System of Children's and Youth Orchestras and Choirs participated in the ceremony, as well as 73 traditional dance artists. The event culminated with a 3D mapping projected on the walls of the Academy, recounting the events before, during and after the Battle of Carabobo, with live orchestral music…

Martha Grevatt (2021-07-01). One wish for Tamir's birthday: Justice! workers.org Cleveland police gunned down 12-year-old Tamir Rice while he was playing with a pellet gun Nov. 22, 2014. The killer cop, Timothy Loehmann, was never charged, and he was only fired in 2017 on an unrelated disciplinary issue. Loehmann's partner, Frank Garmback, was given a 10-day suspension, which was cut . . . |

BALASPL (2021-07-01). Wednesday 7/14: Know Your Rights! Eligibility & Applying for Medi-Cal, Medicare, & Covered CA. indybay.org Online workshop…

Karl Kramer (2021-07-01). Saturday 7/31: Commemoration of 1975 Student Massacre in El Salvador. indybay.org Online virtual event…

Anonymous103 (2021-07-01). Clinching in the Breach: Matt Hancock Resigns. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | Written by Dr. Binoy Kampmark. | From his secure fortress of contented spite, Dominic Cummings, exiled from the power he once wielded at Number 10 as one of the chosen, must have felt a sense of satisfaction. Biliously, the former top aide to UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson

_____ (2021-07-01). The G7 Reality Check. popularresistance.org In early June, the leaders of the world's seven richest countries met in the UK to discuss global health, climate, and tax issues. Although the world is still in the midst of a pandemic, their actions leave little hope — or room — for changes for the better…

Natalie Rhodes (2021-07-01). The G7 reality check. peoplesdispatch.org In early June, the leaders of the world's seven richest countries met in the UK to discuss global health, climate, and tax issues. Although the world is still in the midst of a pandemic, their actions leave little hope — or room — for changes for the better…

Isaac Nellist (2021-07-01). Unemployed Workers Union calls for pandemic supplements to be reinstated. greenleft.org.au Support for the unemployed and underemployed workers is a critical part of any good health response to the pandemic, writes Isaac Nellist.

Tania Siddiqi (2021-07-01). Pakistan: Corporate and state terror drives forced displacement. workers.org Protesters denounce Bahria Town Karachi destruction of Indigenous peoples' villages. Karachi — On June 6, the Sindh Action Committee organized a protest and sit-in to draw attention to the systematic and continuous violence that Bahria Town Karachi (BTK) inflicted on Indigenous peoples. Dawn reports that up to 10,000 protesters demonstrated . . . |

Workers World Party (2021-07-01). PDF of July 1 issue. workers.org Download the PDF. AMAZON UNION NOW editorial: Reparations! Bring Indigenous children home! Labor on the move: UAW referendum; CUNY Rising; Sleep-in at Ga. Dept. of Labor; Alabama miners on Wall St. Also: Pride in action; Tamir remembered; Rhode Island Juneteenth; Seattle blocks the boat; Cuba solidarity Commentaries: Building disasters; Real . . . |

Lyn Neeley (2021-07-01). Delivery companies expose unsafe conditions at Amazon. workers.org Two of Portland's delivery companies announced June 23 they will stop working for Amazon because of unsafe working conditions. The companies, Last Mile Delivery and Triton Transportation, are suing Amazon for increasing the pressure on drivers by making arbitrary and unreasonable demands and firing drivers who work for the contractors . . . |

Jeff Schuhrke (2021-07-01). Chicago Nurses Are Going on Strike. zcomm.org Nurses and support staff in the Chicago area are joining other militant healthcare workers across the country by walking off the job, despite attempts by their bosses to hire strikebreakers…

Angela (2021-07-01). Thursday 7/1: Tell Pelosi: Take Action for Palestine. indybay.org 90 7th St, San Francisco…

Joan Walsh (2021-07-01). Nancy Pelosi Outplays Kevin McCarthy Once Again. thenation.com Nancy Pelosi Outplays Kevin McCarthy Once Again…

Ted Kelly (2021-07-01). Jaan Laaman released after 37 years. workers.org Jaan Laaman free at last!Credit: Sonja Wilde-de Vries Radical political activist Jaan Laaman of the Ohio 7 was released from McCreary federal prison after 37 years in U.S. custody. He was arrested in 1984 and charged with "seditious conspiracy," along with other members of the United Freedom Front. The UFF . . . |

Mark Gruenberg (2021-07-01). Four hundred religious leaders urge senators to pass PRO Act. peoplesworld.org CHICAGO —Saying protecting and expanding workers' right to organize is a moral imperative, and a boost to workers who most need it, more than 400 religious leaders signed an open letter to senators, urging them to pass the Protect The Right To Organize (PRO) Act. In a June 30 Zoom telephone press conference unveiling the …

Daniel Lopez (2021-07-01). Arizona doctor fired for pro-Palestine statement in Zionist smear campaign. liberationnews.org A central goal of these smear campaigns is to strike fear into all activists.

The Conversation (2021-07-01). Structural racism: what it is and how it works, and why Critical Race Theory Explains it. juancole.com By Vini Lander | — From the moment it was published, the UK's Commission on Racial and Ethnic Disparities' report was met with a media storm driven by both its supporters and detractors. Months later, amid continued division over the report's position that racism isn't pronounced in the UK, there's still some confusion about what …

_____ (2021-07-01). Soft Totalitarianism Hardens. strategic-culture.org I don't know about you, but I cannot share a country with these people. I mean, I will — what choice do I have? — but they are not my opponents. They, and the elites who are forcing all this on us, are my enemies. History tells us where this is all headed. When it all falls down, the fault will be on them, these barbarians.

Staff (2021-07-01). Russia will join US in planning event on 20th anniversary of 9/11 attacks 'to commemorate victims of terrorists' — top diplomat. rt.com Russia will join forces with the US to organize an event commemorating those who were killed by terrorists in 2001's 9/11 attacks, as Washington prepares to mark the world-changing incident's 20th anniversary later this year. | That's according to Vladimir Voronkov, the Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations Counter-Terrorism Office and Russia's former Permanent Representative to UN International Organizations in Vienna. | "On the subject of the 20th anniversary of the September 11 attacks, we are working with our American colleagues to organize an event to commemorate the victims," Voronkov said on Wed…

Staff (2021-07-01). Were Miami building's owners negligent in deadly collapse? RT's Boom Bust investigates. rt.com As the death toll continues to climb in the wake of the Miami apartment building's collapse, the owners of the condo are facing mounting lawsuits. | Survivors and family members are accusing them of knowing that the collapse of the building was imminent and failing to take action. | RT's Boom Bust reports from South Florida on the latest. | For more stories on economy & finance visit

Staff (2021-07-01). UN Report Calls for Reparations for Victims of Systemic Racist Police Violence. truthout.org On June 28, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet released

Staff (2021-07-01). Secret Footage of ExxonMobil Lobbyists Sparks Calls for Congressional Action. truthout.org While ExxonMobil's decades of sowing public doubt about climate science and the impact of fossil fuels have Published by

Special to People's World (2021-07-01). Young Communists take to the streets for Pride Month. peoplesworld.org "Communists for Queer Liberation!" and "Remember Harry Hay and Sylvia Rivera!" read the signs of young Communists as they marched down Sixth Avenue from Bryant Park to the Stonewall Inn located in the West Village this past Sunday afternoon. Over the past 20 years, the Communist Party USA and the Young Communist League have changed …

Anonymous669 (2021-07-01). Houthis Released Footage Of Recent Drone Attack On Coalition Camp On Yemeni-Saudi Border. southfront.org Screen grab from the Houthis' attack footage. | On July 1, the Houthis (Ansar Allah) released footage of a recent The attack, which took place on June 22, saw the Houthis launching ten Qasef-2K suicide drones at gatherings in the al-Wadi'a camp. | The Qasef-2K suicide drone is…

Anonymous669 (2021-07-01). In Video: Italian Patrol Boat Sank In Mediterranean After Engine Fire. southfront.org Screen grab from Crotone News video. | On July 1, a Corrubia-class patrol boat of the Guardia di Finanza (GdF), an Italian law enforcement agency under the authority of the Minister of Economy and Finance, sank in the Mediterranean Sea after a fire. | The boat, G.94 Cappelletti, reportedly sank in the waters between Bianco and Roccella Jonica, in the province of Reggio Calabria. | The fire broke out in the engine room before spreading out. The crew abandoned the 27-meter long boat after failing to put down the fire. They we…

Anonymous007 (2021-07-01). Albania Becomes Turkey's Newest Bayraktar Customer. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On June 29th, Turkish "drone magnate" Baykar revealed another customer of its Bayraktar TB2 combat UAV. | Its none other than powerhouse Albania. | Albania is the latest customer interested in striking a deal to procure this particular combat drone, which is already owned by Azerbaijan, Qatar, Ukraine and will be delivered to Poland under a recently inked deal. | The combat drone has been operated by the Turkish Armed Forces (TSK) in Syria and Libya in various roles, from neutralizing enemy ai…

Anonymous007 (2021-07-01). Priming For Great Power Conflict: U.S. Army To Field Mid-Range Missile Battery Soon. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | The US Army is hard at work on its newest medium-range missile battery, and plans to field the first unit by September 2023. | This unit would also be the first ever mobile medium-range missile battery of the US Army, and three more are to follow. | The Army is pursuing a Mid-Range Capability (MRC) to fill the gap in the service's fires portfolio between the Precision Strike Missile's (PrSM) initial capability of roughly 499 kilometers and ranges it expects to achieve with ground-launched…

Anonymous007 (2021-07-01). Putin Says Russia Could Easily Sink HMS Defender With Little Consequence, Blames U.S. As Orchestrator. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On June 30th, Russian President Vladimir Putin held a "Direct Line", answering journalist questions. | It lasted 3 hours and 42 minutes. | The head of state answered 68 questions. The main topics of conversation were vaccinations, price increases, and social benefits, but also mentioned NATO, the UK's HMS Defender and more. | Regarding NATO and the UK, Putin said that Russia could have sunk the HMS Defender, no questions asked, because it illegally entered its territorial waters witho…

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Asa Winstanley (2021-07-01). The World's Gaze is turning away from the Palestinians, but their Oppression hasn't Changed. juancole.com ( Middle East Monitor ) — If there was only one tiny sliver of hope that emerged after the horrors that Israel inflicted on the Palestinians last month, it was a new sense of unity among the people of Palestine themselves. And the global solidarity movement for Palestinian rights received a major boost too. On …

Allan Fisher (2021-07-01). Saturday 7/3: Protest US financed oppression in Palestine/Israel. indybay.org Corner of Ocean and Water Streets, Santa Cruz…

_____ (2021-07-01). 3 Pipeline Protesters Arrested After Large Sit-In At Energy Giant's Waltham Offices. popularresistance.org Three activists who refused to leave the Waltham offices of the pipeline company Enbridge were arrested by police Wednesday afternoon, ending a more than 27-hour occupation in protest of the multi-national energy giant behind the controversial Weymouth compressor station and other fossil fuel projects around the country.

Channing Martinez (2021-07-01). How the Los Angeles Metro Sabotaged Its Own Less Fair "Fareless Transportation Plan" and Reverted to Its Structural Transit Racism. counterpunch.org An Organizer's Analysis and Plan for Action In its May 2021 the Los Angeles the MTA rejected demands by the Bus Riders Union and many community allies for "free public transportation for all" now. Instead, MTA Mayor Eric Garcetti and County Supervisor Janice Hahn cut a back room deal to kill the plan for free

Colin Todhunter (2021-07-01). From Neoliberalism's Old Normal to the 21st Century New Normal. counterpunch.org Sold under the pretence of a quest for optimising well-being and 'happiness', capitalism thrives on the exploitation of peoples and the environment. What really matters is the strive to maintain viable profit margins. The prevailing economic system demands ever-increasing levels of extraction, production and consumption and needs a certain level of annual GDP growth for

Robert Koehler (2021-07-01). Politically Correct Racism. counterpunch.org "The United States is a nation founded on both an ideal and a lie." I offer these words of Nikole Hannah-Jones, whose 2019 essay is part of the New York Times Magazine's "1619 Project," to the Heritage Foundation and the horde of Republican politicians currently trying to update the look and feel of American racism (a.k.a.,

Kenneth Surin (2021-07-01). UK Health Secretary Resigns After Caught In Clinch With Aide. counterpunch.org The UK health secretary Matt Hancock was caught on leaked CCTV footage in a "steamy" embrace with his "special adviser" Gina Coladangelo on 6 May, almost two weeks before lockdown rules were eased to allow friends and family to meet indoors, and to hug each other. Hancock resigned his position shortly after the Murdoch-owned tabloid

George Ochenski (2021-07-01). Montana is Melting Thanks to Fossil Fuel-Addicted Politicians. counterpunch.org It's almost impossible to believe, but while Montanans are melting in record-high, triple-digit temperatures in June, mining and burning more coal as well as drilling and burning more oil and gas continues to be recklessly promoted by our politicians who are apparently blind to the severe drought, blistering temperatures and insect infestations as the climate-destroying

WSWS (2021-07-01). Australian unions oppose installation of chancellor at Newcastle University but support pro-business restructure. wsws.org The unions opposed plans to appoint former conservative politician Mark Vale as chancellor but are happy to collaborate with the current executive in a sweeping assault on jobs and courses.

WSWS (2021-07-01). Striking Volvo workers appeal to Mack Trucks workers for united action. wsws.org This statement was written by the Volvo Workers Rank-and-File Committee at the New River Valley plant in Dublin, Virginia, where workers are currently in their fourth week of a strike against Volvo Trucks.

WSWS (2021-07-01). Florida condo collapse highlights concerns over stability of coastal buildings impacted by effects of climate change. wsws.org As rescue operations continue and desperate families struggle to find missing loved ones, questions have arisen as to the structural integrity of countless buildings adjoining the state's shoreline, which is being inundated and eroded by rising sea levels.

WSWS (2021-07-01). Composer and pianist Frederic Rzewski is dead at 83. wsws.org The US-born Rzewski was a musical genius and also an outspoken man of principle and enemy of capitalist reaction.

WSWS (2021-07-01). DTE worker electrocuted, major freeways still closed in aftermath of Detroit flooding. wsws.org Thunderstorms have wreaked havoc on metro Detroit this week, revealing the extent of infrastructure decay and leaving residents to fend for themselves.

WSWS (2021-07-01). South Africa's top court sentences former ANC President Jacob Zuma to 15 months. wsws.org While multi-millionaire President Cyril Ramaphosa made pro-forma statements about rooting out corruption, he has mostly targeted his political rivals.

WSWS (2021-07-01). Retired New York City municipal workers speak out against unions' deal to degrade health insurance. wsws.org Social anger is growing against the collaboration of New York City public employee unions and the Democrats to privatize health care plans.

WSWS (2021-07-01). Divisions emerge over central bank policies. wsws.org Trillions of dollars have been pumped to the financial markets, fuelling rampant speculation but there are concerns over where this is heading.

WSWS (2021-07-01). Who are the San Antonio, Texas, school board members who unanimously fired four teachers? wsws.org The history of the board members makes clear that the fight to defend the victimized San Antonio teachers is not merely a regional fight against the local school board, but also against the entire political establishment and the unions.

WSWS (2021-07-01). 100 years since the founding of the Chinese Communist Party. wsws.org The world historical significance of the 1921 founding of the Chinese Communist Party stands in stark contrast to the hypocrisy and falsifications that characterise the official centenary celebrations.

WSWS (2021-07-01). Australian unions oppose installation of chancellor at Newcastle University but support pro-business restructure. wsws.org The unions opposed plans to appoint former conservative politician Mark Vaile as chancellor but are happy to collaborate with the current executive in a sweeping assault on jobs and courses.

WSWS (2021-07-01). Petrochemical workers in Iran strike over pay and conditions. wsws.org The strike has spread to at least 70 oil and gas installations and refineries and petrochemical plants, with tens of thousands of workers reportedly staying at home or in their dormitories.

WSWS (2021-07-01). University of Sheffield plans to close world-leading Archaeology Department. wsws.org The protracted and severe job cuts to archaeology at the University of Sheffield have been made simultaneously and in conjunction with the accelerating marketisation and privatisation of higher education.

Editor (2021-07-01). Nat Turner and Expanding Historical Memory — Aziz Rana. mronline.org The last year has witnessed an extensive public conversation, from the 1619 Project in the New York Times to protests in the streets, about American historical memory. | July 1, 2021 | Review…

Scott Ferguson (2021-07-01). Digital Money Beyond Blockchain with Rohan Grey. mronline.org In this episode, we're joined by Rohan Grey ( July 1, 2021…

Editor (2021-07-01). U.S. again bombs Nations on other side of the World in "self-defense" mronline.org The U.S. is again illegally bombing nations on the other side of the planet which it has invaded and occupied and branded this murderous aggression as "defensive". | July 1, 2021 | Newswire…

Editor (2021-07-01). Brazil suspends Covaxin contract as scandal becomes too hot for Bolsonaro. mronline.org An invoice for advance payment of $45 million raised by the offshore partner of Bharat Biotech is certain to become the reason for the impending cancellation of the contract. | July 1, 2021 | Newswire…

Editor (2021-07-01). Chinese Provinces curb private schools, encourage public education. mronline.org While Hunan and Jiangsu will cap the number of students attending private academic institutions, Sichuan has stopped approving such facilities altogether. | July 1, 2021 | Newswire…

Pavan Kulkarni (2021-07-01). 24 killed and over 70 injured amid crackdown on pro-democracy protests in Swaziland. peoplesdispatch.org In spite of the militarized crackdown, people across urban and rural Swaziland are taking to the streets against Africa's last absolute monarch. The Communist Party calls for sustained uprising on a country-wide scale in order to "exhaust the army and police."

Peoples Dispatch (2021-07-01). Thousands hit the streets of Sudan against IMF deal. peoplesdispatch.org Thousands of people took to the streets of Sudan commemorating the historic Millions March of June 30, 2019 as well as protesting a recent IMF deal. The protests were violently repressed across the country by security forces leaving many injured.

Anish R M (2021-07-01). Duterte's plan to arm vigilantes; activists and lawmakers cry foul. peoplesdispatch.org The Philippines president suggested that he is open to arm pro-government vigilantes as "power multipliers," which was received with widespread condemnation from activists, opposition and even allies…

Greg Roest (2021-07-01). Implications of El Salvador Adopting Bitcoin as a Currency. realprogressives.org For Bitcoin – very little. For El Salvador's Economy — possible ruin. For global economics — very little.

MANO Magazine (2021-07-01). OPINION: What Racists Don't Want Us to Know. latinorebels.com The controversy around critical race theory shows how much white supremacy wants to maintain its whitewashed version of American history.

ecns.cn (2021-07-01). Death toll rises to 18 from Florida condo collapse. ecns.cn The death toll from the condo collapse in Surfside, Florida, has grown to 18 after bodies of two children were discovered, local authorities announced on Wednesday.

Marlee Kokotovic (2021-07-01). Nearly half a billion people at risk from sea level rise by 2100. nationofchange.org "There's a lot of scientists looking at long-term scenarios. But it's happening now in parts of the world."

Peoples Dispatch (2021-07-01). Dozens killed in crackdown on Swaziland's pro-democracy protests and other stories. peoplesdispatch.org In today's episode of the Daily Round-up we take a look at the escalating crackdown on pro-democracy protestors amid an internet blackout in Swaziland, the killings of 15 people in Haiti amid a surge in gang violence, protests in Sudan against worsening economic conditions and the approval of a new IMF debt relief loan, and the destruction of Palestinian properties by Israeli authorities in Occupied East Jerusalem's Silwan area.

Chris McGreal (2021-07-01). Big oil and gas kept a dirty secret for decades. Now they may pay the price. nationofchange.org "Big oil was engaged in exactly the same type of behavior that the tobacco companies engaged in and were found liable for fraud on a massive scale."

Guest Contributor (2021-07-01). OPINION: Puerto Rico Needs Resilient Communications Infrastructure. latinorebels.com Four years after Hurricane Maria, Puerto Rico is still in desperate need of disaster-proof communications systems…

Felipe de la Hoz (2021-07-01). The Ideology of the Border. thenation.com The Ideology of the Border…

Luis A. Montero Cabrera (2021-07-01). Sostener a los que innovan con ciencia y tecnología para Cuba y los cubanos. globalizacion.ca En la literatura especializada acerca de políticas para la ciencia y la innovación se suele identificar el concepto de "potencial científico" con la disponibilidad de recursos humanos, materiales e informativos para realizar tareas en el avance de la ciencia y…

Elsa Claro (2021-07-01). Estados Unidos — Insensatas terquedades. globalizacion.ca Hay mensajes que son aceptables por telegrama, carta clásica o texto digital. Ni en tiempos analógicos ni en esta consternada postmodernidad, el lenguaje de la fuerza fue pasadero. Pero sigue usándose con preferencia cegata y brutal. De vista corta, porque…

Elda Montiel (2021-07-01). América Latina: 4,555 mujeres víctimas de feminicidio. globalizacion.ca América Latina y el Caribe es la región más violenta del mundo, ya que alberga solo al nueve por ciento de la población mundial, pero actualmente representa 34 por ciento del total de muertes violentas. Los países de la región,…

Leo Ensel, Roberto J DeLapuente (2021-07-01). The media's response to Putin's conciliatory essay. indybay.org On the exact 80th anniversary of the German invasion of the Soviet Union, which cost that country nearly 27 million lives, the Russian president himself published an essay in the former flagship of détente whose title already signaled a willingness to reconcile: "Be open, despite the past."

Leon Kunstenaar (2021-07-01). "Unite to Fight" Holds March for LGBTQ and Human Rights. indybay.org Starting near Polk and Washington streets San Francisco's LGBTQ community marched down Polk to City Hall…

Khubaka, Michael Harris (2021-07-01). Friday 7/2: 2021 California Independence Day to Freedom. indybay.org California State Capitol — Camellia Grove – East Area of Capitol Grounds…

Olivia Engling (2021-07-01). Sudan Qualifies for Debt Relief. indybay.org The International Monetary Fund approved a debt relief process for Sudan, according to the country's finance ministry.

Labor Video Project (2021-07-01). ILWU & Fight Against Zionist Shipping Line ZIM In Oakland & West Coast. indybay.org ILWU Local 10 retired member Jack Heyman is interviewed about the struggle against the Israeli shipping line ZIM and the action by ILWU longshore workers in Oakland and the West Coast to abide by picket lines.

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