2021-07-03: News Headlines

_____ (2021-07-03). #FreeAssange: Embattled Wikileaks Founder Turns 50 While Still Detained In A UK Prison. popularresistance.org On June 26 of this year, Stundin reported how Sigurdur Ingi Thordarson, a diagnosed sociopath and serial fraudster who cosied up to US authorities seeking to further their case against Assange, admitted that he'd spun a false narrative to advance his own interests. | This was not the first time that evidence related to charges against Assange turned out to be fabricated or trumped-up.

_____ (2021-07-03). US Censorship Is Increasingly Official. popularresistance.org The attempts to muzzle the press did not start with Trump, however. President Obama oversaw a war on whistleblowers like Edward Snowden, and ensured that Julian Assange has spent the best part of a decade in hiding or in prison. Assange's most notable journalistic action was to release the Iraq War Logs and the Collateral Murder video, which showed US pilots massacring civilians—including two Reuters journalists—in cold blood.

Ben Norton (2021-07-03). Julian Assange spends 50th birthday in prison — Protesters demand freedom for WikiLeaks journalist. thegrayzone.com Julian Assange turns 50 on July 3. Protesters rallied outside the US Department of Justice in Washington, DC, demanding the release of the imprisoned WikiLeaks journalist.

WSWS (2021-07-03). Corporate media blacks out admission that witness against Assange lied for US indictment. wsws.org A Google News search indicates that not a single English-language corporate publication has reported the confession of a key US witness against Assange that his allegations were false.

WSWS (2021-07-03). Assange turns 50 in Belmarsh prison, his life still under threat. wsws.org Assange has now spent more than one fifth of his life persecuted by the US state and its allies.

teleSUR (2021-07-03). Massacres Climb to 47 in Colombia so Far This Year. telesurenglish.net Colombia's Institute for Development and Peace Studies (INDEPAZ) reported a new massacre in the Cauca department where three young men were shot to death. | RELATED: | Coming from the Argelia municipality, the victims were traveling near the Balboa town where unidentified armed individuals killed them. | The three young men had several gunshot wounds, and their bodies were abandoned on a road in the El Filo passage l…

Giniw Collective (2021-07-03). Native Matriarch Locks Down at Enbridge Line 3 in Minnesota. indybay.org Native Matriarch is locked down to equipment at Enbridge Line 3 in Minnesota.

_____ (2021-07-03). Redeem American Ideals: US Government Must End the Political Prosecution of Julian Assange. commondreams.org Resistance to Line 3 Pipeline in Minnesota is escalating.

_____ (2021-07-03). Biden Has the Power to End This Outrage and Stop Enbridge Line 3. commondreams.org "Having to put out a fire in the middle of the Gulf of Mexico feels just too difficult to believe. And yet…"

_____ (2021-07-03). Defund Line 3 Art Solidarity: We Will Paint the Future. commondreams.org "It's about damn time," said one journalist.

Cynthia Papermaster (2021-07-03). Saturday 7/3: "Free Julian Assange" Birthday Street Party. indybay.org Women's Building, 3543 18th Street, San Francisco…

Titlethe Climate Crisis Demands Democracy Reform (2021-07-03). The Climate Crisis Demands Democracy Reform. commondreams.org "President Joe Biden must let Julian Assange go free if he wants the United States to become a beacon for a free press once again," said Assange's partner.

Editor2 (2021-07-03). Two Major Developments in Julian Assange's Case Could be Game-Changing. orinocotribune.com By Steve Topple — Jun 30, 2021 | The case of Assange: MPs take action | First, former British Labour MP Jeremy Corbyn and current Labour MPs Diane Abbott and Richard Burgon visited Belmarsh prison. They delivered a letter from a group of 20 MPs, including themselves. As Corbyn tweeted, the letter demanded that the prison let them "exercise our right as Parliamentarians to v…

Staff (2021-07-03). Nancy Hollander: Alex Saab Must be Released as ECOWAS Ruled ('The Mauritanian' of Venezuela). orinocotribune.com In an interview with journalist Caleb Maupin, the renowned US lawyer and specialist in international criminal law Nancy Hollander was forceful in stating that Alex Saab's case "has implications for any country that is sanctioned, and there are a number of them." For Maduro's government in particular, she added, "it has implications for the US's constant efforts to overthrow it," which is why she considered the arrest of anyone with diplomatic immunity as a "very bad precedent." | Hollander, who is also a consultant specialized in criminal procedures in Europe, stressed that the ruling of the Economic Community of…

The Conversation (2021-07-03). What the Supreme Court ruling on Arizona Law means for your Right to Vote. juancole.com By Cornell William Clayton and Michael Ritter | — Arizona may keep two voting laws that Republicans say protect election integrity and Democrats believe will make it harder for some residents to cast ballots. That's the United States Supreme Court's decision in Brnovich v. Democratic National Committee, one of the decade's most important voting rights …

Cornell William Clayton, Michael Ritter (2021-07-03). Supreme Court blunts voting rights in Arizona—and potentially nationwide—in controversial ruling. nationofchange.org The court's decision further erodes the Voting Rights Act. Attention now shifts to Congress to see whether it will respond.

Ramona du Houx (2021-07-03). 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.

Jessica Corbett (2021-07-03). Supreme Court Delivers Blow to the Voting Rights Act. zcomm.org After SCOTUS Upholds Arizona Limits, Congress Urged to Protect Voters and Expand Court…

WSWS repost (2021-07-03). War criminal Rumsfeld dies, but his militarist legacy lives on. indybay.org The crimes for which Rumsfeld is justifiably detested the world over have in the course of past two decades been fully normalized by US imperialism under Democrats and Republicans alike.

Andrew J. Bacevich (2021-07-03). "He Was a Disaster" zcomm.org Ret. Col. Andrew Bacevich on Donald Rumsfeld's Legacy as Architect of Iraq War…

_____ (2021-07-03). How Donald Rumsfeld Micromanaged Torture. strategic-culture.org What Rumsfeld did not mention in all his public protestations of regret over Abu Ghraib was that in the same month of May 2004 he had on his desk a report prepared by the Navy inspector general's office detailing the interrogation methods, refined in their cruelty, being practiced on Jose Padilla and other inmates in the South Carolina naval brig.

_____ (2021-07-03). Rumsfeld's Legacy of torture in U.S. imperialist history. strategic-culture.org Accolades may continue to pour in for Rumsfeld, but history will continue to judge the ravages of U.S. imperialist violence. | Fellow U.S. war criminals have eulogized the former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld upon news of his death. "A faithful steward of our armed forces," former U.S. President George W Bush

Walden Bello (2021-07-03). The Three Revolutions of the Chinese Communist Party. zcomm.org The Communist Party of China led three revolutions of world-historic significance in its short 100-year-history: national liberation, the "Cultural Revolution," and China's rapid capitalist transformation…

WSWS (2021-07-03). Moscow out of beds to treat COVID-19 patients as cases spike across the country. wsws.org In the grip of a third wave of infections, Russia's medical facilities are once again on the verge of being overwhelmed by the coronavirus.

Michael Welch (2021-07-03). Canada Day Summer 2021. Mourning the Victims of the Nations "Residential Schools" globalresearch.ca "Many "corrections" are still needed to rid Canada of the structural violence and systemic racism that has evolved here over the past five centuries. One step in this process is to revise our understanding of history and to do …

Kevin Annett (2021-07-03). First Nations: Why an Apology is Wrong, and Deceptive: Bringing Humanity to Bear on the Residential School Atrocity. globalresearch.ca First published by Global Research on May 25, 2008. | Author's Note: | This article below was offered to the Canadian media as an exclusive piece last week, and was rejected or ignored by the following newspapers: | The Globe and Mail, The …

Kevin Annett (2021-07-03). First Nations: Why an Apology is Wrong, and Deceptive: Bringing Humanity to Bear on the Residential School Atrocity. globalresearch.ca First published by Global Research on May 5, 2008. | Author's Note: | This article below was offered to the Canadian media as an exclusive piece last week, and was rejected or ignored by the following newspapers: | The Globe and Mail, The …

_____ (2021-07-03). Bolsonaro And The CIA Conspire Against "New Pink Tide" In South America. popularresistance.org In Brazil, Chile and Colombia, the United States' three key allies in South America, left wing candidates currently lead election polls for forthcoming elections, against a backdrop of massive street protests against their far-right, US-supported leaders, in what many are describing as a repeat of the "pink tide" that swept the continent twenty years ago.

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-07-03). A Brief History of Paramilitarism in Colombia and Its Impact on the Current National Strike. libya360.wordpress.com Vicente Guevara El Paro Nacional that began on April 28th, 2021 has now been going on for over 2 months. During this time, the international community has been able to witness the horrific types of violence that the Colombian population has been subjected to for decades now. Although much of the violence being seen in…

Gloria La Riva (2021-07-03). Venezuela's 200 years of independence celebrated with International Bicentennial Congress. liberationnews.org The Battle of Carabobo ended on June 24, 1821 spelling the end of the Spanish colonizers' rule in what are now Venezuela, Colombia and Panama.

WSWS (2021-07-03). Michigan county sheriff coordinated with Trump advisors to try and seize voting machines. wsws.org A trove of email messages shows that Barry County Sheriff Dar Leaf attempted to seize voting machines in Michigan in cooperation with top Trump advisors, who were seeking to overturn the results of the 2020 elections.

WSWS (2021-07-03). Michigan county sheriff coordinated with Trump advisers to try and seize voting machines. wsws.org A trove of email messages shows that Barry County Sheriff Dar Leaf attempted to seize voting machines in Michigan in cooperation with top Trump advisers, who were seeking to overturn the results of the 2020 elections.

Staff (2021-07-03). 21N Elections: Auditors Consider Voting Software Robust and Secure. orinocotribune.com The technical commission in charge of carrying out an exhaustive audit of the CNE's Automated Voting System (SAV) has informed at a press conference that the software that will be used for the November 21 elections is robust, and its security is fully guaranteed. | Presenting a report on the first phase of the audit of the automated voting system of Venezuela's National Electoral Council (CNE), Professor Robinson Rivas of Simón Bolívar University, affirmed that, thus far, the audit has shown satisfactory results. | Rivas, who is part of the audit team, explained that there has been no international support for th…

WSWS (2021-07-03). UK: Labour scrapes a win in Batley and Spen by-election as support collapse continues. wsws.org Sir Keir Starmer remains unchallenged as Labour leader not because of winning a narrow victory, but because he faces no opposition from the party's nominal "left".

Editor2 (2021-07-03). Nicaragua: The New Contras. orinocotribune.com By Miguel Necoechea — Jun 27, 2021 | Luis Carrión Cruz, former commander of the Sandinista Revolution and member of Unamos, the new organization that emerged from the dissolution of the Movimiento Renovador Sandinista, a small dissident group led by the Nicaraguan petty bourgeoisie that won only 6. 4% of the votes in the 2006 presidential elections (since than it has no longer participated), is wrong when he claims that the president of Nicaragua, Daniel Ortega Saavedra, intends to negotiate with US President Joe Biden for the liberation of the "13 hostages abducted by the regime." Carrión made this comment…

Tanya Wadhwa (2021-07-03). Mexican state of Hidalgo legalizes abortion. peoplesdispatch.org On June 30, the Congress of the Mexican state of Hidalgo, with 16 votes in favor and 14 abstentions, The legislators who voted in favor of the reproductive rights of women all bel…

WSWS (2021-07-03). US Supreme Court upholds restrictive Arizona voting rules. wsws.org The escalating attack on democratic rights reflects the rightward shift of the entire ruling class in the aftermath of the January 6 coup attempt.

Jim Hightower (2021-07-03). The GOP is trying to outlaw democracy. nationofchange.org The goal (and duty) of every public official ought to be maximizing voter turnout—after all, the more Americans vote, the stronger our democracy.

Commonwealth Club (2021-07-03). Monday 7/26: The Right to Vote at Age 18: Gen Z and the Fight Against Voter Suppression. indybay.org Online event (FREE)…

Dean Baker (2021-07-03). Cheap Fun Saturday: Job Growth Under Biden and Trump. cepr.net Yes, it is that time of month again. As I always say, this sort of comparison is silly, since there are so many factors determining job growth that have nothing to do with the person in the White House. But, we all know that Trump and the Republicans would be touting this to the sky …

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-07-03). Exposed: CIA Plot to Assassinate President Maduro and High-Ranking Members of Venezuela's Government. libya360.wordpress.com BREAKING: President Maduro says reliable intelligence sources indicate plans brewing for a new assassination attempt against Venezuelan political and military leaders. @NicolasMaduro asks whether Biden is aware of Craig Faller and the CIA Director's plans to assassinate him. pic.twitter.com/fmMBjjqQrI — Kawsachun News (@KawsachunNews) July 3, 2021 Trump gave the order for the magnicide attempt of…

sputniknews (2021-07-03). 'Did Joe Biden Authorise The Plan?' Maduro Accuses US of Planning His Assassination. sputniknews.com This is not the first time that Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has accused Washington of plotting to assassinate him. In 2019, similar accusations were leveled at former US President Donald Trump.

Manlio Dinucci (2021-07-03). El paladín de los derechos humanos, ‚ÄéJoseph Robinette Biden Jr.‚Äé. globalizacion.ca El presidente estadounidense Joe Biden ofrece una imagen de personaje amable, bueno ‚Äéy preocupado por los derechos de todo ser humano. Bueno, al menos es lo que quieren ‚Äéque creamos… pero hay quisquillosos que se empeñan en recordar la responsabilidad…

John Feffer (2021-07-03). Why Is Biden's Foreign Policy So…Conventional? zcomm.org America is back–to the same old, same old…

William Janeway (2021-07-03). 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.

WSWS (2021-07-03). The democratic issues in Bill Cosby's release. wsws.org On Thursday, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court overturned the April 2018 conviction of actor and entertainer Bill Cosby, ordering his immediate release from prison. The court ruled that the prosecution violated Cosby's Fifth Amendment right to protection against forced self-incrimination.

_____ (2021-07-03). Liberals And Congress Retreat Rather Than Fight For National Single Payer Medicare For All. popularresistance.org At a Bernie Sanders healthcare town hall last year, Rep. Pramila Jayapal glibly stated that the problem to enacting Medicare for All was not more education of the public, but a question of "political will" necessary to actually push it forward. Yet, despite a pandemic, which has laid bare the inequalities and deficiencies of our healthcare system coupled with Democrat majorities in three branches of government, Medicare for All seems off the table. Where is the political will?

_____ (2021-07-03). The Terrible Origins of July 4th. popularresistance.org "He has excited domestic insurrections amongst us, and has endeavoured to bring on the inhabitants of our frontiers, the merciless Indian Savages, whose known rule of warfare, is an undistinguished destruction of all ages, sexes and conditions." — Declaration of Independence…

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2021-07-03). July 1st 1867: Canada's National Sovereignty: US War Department Plan to Invade and Bomb Canadian Cities (1920-39). globalresearch.ca In the late 1920s, Washington formulated a top secret plan to invade Canada, entitled "Joint Army and Navy Basic War Plan — Red". The plan was approved by the US War Department under the presidency of Herbert Hoover in 1930.

WSWS (2021-07-03). The Fourth of July in the United States, six months after the January 6 fascistic insurrection. wsws.org The noxious product of social inequality and war creates the objective conditions for dictatorship. The defense of democratic rights, not only in the US but internationally, depends on the independent mobilization of the working class for socialism.

WSWS (2021-07-03). German militarism and the war in Afghanistan. wsws.org Participation in the war in Afghanistan opened the way for the revival of German militarism. For the ruling class, the high price in human life and financial sacrifice was more than worth it.

Rick Rozoff (2021-07-03). NATO's war in South Asia: "Single biggest challenge for the Polish Army since World War II" antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Polish soldiers return home from Afghanistan During a ceremony at Wroc≈Çaw Airport in the southwest of Poland, Defence Minister Mariusz B≈Çaszczak this week thanked his country's military contingent for its service and told the soldiers that their efforts were appreciated. "You have fulfilled your mission and proved that Polish Army soldiers are ready to support …

Rick Rozoff (2021-07-03). Mustafa Kemal Ataturk-2021 war games: preparing for the next war. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com "Mustafa Kemal Ataturk-2021" training held in Baku has ended The last stage of the "Mustafa Kemal Ataturk-2021" Azerbaijan-Turkey joint tactical exercises held in accordance with the Agreement on Military Cooperation between the Republic of Azerbaijan and the Republic of Turkey took place with the participation of high-level observers from both countries.

Rick Rozoff (2021-07-03). Margaret Fuller: The Fourth of July. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com ==== Anti-war essays, poems, short stories and literary excerpts American writers on peace and against war Women writers on peace and war ==== Margaret FullerFrom Fourth of July (1845) The bells ring; the cannon rouse the echoes along the river shore; the boys sally forth with shouts and little flags, and crackers enough to frighten …

ecns.cn (2021-07-03). China-Africa cooperation has revitalized war against malaria: WHO official. ecns.cn The realization of zero malaria status by African countries by 2030 could be within reach thanks to technical support provided by China to help combat the tropical disease, a World Health Organization (WHO) official has said.

sputniknews (2021-07-03). Astronomers Uncover 'Extreme' Ultra-Dense, Moon-Sized White Dwarf Nearing Collapse. sputniknews.com White dwarfs are ancient stars that develop after having exhausted their nuclear fuel and expelling the majority of its outer materials. Typically, said stars carry about half the mass of the Sun and maintain a size just slightly larger than the Earth. However, that's not the case for all, it seems.

Anonymous669 (2021-07-03). Russian Airstrikes Hit Greater Idlib Following Reports Of Near Chemical Weapons Provocation (Video, Photos). southfront.org A Russian Su-24 takes off on a combat mission at Hemeimeem airbase, Syria, on Thursday, Oct. 22, 2015. IMAGE: AP PHOTO/VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV | On July 3, warplanes of the Russian Aerospace Forces (VKS) carried out a series of airstrikes on the northwestern Syrian region of Greater Idlib where several terrorist groups are active. | Four airstrikes targeted the village of Sheikh Yousef in the western countryside of Idlib. Several positions of al-Qaeda-affiliated Hay'at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS), the de-facto ruler of Greater Idlib, a…

Youth Art Exchange (2021-07-03). 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…

Robert Norse (2021-07-03). Sounding a Warning in the Benchlands and the Broader Community. indybay.org On Tuesday, the Federal magistrate Susan Van Keulen ended federal protection of the Benchlands surivival campground for the last 6 months by dissolving the Injunction issued in January. I've been passing out flyers there regarding upcoming meetings to resist the dispersal order City authorities that will inevitably follow in the months ahead replete with false promises.

WSWS Repost (2021-07-03). The Fourth of July, six months after the January 6 fascistic insurrection. indybay.org The noxious product of social inequality and war creates the objective conditions for dictatorship. The defense of democratic rights, not only in the US but internationally, depends on the independent mobilization of the working class for socialism.

Staff (2021-07-03). Vatican hails vaccinations as 'one of the greatest achievements' of modern science in push against vaccine skepticism. rt.com The official bioethics academy of the Catholic Church has come forward alongside a host of global medical associations to demand an end to the "myths and disinformation" interfering with the fight against Covid-19. | The Pontifical Council of Life (VPCL) and several international physicians' groups spoke with reporters on Friday in what was

Staff (2021-07-03). 'Colossal and devastating' ransomware attack targets hundreds of US companies, cyber researchers say. rt.com A ransomware attack appears to be underway against the remote IT management platform Kaseya, affecting many of its clients, the US cyber security agency said. Researchers blame the same hackers who went after the meatpacker JBS. | The US Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) Supply cha…

Sarah Glynn (2021-07-03). Turkey's invasion of northern Iraq could lead to Kurdish civil war. zcomm.org Attendees of a recent peace delegation responding to Turkey's incursions into the Kurdistan Region of Iraq were detained at Erbil airport…

Staff (2021-07-03). Drug War Critics Slam Olympics for Suspending US Track Star Over Marijuana Use. truthout.org As American track star Sha'Carri Richardson on Friday apologized and accepted her suspension from the 100-meter sprint event at the upcoming Summer Olympics in Tokyo following a positive marijuana test, drug war abolitionists, progressive politicians, athletes, and other observers decried what they called the utter absurdity of a ban occurring amid a wave of U.S. cannabis legalization. |

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-03). 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 …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-03). Reported cases of myocarditis in younger men following COVID-19 vaccination are rare; vaccination remains important. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. — Mayo Clinic researchers are taking a close look at rare cases of inflammation of the heart muscle, or myocarditis, in young men who developed symptoms shortly after receiving the second dose of the Moderna or Pfizer messenger RNA (mRNA) COVID-19 vaccines. Several recent studies suggest that health care professionals should watch for hypersensitivity myocarditis as a rare adverse reaction to being vaccinated for COVID-19. However, researchers stress that this awareness should not…

Anonymous007 (2021-07-03). Military Situation In Yemen On July 3, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | The Liaison and Coordination Officers' Operations Room (loyal to Ansar Allah) reported 168 ceasefire violations in al-Hudaydah during the past 24 hours | On July 2, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted 9 airstrikes on the Sarwah area | On July 2, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted 3 airstrikes on the Majzar area | On July 2, the Saudi-led forces attacked Ansar Allah positions in Somaah area east of Baydha | On July 3, clashes between Ansar Allah and Saudi-led forces co…

Anonymous007 (2021-07-03). Military Situation In Syria On July 3, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On July 3, Russia reported that Idlib militants violated the ceasefire regime in Greater Idlib 49 times: 23 — in Idlib province, 13 — in Latakia province, 7 — in Hama province, 6 — in Aleppo province | On July 2, SAA artillery shelled positions of Turkish-backed forces in Ariha town | On July 2, SAA artillery shelled positions of Turkish-backed forces in Banin village | On July 2, US forces carried out a military patrol near Malekiyah town | MORE ON…

_____ (2021-07-03). 'This Is Our Future' Without Climate Action, Advocates Warn After Pipeline Causes Fire in Gulf of Mexico. commondreams.org These revelations should indeed be shocking to all of us as they lay bare the true reality of Exxon's dangerous views as a corporation and how they work the political system to allow them to continue their damaging ways.

_____ (2021-07-03). PalAction: Shutting Down The British Arms Trade To Israel. popularresistance.org Palestine Action Has Made Headlines For Its Forceful Commitment To Shutting Down The Arms Trade Between Israel And The U.K., Trying To Do With Direct Action What Anti-War Organizations Have Long Been Calling For.

WSWS (2021-07-03). Hundreds dead throughout US Pacific Northwest, British Columbia in "once-in-a-millennium" heatwave. wsws.org Such scorching temperatures will become more commonplace as global warming continues unabated.

WSWS (2021-07-03). Hundreds dead throughout US Pacific Northwest, British Columbia in "once-in-a-millennium" heat wave. wsws.org Such scorching temperatures will become more commonplace as global warming continues unabated.

Michael F. Brown (2021-07-03). Democrats compound "mistakes" by arming Israel. electronicintifada.net Blinken helps Lapid whitewash abuses and double down on new ones.

Lucía Eugenia Córdova (2021-07-03). First Phase of PSUV Primaries: Results & Next Steps—Some Governors Excluded. orinocotribune.com After four days of tabulating the results and analyzing the internal application process held last Sunday, June 27, the National Electoral Commission of the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV) reported that a total of 57,003 women and 43,972 men were nominated for a total of 100,975 applicants for leadership positions. | "It is an impressive number," said the first vice president of the party, Diosdado Cabello. "That is the first highly positive report—that a party, from its bases, nominates more than one hundred thousand people for leadership in popularly elected positions." | Cabello also specified…

Staff (2021-07-03). Black Lives Matter gestures given green light for Tokyo Games as Olympic chiefs confirm athletes can kneel before events are held. rt.com The International Olympic Committee appears to have fully opened the door to gestures such as the taking of the knee for Black Lives Matter at this summer's games in Tokyo, easing the rules after consulting thousands of athletes. | A new version of International Olympic Committee (IOC) guidelines, produced to provide "further clarity and guidance" to athletes, gives stars the "opportunity to express their views" in areas including media zones and centers, at press conferences and on social media. | In a potentially telling section for competitors planning to repeat the kneeling gesture that has become prevalen…

_____ (2021-07-03). Olympics Chiefs Relax Protest Rules For Tokyo Games. popularresistance.org The decision came amid calls to relax rule 50.2 of the Olympic Charter, which states: "No kind of demonstration or political, religious or racial propaganda is permitted in any Olympic sites, venues or other areas." The International Olympic Committee (IOC) had promised to review the rule after the Black Lives Matter movement gained global support.

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-07-03). 100 Years Since the Founding of the CPC: China's Model, Aspiration and Epic. libya360.wordpress.com Franco Vielma The Communist Party of China has completed 100 years of shaping the history of its country in an undeniable epic (Photo: Xihuan News ) The Communist Party of China (CPC) has reached the milestone of its first centennial. Amid lavish celebrations, the ruling party of the People's Republic under Xi Jinping, the highest…

Dongsheng News (2021-07-03). News on China | No. 57. dissidentvoice.org

ecns.cn (2021-07-03). Chinese historical drama "1921" dominates China's box office. ecns.cn Domestic historical drama "1921" led the Chinese box office chart on Friday, pocketing 44.12 million yuan (around 6.8 million U.S.Coming in third was romantic comedy "Man in Love," which earned about 5.48 million yuan on Friday. Enditem…

Staff (2021-07-03). China's foreign minister calls for international 'Great Wall of Immunity' to stop Covid-19. rt.com Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi called on the international community to work together to build a "Great Wall of Immunity" against Covid-19 on Saturday. | During a speech to the 9th World Peace Forum in Beijing, Wang The most urgent priority is to expedite the construction of the 'Great Wall of Immunity' to fend off the virus, surpass political discrimination and carry ou…

Vijay Prashad (2021-07-03). China Pulls Itself Out of Poverty 100 Years Into Its Revolution. zcomm.org By 2025, China will become a "high-income" economy by World Bank international standards…

_____ (2021-07-03). VIDEO: Congratulations to China on Centennial Success. strategic-culture.org The "Chinese dream" seems to be very real and the Communist party is mostly responsible.

Rick Rozoff (2021-07-03). Russian-led CSTO says 1,000 Azerbaijani troops entering Armenia is "border incident" antibellum679354512.wordpress.com SeeArmy Chief: 1,000 Azerbaijani soldiers are still in the territory of Armenia impotence — noun, inability to take effective action; helplessness treason — noun, the action of betraying someone or something redundancy — noun, the state of being not or no longer needed or useful Moscow-led alliance views situation in southern Armenia as border incident …

WSWS (2021-07-03). UK government intervenes against DVLA strike over COVID-19 safety as union isolates dispute. wsws.org The strike at the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency is the only industrial action over COVID-19 called by any trade union in the UK during the pandemic.

WSWS (2021-07-03). Indonesian government allows COVID cases to skyrocket. wsws.org The Delta variant has triggered a catastrophic failure of health services, mirroring the experiences of India this year.

ecns.cn (2021-07-03). Africa sounds alarm over Delta variant. ecns.cn The Delta variant has attributed to surging numbers of COVID-19 infection cases in some African countries, with experts fearing it may bring disastrous consequences to the continent.

CA Poor People's Campaign & Partners (2021-07-03). 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…

Jake Johnson (2021-07-03). Ultra-Contagious Covid Delta Variant 'Wreaking Havoc' Worldwide. zcomm.org "This is devastating. And it didn't have to happen. The world urgently needs a People's Vaccine."

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-03). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Summer travel and people not in your bubble during COVID-19 pandemic. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org "The reason we have the COVID-19 delta variant, the reason we have the delta plus variant is because of unimmunized people who get infected," says Dr. Gregory Poland, an infectious diseases expert and head of Mayo Clinic's Vaccine Research Group. He adds that 99.2% of the recorded COVID-19 deaths in the U.S. are in people not vaccinated against the virus. This is why he cautions folks who may be traveling this Fourth of July holiday and…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-03). What holiday travelers need to know about COVID-19. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org The July Fourth holiday is a time when many people travel or host summer parties. While the number of COVID-19 cases in the U.S. is on the decline, health experts say with stagnating vaccination rates and the circulation of the more contagious Delta variant, the nation is not out of the woods yet, and everyone should still be cautious if they're planning a trip or getting together in large groups. "Anyone planning to have a…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-03). Using AI to screen 30 million drug candidates against SARS-CoV-2. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Mayo Clinic researchers and collaborators used computer simulation and artificial intelligence to virtually screen 30 million drug candidates that may block SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. In a paper published in Biomolecules, researchers accelerated drug discovery to identify the most promising targets for additional study. They are interested in finding new treatments for COVID-19. "We used a multidrug platform to screen the drug candidates," says Thomas Caulfield, Ph.D., a molecular neuroscientist at Mayo Clinic and senior author…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-03). 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 …

teleSUR (2021-07-03). Brazilians Want Bolsonaro Out After a New Corruption Scandal. telesurenglish.net In Brazil, social movements, trade unions, and human rights activists on Saturday demonstrated in at least 350 cities to condemn the recent corruption scandal linking President Jair Bolsonaro with the purchase at inflated prices of Indian-produced Covaxin COVID-19 vaccines. | RELATED: |

ecns.cn (2021-07-03). Effective vaccine response among young. ecns.cn The domestic COVID-19 vaccine developed by Sinovac Biotech is safe and can elicit a strong antibody response in people aged 3 to 17 in early and mid-stage clinical trials, according to a study published recently in a medical journal.

Staff (2021-07-03). Degrowth Policies Alone Cannot Avert Climate Crisis. We Need a Green New Deal. truthout.org The Green New Deal is the boldest and most likely the most effective way to combat the climate emergency. According to its advocates, the Green New Deal will save the planet while boosting economic growth and generating in the process millions of new and well-paying jobs. However, a growing number of ecological economists contend that rescuing the environment necessitates "degrowth." | To the extent that a sharp reduction in economic activity is a positive goal, "degrowth" requires overturnin…

Angela (2021-07-03). Thursday 7/1: Tell Pelosi: Take Action for Palestine. indybay.org 90 7th St, San Francisco…

WSWS (2021-07-03). Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and New Zealand. wsws.org The World Socialist Web Site invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature.

WSWS (2021-07-03). Latest UAW-Volvo agreement contains attacks on pay, healthcare. wsws.org The UAW's latest bid to shut down the strike comes as working class support for the New River Volvo workers' struggle is growing.

WSWS (2021-07-03). Global automakers report huge sales increases in spite of pandemic and chip shortage, due to ramped-up exploitation of workforce. wsws.org Forced overtime has become routine as auto companies, with the full collaboration of the unions, scramble to make up for profits lost in the early stages of the pandemic.

Alexandra Bradbury (2021-07-03). Employers Are Using the Crisis to Push Concessions They Don't Need. zcomm.org The pandemic and the economic crunch have provided new leverage, and new excuses, for employers to push their pre-existing agendas…

Human Rights Watch (2021-07-03). Gaza Disability Rights Defender recounts harrowing Flight from Israeli Airstrikes at U.N. juancole.com By Abier Almasri | Research Assistant, Middle East and North Africa Division | @abier_i | — ( ) — Abeer al-Harakli, a 28-year-old disability rights defender from Gaza, addressed the United Nations earlier this month at the 14th session of the Conference of States Parties to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. …

Anonymous103 (2021-07-03). New Wave Of Israeli Airstrikes Targeted Hamas Facilities In Gaza (Video). southfront.org Click to see full-size | The Israel Defense Forces bombed Gaza for the second time in the last two days. Late at night, Israeli Air Force fighter jets carried out airstrikes on what is reported to be Hamas' 'weapons manufacturing sites'. | The previous strikes According to a statement from the Israel Defense Forces (IDF), the strikes tar…

Anonymous007 (2021-07-03). Military Situation In Afghanistan On July 3, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On July 2, Taliban captured Wayand, the Shah Wali Kut district center in Kandahar province | On July 2, Taliban reportedly captured the Zurmat district center in Paktia province | On July 2, Taliban reportedly captured the districts center of Tagab and Tashkan in Badakhshan province. | On July 2, clashes between Taliban and Afghan Army were reported in south of Ghourian town in Herat province. | 228 Taliban militants were killed and 116 others were wounded as a resu…

Juan Cole (2021-07-03). United Nations Accuses Israel of 'Grave Violations' against Palestinian Children. juancole.com Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) — This week, the Secretary-General of the United Nations, António Guterres presented a report to the 75th General Assembly on the "Promotion and protection of the rights of children: promotion and protection of the rights of children: Children and Armed Conflict" It had a damning section on the situation in Israel …

Allan Fisher (2021-07-03). Saturday 7/3: Protest US financed oppression in Palestine/Israel. indybay.org Corner of Ocean and Water Streets, Santa Cruz…

Susana Khalil (2021-07-03). European Monotheism is Arab Monotheism — Crusades, Zionism and Saudism are Burdens of the Imperial West. orinocotribune.com

| By Susana Khalil — Jun 30, 2021 | Europe is not the originator of its own monotheism, that is, its Christianity, nor is it an obligation to practise a monotheism stemming from its own ancestral heritage. This does not make Christians more or less European, but neither does it make them Arabs or Semites. However, this does happen fraudulently in the case of Europeans who have adopted that same Arab monotheism, Jewish religious doctrine, and now call themselves Semites and have thus imposed in Historic Palestine a colonial regime through Zionism since 1948. The one who dominates denominates. How…

_____ (2021-07-03). Statue Of Queen Victoria, Queen Elizabeth II Toppled Amid Scandal About Deaths Of Indigenous Children. popularresistance.org Demonstrators toppled statues of Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth II in Winnipeg Thursday as outrage grows in Canada over the discovery of hundreds of unmarked graves of Indigenous children. Reuters reports a group of protesters gathered at the Manitoba legislature and pulled down the statue of Queen Victoria on Canada Day, an annual holiday that celebrates the Canadian Confederation.

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-07-03). ALBA-TCP Seals Commitment to Latin American, Caribbean Integration. libya360.wordpress.com The Heads of State and Government and Heads of Delegations of the member countries of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America — Peoples' Trade Treaty (ALBA-TCP) reiterated their commitment to strengthen the integration and unity of our peoples as the founding ideology of Commanders Hugo Chávez and Fidel Castro. At the 19th…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-07-03). President Daniel Ortega: 'ALBA-TCP is the Core of the Defense of the Latin American and Caribbean Peoples'. libya360.wordpress.com "Unity will bury the Organization of American States (OAS). Only then we'll be able to say: Now we are free and independent!" said Nicaragua's President Daniel Ortega in his virtual statement at the 19th Summit of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America-Peoples' Trade Treaty (ALBA-TCP) From Managua, and on the commemoration of…

Karl Kramer (2021-07-03). Saturday 7/31: Commemoration of 1975 Student Massacre in El Salvador. indybay.org Online virtual event…

Shawgi Tell (2021-07-03). Democrats Long-time Supporters of Charter Schools. dissidentvoice.org There is a rapidly-growing body of scholarly and popular literature exposing, analyzing, and rejecting charter schools. While the analytical rigor and overall quality of this expanding content is steadily improving, it remains riddled with conceptual, ideological, and theoretical shortcomings that undermine the public interest. One of the most stubborn themes in this regard is the …

Anonymous669 (2021-07-03). New Spy Footage Shows Saudi-Led Coalition's Camp Attacked With Houthi Drones. southfront.org Illustrative image, source: the Houthis media wing | On July 2, the Houthis (Ansar Allah) released a video filmed inside the Saudi-led coalition's al-Wadi'a camp on the Yemeni-Saudi border. | The video was filmed by spies of the Houthis prior to the | Th…

Anonymous669 (2021-07-03). ISIS Terrorists Stormed Military Camp In Nigeria's Borno. Casualties Reported (Photos). southfront.org Click to see full-size image. | On July 2, ISIS news agency, Amaq, shared photos from a recent attack that targeted a military camp in the town of Bula Yobe in the northeastern Nigerian state of Borno. | The terrorists stormed the camp on June 27 following heavy clashes with the Nigerian Armed Forces (NAF). According to Amaq, eight soldiers were killed during the attack. A 4×4 vehicle was also destroyed by ISIS fighters. | One of the photos shared by Amaq shows an L-39 Albatros jet trainer of the Nigeri…

Anonymous669 (2021-07-03). Central Syria Insurgency: Army Uncovered ISIS Caves Cells In Eastern Homs (Photos). southfront.org Click to see full-size image. | The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and its allies have been operating nonstop to contain the threat posed by ISIS cells in the central region. | On July 3, pro-government sources shared photos of several caves which were uncovered by the army's 25th Special Forces Division during a recent combing operation in the Amour Mountains in the eastern Homs countryside. ISIS terrorists used the caves as hideouts. | The 25th Special Force Division, common…

Anonymous669 (2021-07-03). Saudi-led Coalition Destroyed Houthi Booby-Trapped Boats Off Yemen's Western Coast. southfront.org Illustrative image. | On May 28, the Saudi-led coalition announced that it had foiled an attempt by the Houthis (Ansar Allah) to launch an attack with booby-trapped boats. | In a statement, the coalition said that it destroyed two remotely-controlled water-borne improvised explosive devices (WBIED) off the shores of the town of al-Salif in the western Yemeni province of al-Hudaydah while Houthi fighters were preparing them for an attack. | "The Houthi militia continues to threaten shipping and intern…

Staff (2021-07-03). Something's afoot! Row breaks out after female Ukrainian army cadets forced to march in HIGH HEELS, Kiev pledges to change shoes. rt.com Ukraine's army command appears to have put its foot in it this week, with a growing scandal breaking after a brigade of women cadets were told to march in step while wearing high-heeled shoes along with their obligatory khakis. | The Eastern European nation is currently gearing up to celebrate the 30th anniversary of its independence from the Soviet Union next month, and the armed forces have already been dipping their toes into preparations. On Thursday, the defense ministry in Kiev published photos of female cadets from a university in the capital drilling for an Independence Day parade. However, along with…

Staff (2021-07-03). Manchin Has Made Millions From Coal Sales Since Joining the Senate. truthout.org This article was produced by Last month, Senate Energy Committee Chair Joe Manchin defended the continued burning of coal in remarks delivered to the annual conference of the Edison Electric Institute (EEI), a top trade associati…

Staff (2021-07-03). Seasonal Allergies Are Getting Worse Due to the Climate Crisis. truthout.org If you've felt like your seasonal allergies are worse this year, you're not alone. Higher temperatures are linked with longer tree and grass pollen seasons. | According to a recent study published in the "Climate change is really a problem for health, an…

Staff (2021-07-03). Oil and Gas Companies Depend on Tax Subsidies and Job Creation Myths to Survive. truthout.org Janine Jackson: The U.S. socioeconomic status quo that enriches so few and neglects so many can only be sustained by — not to put too fine a point on it — myth: You have to tell the same story so repeatedly and forcefully that people will question what's before their eyes. | There are many myths, of course, but an important one is that if we give corporations tax breaks, they'll just turn that gift right around and support the community with, first and foremost, jobs. And if yo…

Anonymous103 (2021-07-03). Mark Dankof: U.S. Liberal Democracy Turning Into Totalitarian Regime Reminiscent Of The Soviet Union. southfront.org A former U.S. Senate candidate Mark Dankof | Interview with Mark Dankof. Originally published at the "I saw a Russia Today story of June 24th quoting Sergei Naryshkin, the head of Russia's Foreign Intelligence Service, as saying that the United States held up as a 'model of liberal democracy is rapidly turning into a totalitarian regime reminiscent of the former Soviet Union," Mark Dankof…

Anonymous103 (2021-07-03). Nusrat Al-Islam Claimed Responsibility For Attacks In Mali, As France Resumes Its Operation With Local Forces. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | The al-Qaeda-linked group Jamaat Nusrat Al-Islam Wal-Muslimin (JNIM) claimed responsibility for a series of terrorist attacks against foreign military personnel in Mali. | On June 21, several French soldiers and civilians were injured when a suicide bomber attacked a military checkpoint of the French Armed Forces near the village of Gossi. The wounded were evacuated by helicopters to a hospital in Gao. The military base located near Gossi is used by the security forces as a foothold for op…

Anonymous007 (2021-07-03). Military Situation In Donetsk People's Republic On July 3, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | 1. UAF in Pesky shelled Mineralnoe with 120-mm artillery, 42 times | 2. UAF in Krasnogorovka shelled Staromikhailovka with grenade launchers | 3. UAF in Vodyanoe shelled Leninskoe with 82-mm and 120-mm artillery | 4. UAF in Starognatovka shelled Belaya Kamenka with 120-mm artillery | 5. UAF in Nevelskoe shelled Staromikhailovka with 120-mm artillery | 6. DPR forces in Donetsk city shelled UAF in Pesky with 82-mm artillery | 7. DPR forces in Donetsk city shelled UA…

Anonymous103 (2021-07-03). Putin's 'City-Killer': Russia Launches World's Largest Nuclear-Armed Submarine. southfront.org Belgorod. Source: Defence View | Originally published by It's being popularly

Alan MacLeod (2021-07-03). US censorship is increasingly official. nationofchange.org While corporate media like to highlight the many press freedom shortcomings of hostile foreign nations, the censorship worries start much closer to home.

Panos Theodoropoulos (2021-07-03). Rituals of submission. zcomm.org Amazon's creation of the neoliberal worker…

Norman Solomon (2021-07-03). The Empire Strikes Back at the Left in Buffalo and Cleveland. indybay.org Corporate Democrats Crank Up Their Firepower…

_____ (2021-07-03). The Heat Wave Shows Climate Change Is A Workers' Rights Issue. popularresistance.org While the 100 million computer workers in this country are more likely to be able to work safely indoors, other urgent and necessary work must continue outdoors, no matter the severity of the weather. The entirety of the working class is (or will be) affected by climate change, but it's farm workers, letter carriers, construction workers, sanitation workers and other outdoor workers who are unable to escape to air conditioning, and are on the front lines of the environmental crisis.

Danny Haiphong (2021-07-03). What is July 4th to US Imperialism? What is it to the Oppressed? globalresearch.ca What does America's national celebration mean to those under the heel of "Manifest Destiny," at home and abroad? " | For the victims of US imperialism, the 4th of July is indeed a 'hollow mockery' and 'mere bombast, fraud, and …

TITFDC (2021-07-03). Murder by Decree: The Crime of Genocide in Canada. "The Indian Residential Schools" globalresearch.ca Canada Day 2021 …

WSWS (2021-07-03). Indian workers discuss need to build rank-and-file committees to fight auto bosses. wsws.org Inspired by the Volvo workers in Virginia, Indian car workers have begun discussing the need to build rank-and-file committees to assert their class interests.

WSWS (2021-07-03). Latest UAW-Volvo agreement contains attacks on pay, health care. wsws.org The UAW's latest bid to shut down the strike comes as working class support for the New River Volvo workers' struggle is growing.

WSWS (2021-07-03). The State of Texas vs. Melissa: "The State of Texas wants to kill me" wsws.org The documentary chronicles the plight of Melissa Lucio, the first Hispanic woman in Texas on death row, where she has languished for 13 years.

WSWS (2021-07-03). New laws legalize police state operations in Germany. wsws.org The German government has used the final parliamentary sessions of the current legislative period to massively expand the powers of the country's police and intelligence agencies.

WSWS (2021-07-03). Las Vegas single mother charged with murder, child abuse, after five-year-old daughter found dead in hot bedroom. wsws.org Kemaya Taylor, 23, appeared to suffer a mental breakdown prior to the death of her child, who was discovered, along with her two-year-old sister, in a sweltering bedroom Monday evening.

WSWS (2021-07-03). The Wellington bus drivers dispute and the case for rank-and-file committees. wsws.org The bus drivers' rejection of a union-backed sellout deal, highlights the corporatist role of the unions, and raises the need for new organisations to expand the fight against austerity, in New Zealand and internationally.

WSWS (2021-07-03). Diplomatic cables show Australian Labor leader Bob Hawke was US informant. wsws.org As a Labor Party and trade union figurehead, Hawke worked intimately with US officials, notably Ambassador Marshall Green, on every key aspect of industrial relations and foreign policy.

teleSUR (2021-07-03). Hurricane Elsa Severely Strikes the Lesser Antilles. telesurenglish.net St. Vicent and the Grenadines' Agriculture Minister Saboto Caesar reported that hurricane Elsa caused extensive agricultural and housing damages on the island's northern part. | RELATED: | "I have received communication from farmers about the extensive loss of livestock and crops, p…

teleSUR (2021-07-03). El Salvador Seizes Opposition Arena Party Headquarters. telesurenglish.net In El Salvador, the Prosecutor's Office (FGR) on Friday raided the opposition Nationalist Republican Alliance (ARENA) party's headquarters based on an investigation showing the alleged diversion of a millionaire donation sent by Taiwan. | RELATED: | Over US$15 million were delivered by Taiwan between 2003 and 2004 to help the victims of two earthquakes that affected El Salvador in 2001. | In 2019, the FGR accused ex-Pr…

Cheryl LaBash (2021-07-03). Cuban-Americans Embark on 1,300-Mile Walk to End US Blockade. orinocotribune.com A 1,300 mile pilgrimage to end the US blockade of Cuba departed from Miami on June 27. Participants are walking to the White House in Washington, D.C. The 13th consecutive monthly caravan initiated by Miami Cuban-Americans sent them on their journey. | You can The caravan movement has spread across North…

Staff (2021-07-03). Cape Verde Government Denies Responsibility, Leaves Alex Saab's Fate in the Hands of Constitutional Court. orinocotribune.com In a new expression of cynicism and disrespect for international law, Cape Verdean Minister of Justice Joana Rosa asserted that, although Venezuelan special diplomatic envoy Alex Saab was arrested by order of the Cape Verdean government, the process of his extradition to the United States "is no longer the competence of the government from the moment it became a judicial matter." Therefore, the Constitutional Court [Supreme Court] of Cape Verde will have to decide on the matter. | According to a report published by the website Inforpress, Minister Rosa stated that "the government has not approved the extradition…

Andrew Emett (2021-07-03). Chicago Alderman and her chief of staff indicted on bribery charges. nationofchange.org Carrie Austin is now one of three sitting members of the City Council under federal indictment, along with Ed Burke and Patrick Daley Thompson.

Newsclick (2021-07-03). US continues to stoke conflict in West Asia; UK tests waters in Black Sea. peoplesdispatch.org Newsclick's Prabir Purkayastha talks about the recent US strikes on Syria and Iraq, and the recent maneuvers by the UK navy in the Black Sea region…

Rick Rozoff (2021-07-03). 5 + 3: Turkic superstate in Caucasus, Central Asia under NATO tutelage. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com 5 + 3: Turkic superstate in Caucasus, Central Asia under NATO tutelage The foreign minister of Kyrgyzstan, Ruslan Kazakbaev, was in the capital of Azerbaijan on July 2, where he proposed a strategic partnership between the two nations, both members of NATO's Partnership for Peace military program and of the soon-to-be-expanding Turkic Council. (Russia also …

Anonymous669 (2021-07-03). Iraqi Security Forces Foiled Rocket Attack On US Camp Victory In Baghdad Airport (Photos). southfront.org Illustrative image. By the Iraqi Federal Police. Source: Fb.com/Federal.Police.Force.Command | Late on July 2, Iraqi security forces foiled a rocket attack on a military position in the western outskirts of the capital Baghdad. | In a statement, the Security Media Cell said that six Grad [122 mm] rockets prepared for launch had been uncovered by a force from the 6th Brigade in the Iraqi Federal Police's 2nd Corps in the district of al-Jihad in the western part of Baghdad city. | One suspect was apprehended on site by the Fed…

Anonymous669 (2021-07-03). Israeli Cargo Ship Came Under Attack In Northern Indian Ocean — Report. southfront.org Illustrative image. | On July 3, an Israeli-owned cargo ship came under attack while sailing in the northern Indian ocean, according to the al-Mayadin TV. | A source with knowledge on the incident told the Beirut-based channel that a "fire broke out at the ship," adding that the vessel was targeted with an "unidentified weapon." | "The Israeli ship was anchored in the [Saudi] port of Jeddah, before moving towards the coast of the Emirates," the source said. | Israeli officials confirmed al-Maya…

_____ (2021-07-03). The Urgent Need For A Plastic-Free World. popularresistance.org Among all the chemicals and debris that fell into our waters, what drew the most attention was the billions of Linear Low-Density Polyethylene (LLDPE) and Low-Density Polyethylene (LDPE) pellets that coated the beaches. Being lightweight and buoyant, the pellets have inundated the western and southern coasts of Sri Lanka. In due course, a regional problem of nurdles is bound to happen as ocean currents and winds speeds will continue the disperse.

WSWS (2021-07-03). Defying anti-strike laws, 30,000 Sri Lankan nurses hold two-day sicknote protest. wsws.org The protests are the latest in a series of working-class struggles, since the Rajapakse government sought to criminalise all industrial action by public sector workers a month ago.

Bob Henson (2021-07-03). Western Canada burns, deaths mount after world's most extreme heat wave in modern history. greenleft.org.au Never have so many heat records fallen by such a large margin than in the past week's historic heat wave in western North America, report Bob Henson and Jeff Masters.

Raúl Zibechi (2021-07-03). La gira como desafío al imaginario rebelde. globalizacion.ca El pensamiento crítico y las prácticas rebeldes y revolucionarias fueron contaminadas por la lógica militar, hasta moldearlas en el espíritu de la guerra, lo que se aceleró con las revoluciones del siglo XX. Los conceptos de táctica y estrategia, de…

Emir Sader (2021-07-03). Lula reconstruye la hegemonía de la izquierda en Brasil. globalizacion.ca El momento más importante de la historia política brasileña hasta ahora fue el gobierno de Lula, en el que la izquierda tuvo la posibilidad, por primera vez, de gobernar Brasil y comenzar a poner en práctica el proyecto que tiene…

The Lancet (2021-07-03). [Editorial] Germany's election: transformation versus more of the same. thelancet.com Angela Merkel's 16-year reign as German chancellor will come to an end this year. This fact is the only certain outcome, among various possible party coalition options, when Germans vote in federal elections on Sept 26. 2021 is a particularly poignant and important year for an election in Germany, with a mixed picture of success in the COVID-19 pandemic, an unfinished history of migration, strong population feelings on climate change and sustainability, and continuing discussion on the role of the EU.

Gregor Kiesewetter, Markus Amann, James Milner, Zhao Liu, Marina Romanello (2021-07-03). [Correspondence] Countdown on health and climate change: too important for methodological errors — Authors' reply. thelancet.com We thank Peter Morfeld and Thomas Erren for their interest in the 2020 report of the Lancet Countdown.1 They argue that the use of attributable fractions is inadequate to estimate premature mortality from ambient air pollution or exposure to heat, and base their argument on the work by Hammitt and colleagues,2 which states that mortality does not allow one to "distinguish between situations in which a few people die much earlier than they would have if unexposed and situations in which many people die a little earlier than they would have if unexposed".

Susan Jaffe (2021-07-03). [World Report] US FDA defends approval of Alzheimer's disease drug. thelancet.com Accelerated approval for aducanumab has prompted resignations and condemnation of the agency's decision. Susan Jaffe reports from Washington, DC.

Hana A Mansour, Eugenie Bitar, Youssef Fares, Assad A Makdessi, Antoine Maalouf, Mahmoud El Ghoul, Mohamad A Mansour, Antoine Chami, Michel Khalil, Alex Jalkh, Daniel Cherfan, Jawad Fares, Fadlo R Khuri, Ahmad M Mansour, Beirut Port Ammonium Nitrate Explosion Consortium (2021-07-03). [Correspondence] The Beirut Port explosion: injury trends from a mass survey of emergency admissions. thelancet.com On Aug 4, 2020, 1807 h, one of the most powerful non-nuclear explosions in history rocked Beirut, the capital city of Lebanon, with a population of 2 million. The Beirut Port ammonium nitrate explosion (BPANE) happened when a fire set off 2700 tons of ammonium nitrate, which had been stored inside the port for 6 years. Soon after the explosion, we surveyed all patient admissions to emergency departments to analyse the pattern of injuries caused by the explosion.

Amitabh C Pandey, Jessica R Golbus, Eric J Topol (2021-07-03). [Perspectives] Cardiac rehabilitation in the digital era. thelancet.com Cardiac rehabilitation (CR) after a heart attack or open-heart surgery acclimatises patients to increased physical activity. CR is not universally available and where it is available the requirement for multiple visits to a clinic can limit participation. Only about 20—30% of people who meet the criteria take part in CR for structured physical activity, education, and behavioural counselling on modifiable risk factors. There is a potential path to mobilise mobile technology to make CR more widely accessible and tailored to individual needs.

Geoff Watts (2021-07-03). [Perspectives] Janet Treasure: advancing a broad perspective on eating disorders. thelancet.com In her role as Professor of Adult Psychiatry at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience (IoPPN) at King's College London, UK, Janet Treasure has been able to achieve a remarkable integration of biological, social, and psychosocial factors in her work for its Eating Disorders Research Group. "What's impressive about Janet is that she's done genetic studies, brain imaging studies, and work on the theory of therapeutic models", says Kate Tchanturia, Professor of Psychology in Eating Disorders at IoPPN and a member of the Eating Disorders Research Group.

Andrew Green (2021-07-03). [Obituary] Dinesh Mohan. thelancet.com Bioengineer who specialised in road safety and injury prevention and human rights activist. Born on April 4, 1945, in what is now Lahore, Pakistan, he died of COVID-19 in Delhi, India, on May 21, 2021, aged 76 years.

Sharmila Devi (2021-07-03). [World Report] North Korean health at risk due to border closures. thelancet.com Most links to North Korea have been cut for 18 months, severely limiting imports of food and vital medicines. Sharmila Devi reports.

Rachel Clarke (2021-07-03). [Perspectives] Sparks through the stubble: dying in a pandemic. thelancet.com In December, 1993, 4 months before his death from AIDS-related complications, the author and director Derek Jarman released his final feature film, Blue. At the time, Jarman had been rendered partially blind by cytomegalovirus retinitis and was able to see only in shades of blue. For the film's entire 79 min, he projects nothing but the colour itself upon the screen. Against an uninterrupted wash of blue—the shade so evocative of sea, sky, melancholy, and loss—a soundtrack of music, poetry, and prose unfolds, exploring life and death in a time of AIDS.

Karolina Linden (2021-07-03). [Comment] Expanding the concept of safety in antenatal care provision. thelancet.com Antenatal care is one of the most commonly accessed routine medical services in the world. Although considerable progress has been made to improve outcomes for pregnant women (eg, according to UNICEF the global maternal mortality rate declined by 38% between 2000 and 2017), complications of pregnancy and childbirth remain the leading cause of morbidity and mortality in women of reproductive age globally.1 In line with the UN Sustainable Development Goals, provision of high quality antenatal care is therefore essential for ensuring the safety of pregnant women and their offspring.

Peter Morfeld, Thomas C Erren (2021-07-03). [Correspondence] Countdown on health and climate change: too important for methodological errors. thelancet.com Nick Watts and colleagues1 did wide-reaching analyses to track the emerging health effect of climate change. Among other indicators they estimated "Indicator 1.1.3: heat-related mortality" and "Indicator 3.3: premature mortality from ambient air pollution" and concluded: "average heat-related mortality per year…a total of 296‚Äà000 deaths in 2018" and "premature deaths…from ambient PM2 ∑5 have increased…from 2 ∑95 million deaths in 2015 to 3 ∑01 million deaths in 2018". The Article1 estimated numbers of deaths by attributable fractions, which disallows identification of the num…

Katherine M Flegal (2021-07-03). [Comment] BMI and obesity trends in Chinese national survey data. thelancet.com Data assembled by the Global Burden of Disease project1 and the NCD Risk Factor Collaboration2 have shown increasing trends in body-mass index (BMI) and obesity worldwide. However, at the country level, these data cannot substitute for the detailed information available from national surveys. In The Lancet, Limin Wang and colleagues3 use data from six representative surveys in China that included 645‚Äà223 adults aged 18—69 years, done between 2004 and 2018 (in 2004 44 ∑3% men, 55 ∑7% women; in 2018 43 ∑7% men, 56 ∑3% women).

Center for Biological Diversity (2021-07-03). Members of Congress Urge Secretary Haaland to Use Emergency Authority to Save Western Monarchs. indybay.org WASHINGTON, June 29, 2021 — Fourteen members of Congress, led by Reps. Jimmy Panetta (D-Calif.) and Salud Carbajal (D-Calif.), urged Interior Secretary Deb Haaland today to take immediate action to protect the western population of monarch butterflies from extinction using her emergency authority under the Endangered Species Act.

Khubaka, Michael Harris (2021-07-03). 172th Anniversary of towns Negro Bar, Negro Hill and Mormon Island. indybay.org Today's Negro Bar State Historic Park expansion reflects the ongoing challenge since Colton Hall, Monterey and the initial offerings by the California State Legislature including Governor Peter Burnett inaugural address to the 1849 California Legislature in San Jose, CA.

Khubaka, Michael Harris (2021-07-03). Friday 7/2: 2021 California Independence Day to Freedom. indybay.org California State Capitol — Camellia Grove – East Area of Capitol Grounds…

Robert Norse (2021-07-03). Judge Dumps Benchlands Survival Camp, Ignores Shelter Emergency. indybay.org The federal court ignored the City Manager Bernal's failure to fulfill the terms of the modified Preliminary Injunction to meet regularly with the Homeless Union to improve Benchlands conditions. Magistrate Susan Van Keulen lifted the Court's protection of the encampment Tuesday afternoon, discarding more than several hundred people into the City's predatory "care".

Labor Video Project (2021-07-03). 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.

Strike Debt Bay Area (2021-07-03). Saturday 7/24: Strike Debt Bay Area Book Group: Degrowth. indybay.org OMNI Commons, 4799 Shattuck Ave., Oakland, CA if open. Otherwise online. See below.

Olivia Engling (2021-07-03). 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.

Khubaka, Michael Harris (2021-07-03). California Buffalo Soldier's Trail – National Buffalo Soldier's Study. indybay.org In California, Buffalo Soldiers protected our National Parks such as Yosemite and Sequoia serving as Park Rangers in the Sierra Nevada during the summer and were housed in the Presidio in San Francisco and Presidio in Monterey.

Mike Elk (2021-07-03). Whistleblower Retaliation Lawsuit Filed Against NewsGuild over Sexual Misconduct Cover-Up. indybay.org Independent reporter Mike Elk has sued the CWA NewsGuild for retaliation for exposing the president of the Pittsburgh, PA local who was a sexual predator and engaged in misconduct.

Direct Action Everywhere (2021-07-03). Saturday 9/25: Animal Liberation March – San Francisco. indybay.org San Francisco, CA…

Labor Video Project (2021-07-03). On 100th Anniversary Of CCP, Namibian Rossing Miners Call On Xi-Jinping To Rehire Miners. indybay.org On the anniversary of the founding of the Chinese Communist Party, the nine fired union leaders of the Mineworkers Union Of Namibia Rossing Branch mine called on CCP Chair Xi-Jinping to order their rehiring at Chinese state owned Chinese National Nuclear Corporation owned mine at Rossing…

Leo Ensel, Roberto J DeLapuente (2021-07-03). 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."

Scott Ritter (2021-07-03). Conflict with Russia in the Black Sea? zcomm.org The NATO-Ukraine Sea Breeze exercise could ultimately help create the circumstances for real conflict with Russia in the Black Sea…

Angel Rojas (2021-07-03). Fresno demands rent cancellation. zcomm.org Community members and activists gathered at Fresno City Hall for a Cancel the Rents rally on June 26…

Luis Bruschtein (2021-07-03). Argentina — La campaña sucia de Macri. globalizacion.ca Al poner bajo sospecha las próximas elecciones bonaerenses, Mauricio Macri parece cubrirse de un resultado muy desfavorable. La pregunta que le formularon en un canal del Grupo Clarín fue armada para obtener esa denuncia. Si quiere mantener la relación de…

Marcos Roitman Rosenmann (2021-07-03). Qué difícil ser de izquierdas y actuar por principios éticos. globalizacion.ca Los interrogantes para juzgar la conducta de gobiernos y dirigentes que se proclaman de izquierdas y progresistas son variopintos. Inquirir si debemos aplicar categorías ético-morales se ha convertido en un campo de batalla. Hay quienes rechazan dicha opción bajo el…

WSWS (2021-07-03). Defend lives and protect the National Health Service: Build rank-and-file committees of health workers! wsws.org Health workers are led by trade unions that will do nothing to defend them from the Tory assault and are told to rely on a Labour Party that works in a de-facto government of national unity with Boris Johnson.

Danny Schechter (2021-07-03). July 4: "Patriotic Rituals R Us". American Independence and Frederick Douglass' Echoes Through The Ages. globalresearch.ca This incisive article was written by the late Danny Schechter, renowned author, television producer, filmmaker and contributor to Global Research, first published on July 4th, 2014. Danny's thoughts and analysis will be remembered. | * * * | The wheel of …

Rick Rozoff (2021-07-03). Turkey exports Striker armored vehicles for the first time: to Kosovo. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Turkey exports Striker armored vehicle for the first time: to Kosovo According to local new sources Turkey has exported its armored combat vehicle Vuran (Striker) for the first time: to Kosovo. Turkey's Anadolu Agency said the pseudo-government of Kosovo will be the first foreign recipient of the 4×4 multi-purpose armored vehicle. Wikipedia, though, says that …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-03). Consumer Health: The importance of sunscreen, sunglasses and protective clothing for adults and children. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org July is UV Safety Month, which makes this a good time to learn more about protecting yourself and your family from the harmful effects of ultraviolet, or UV, radiation from sunlight. Exposure to UV radiation from the sun damages your skin, and increases your risk of developing skin cancer, wrinkles and age spots. Children are especially vulnerable because they tend to spend more time outdoors and can burn easily. Here are four ways you can…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-03). Mayo Clinic lighting buildings to recognize Pride Month. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Facilities in Rochester, Arizona and Florida will be lighted in rainbow hues June 28 in recognition of Pride Month, which is celebrated each June. _________________________________ Mayo Clinic will light the Plummer Building in Rochester, Mayo Clinic Hospital in Arizona, and the sign at the main entrance to Mayo Clinic in Florida in rainbow hues on June 28. The display is in recognition of Pride Month celebrated around the U.S. in June to support and raise…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-03). Mayo Clinic Minute: Should you open your eyes underwater? newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org For many people, the hot summer days are often spent swimming at the pool. But even though the water is usually clear with chlorine, it doesn't mean you should be looking underwater. As reporter Jason Howland explains in this Mayo Clinic Minute, it could cause temporary damage to your eyes. Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute youtu.be/JDEtRmoq3dg Journalists: Broadcast-quality video (0: 59) is in the downloads at the end of this post. Please courtesy: "Mayo Clinic News…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-03). Overuse of levothyroxine in the United States. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org One of the most common prescription drugs in America — levothyroxine — is used by people with underactive thyroid glands, also known as hypothyroidism. However, a new study by Mayo Clinic researchers says the majority of people were initiated on levothyroxine for mild subclinical hypothyroidism or for no apparent thyroid dysfunction. These results, published in JAMA Internal Medicine, suggest significant overuse of levothyroxine. Mayo researchers and colleagues examined retrospective, deidentified case data using the OptumLabs Data…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-03). With photon-counting-detector CT, Mayo Clinic at forefront of CT imaging technology. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. — Performing the first cardiac scan on their new photon-counting-detector CT scanner was a once-in-a-career moment for Joel (J.G.) Fletcher, M.D., and Cynthia McCollough, Ph.D. The medical and scientific directors, respectively, of the CT Clinical Innovation Center describe the arrival of this latest research CT system as a major milestone in CT imaging, one where Mayo Clinic is again at the forefront. The inherent spectral capabilities of the research scanner allow clear visualization…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-03). Mayo Clinic Q and A: Male menopause — myth or reality? newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My wife is 52 and just beginning menopause. We were talking about the changes she's been experiencing, and I was wondering if there is such a thing as male menopause. I am 58. ANSWER: Hormone changes are a natural part of aging. Unlike the more dramatic reproductive hormone plunge that occurs in women during menopause, however, sex hormone changes in men occur gradually. The term "male menopause" has been used to describe decreasing testosterone…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-03). Mayo Clinic first to use next generation 4D ICE imaging to help patients with structural heart disease. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Mayo Clinic recently became the first to use a next-generation 4D intracardiac echo (ICE) device in patients to guide heart procedures such as left atrial appendage closure, mitral valve repair and treatment of tricuspid valve regurgitation. The technology can also help physicians perform procedures without putting patients under general anesthesia. An echocardiogram is a noninvasive test that uses sound waves to produce detailed images of the heart's size, structure and function, as well as detailed images of…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-03). Mayo Clinic Minute: Fireworks and grilling safety reminders. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Fireworks, grilling and campfires are part of the summer experience. This holiday weekend, make sure you keep safety top of mind. Dr. Michael Boniface, a Mayo Clinic emergency medicine physician, explains that burn injuries from these activities go up in the summer, and these injuries often can be prevented. Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute youtu.be/iv3wlwXYAyw Journalists: Broadcast-quality video pkg (1: 00) is in the downloads at the end of…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-03). Newly discovered genetic variants in a single gene cause neurodevelopmental disorder. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. — Mayo Clinic researchers have discovered that genetic variants in a neuro-associated gene called SPTBN1 are responsible for causing a neurodevelopmental disorder. The study, published in Nature Genetics, is a first step in finding a potential therapeutic strategy for this disorder, and it increases the number of genes known to be associated with conditions that affect how the brain functions. "The gene can now be included in genetic testing for people suspected of…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-03). Science Saturday: New technique to study 'microcancers' and screen cancer-fighting drugs. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org A team from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign's Grainger College of Engineering and Mayo Clinic have developed a new technique for creating "microcancer" cell cultures. It allows researchers to form hundreds of microcancers in a high-throughput format using a small, microfabricated chip, enabling direct measurement of cell health or response to drugs. It also allows …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-03). Are sunglasses necessary? newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Children spend a lot of time outside enjoying going to the pool, taking part in sports or just outdoor playtime. Likely, they are outside with sunscreen to protect their skin. But a question that sparks a lot of interest from parent centers around eye protection and sunglasses. Mayo Clinic Health System providers say children receive …

_____ (2021-07-03). Exxon Lobbyists Caught Saying Quiet Part Out Loud On Climate Obstruction. commondreams.org Fixing America's broken political system and building a healthier democracy can contribute to a more just and sustainable world.

_____ (2021-07-03). The Climate Crisis Demands Democracy Reform. commondreams.org

_____ (2021-07-03). FBI Begins Arresting People Accused of Assaulting Journalists at Capitol on January 6. commondreams.org "I have watched with dismay and increasing horror as [Stephen]…has become the architect of immigration policies that repudiate the very foundation of our family's life in this country," Stephen Miller's uncle said.

_____ (2021-07-03). Assange Supporters Demand Release Amid Key DOJ Witness's Admission Testimony Was Fabricated. commondreams.org

Rick Rozoff (2021-07-03). Video: Turkey, Azeri annex prepare to liberate more occupied territories. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com The military pilots of the Azerbaijan Air Force, participating in the "Anatolian Eagle — 2021" International Flight-Tactical Exercises held in Konya, Turkey, have successfully accomplished the tasks of the last stage, the Defense Ministry told News.Az.

_____ (2021-07-02). As Protesters Face Felonies, Minneapolis City Council Joins Opposition to Line 3. commondreams.org So far, he has chosen not to.

_____ (2021-07-02). As Protesters Face Felonies, Minneapolis City Council Joins Opposition to Line 3. commondreams.org

Staff (2021-07-02). Dan Kovalik, Lawyer & Human Rights Specialist: Alex Saab Case Exposes Lawlessness of the United States. orinocotribune.com Dan Kovalik, lawyer, human rights activist and pacifist, asserted that "the story of Alex Saab is very important because it really exposes the lawlessness of the United States. The US put pressure on Cabo Verde to arrest, detain and extradite Alex Saab for the crime of helping Venezuela overcome sanctions that are in themselves illegal." | Kovalik, who is also a writer, again denounced the persecution of the Venezuelan diplomat for his only "crime"—doing humanitarian work for Venezuela. "And that is why the world has to know about this, they have to be aware, and they have to move to change US policy," he s…

Media Lens (2021-07-02). A Remarkable Silence: Media Blackout After Key Witness Against Assange Admits Lying. dissidentvoice.org As we have pointed out since Media Lens began in 2001, a fundamental feature of corporate media is propaganda by omission. Over the past week, a stunning example has highlighted this core property once again. A major witness in the US case against Julian Assange has just admitted fabricat ≠ing key accusati ≠ons in the indictment against …

_____ (2021-07-02). Media Blackout After Key Witness Against Assange Admits Lying. popularresistance.org As we have pointed out since Media Lens began in 2001, a fundamental feature of corporate media is propaganda by omission. Over the past week, a stunning example has highlighted this core property once again. | A major witness in the US case against Julian Assange has just admitted fabricat ≠ing key accusati ≠ons in the indictment against the Wikileaks founder. These dramatic revelations emerged in an extensive article published on 26 June in Stundin, an Icelandic newspaper. The paper interviewed the witness, Sigurdur Ingi Thordarson, a former WikiLeaks volunteer, who admitted that he had made false allegat…

_____ (2021-07-02). Scheer Intelligence: The Public And Personal Urgency Of Assange's Case. popularresistance.org The saga of Julian Assange's persecution has been defined by leading human rights organizations as one of the most significant threats to press freedom in our time. The WikiLeaks founder published, among other devastating leaks, the "Collateral Damage" video obtained by Chelsea Manning that revealed war crimes being committed in Iraq by U.S. soldiers. As U.S. authorities attempted to extradite Assange for alleged violations of the Espionage Act of 1917, he took refuge for several years in the Ecuadorian Embassy in the U.K. until he was imprisoned in a high-security London facility in 2019. The WikiLeaks founder h…

_____ (2021-07-02). Media Blackout After Key Witness Against Assange Admits Lying. popularresistance.org "not one major western media outlet outside of Iceland has reported on this massive and entirely legitimate news story. A search brings up coverage by Icelandic media, by Russian media, and by smaller western outlets like Democracy Now, World Socialist Website, Consortium News, Zero Hedge and some others, but as of this writing this story has been completely ignored by all major outlets who are ostensibly responsible for informing the public in the western world."

_____ (2021-07-02). Water Protectors Occupy Work Sites And Lock Down To Line 3 Pipeline Construction. popularresistance.org Water protectors opposed to the contentious Line 3 pipeline project have regularly staged non-violent direct actions that stop construction, with several hundred arrested in in action campaigns over the last year. In June, 179 people were arrested when thousands of water protectors shut down an Enbridge pumping station for two days as part of a multi-pronged Treaty People Gathering in Northern Minnesota.

_____ (2021-07-02). Water Protectors Occupy Work Sites And Lock Down To Line 3 Pipeline. popularresistance.org Final approvals in November 2020 gave Enbridge, a Canadian energy corporation, the go-ahead to complete construction of what the company is calling the Line 3 Replacement Pipeline. The planned pipeline route stretches across 337 miles of traditional Anishinaabe Territory in Northern Minnesota, beginning at tar sands mines in Alberta, Canada and ending at refineries in Superior, Wisconsin. | Water protectors opposed to the contentious Line 3 pipeline project have regularly staged non-violent direct actions that stop construction, with several hundred arrested in in action campaigns over the last year. In June, 179…

Unicorn Riot (2021-07-02). Water Protectors Occupy Work Sites and Lock Down to Line 3 Pipeline Construction. unicornriot.ninja &nbsp…

Unicorn Riot (2021-07-02). Water Protectors Occupy Work Sites and Lock Down to Line 3 Pipeline Construction. unicornriot.ninja

Staff (2021-07-02). "Defending the Sacred": Indigenous Water Protectors Continue Resistance to Line 3 Pipeline in Minnesota. democracynow.org Resistance to construction of the Enbridge Line 3 tar sands pipeline continues in northern Minnesota, where more than a dozen water protectors this week locked themselves to construction vehicles at two worksites, and to the pipeline itself. Just last month, 179 people were arrested when thousands shut down an Enbridge pumping station for two days as part of the Treaty People Gathering. If completed, Line 3 would carry more than 750,000 barrels of Canadian tar sands oil a day across Indigenous land and fragile ecosystems. The pipeline has the backing of the Biden administration, and this week Indigenous leaders a…

Giniw Collective (2021-07-02). Native Matriarch Locks Down at Enbridge Line 3 in Minnesota. indybay.org Native Matriarch is locked down to equipment at Enbridge Line 3 in Minnesota.

Staff (2021-07-02). Lethal Force Against Pipeline Protests? Documents Reveal South Dakota's Plans. truthout.org Environmental activists conduct a sit-in in front of the construction equipment as police in riot gear line up at the Line 3 pipeline pumping station near the Itasca State Park, Minnesota, on June 7, 2021.Kerem Yucel / AFP via Getty Images | Republican South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem has announced she is deploying 50 members of the South Dakota National Guard to the U.S.-Mexico border at the request of Texas Governor Greg Abbott. In an extraordinary twist, the deployment is being paid for by bi…

Cynthia Papermaster (2021-07-02). Saturday 7/3: "Free Julian Assange" Birthday Street Party. indybay.org Women's Building, 3543 18th Street, San Francisco…

Anonymous103 (2021-07-02). Key Witness For US Extradition Case Against Julian Assange Admits He Lied About The Wiki Leaks Publisher. southfront.org Written by Dr. Leon Tressell. Award winning journalist Julian Assange will spend his 50th birthday in a UK supermax prison for…

Editor2 (2021-07-02). Julian Assange is a 'Journalist of Distinction' & has to be Set Free, Jeremy Corbyn Tells RT Outside UK's Belmarsh Prison. orinocotribune.com Julian Assange's case should've ended as soon as a UK judge denied his extradition to the US, Jeremy Corbyn, former Labour leader, told RT as he joined other MPs to demand a meeting with the WikiLeaks founder in a London prison. | A group of British members of parliament have come to the walls of Belmarsh maximum-security prison in south-east London on Tuesday to protest the lack of transparency in Assange's case. | The MPs said their requests to meet with the founder of the WikiLeaks whistleblower website, who is wanted by Washington on espionage charges over the publication of classified documents on Iraq, Afgh…

Craig Murray (2021-07-02). FBI Fabrication Against Assange Falls Apart. orinocotribune.com By Craig Murray — Jun 29, 2021 | Thordarson was always the most unreliable of witnesses, and it seems impossible to believe FBI cooperation with him was ever any more than deliberate fabrication of evidence by the FBI, says Craig Murray. | On the final day of the Assange extradition hearing, magistrate Vanessa Baraitser refused to accept an affidavit from Assange's solicitor Gareth Peirce, on the grounds it was out of time. The affidavit explained that the defense had been unable to respond to the new accusations in the United States government's second superseding indictment, because these wholly new matter…

Moderator (2021-07-02). Julian Assange's Father and Brother on the Public and Personal Urgency of His Case. scheerpost.com Click to subscribe on: Apple / Spotify / Google Play The saga of Julian Assange's persecution has been defined by leading human rights organizations as one of the most significant threats to press freedom in our time. The WikiLeaks founder published, among other devastating leaks, the " Collateral Damage" video obtained by Chelsea Manning that revealed war crimes being committed in Iraq by U.S. |

Ariela Ruiz Caro (2021-07-02). The Triumph of Pedro Castillo Amid the Campaign to Undermine His Presidency. counterpunch.org The victory of Pedro Castillo, a rural teacher, in Peru's presidential elections will be recorded in the annals of history as one of the most significant events in the last 200 years of Peruvian history. With his pencil and megaphone in hand, Castillo embodies the impoverished and vulnerable inland populations of the country. During his

_____ (2021-07-02). Prosecution Of Alex Saab Unjust, Illegal & Indefensible. popularresistance.org José António Dos Reis, former minister in Cape Verde, founder of the country's Movement for Democracy (MPD) ruling political party, and close to the current government, harshly criticized Prime Minister Ulisses Correia e Silva (of the same political party) and the judicial authorities of Cape Verde for the illegal detention and abduction of the Venezuelan diplomat Alex Saab.

_____ (2021-07-02). Prosecution Of Alex Saab Unjust, Illegal And Indefensible. popularresistance.org José António Dos Reis, former minister in Cape Verde, founder of the country's Movement for Democracy (MPD) ruling political party, and close to the current government, harshly criticized Prime Minister Ulisses Correia e Silva (of the same political party) and the judicial authorities of Cape Verde for the illegal detention and abduction of the Venezuelan diplomat Alex Saab. | In his article entitled "The Case of Alex Saab: Cape Verde Between Ambiguity and Schizophrenia" published by the online media outlet Santiago Magazine, the politician described the judicial process as "unjust, illegal, and indefensible," hi…

Staff (2021-07-02). Prosecution of Alex Saab Unjust, Illegal & Indefensible: Cape Verdean Politician. orinocotribune.com José António Dos Reis, former minister in Cape Verde, founder of the country's Movement for Democracy (MPD) ruling political party, and close to the current government, harshly criticized Prime Minister Ulisses Correia e Silva (of the same political party) and the judicial authorities of Cape Verde for the illegal detention and abduction of the Venezuelan diplomat Alex Saab. | In his

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