2021-07-10: News Headlines

Catherine Henchek (2021-07-10). Activists keep fighting for justice after killer cop relieved of police powers in Chicago. liberationnews.org Despite Chicago's Civilian Office of Police Accountability recommending that Solano be relieved of his police powers pending investigation, the Chicago Police Department did not take action until June 28.

José Carlos Llerena Robles (2021-07-10). Dirty tricks campaign in Peru to deny the left's Presidential victory. greenleft.org.au The campaign to overturn Peru's presidential election results is one of "unconventional warfare", report José Carlos Llerena Robles and Vijay Prashad.

José Manuel Blanco Diaz (2021-07-10). Colombian Defense Minister Responds to 'Mercenaries' Assassination of Haiti's MoàØse — Visit by CIA's Burns to Bogotá. orinocotribune.com Faced with the avalanche of posts, statements, and evidence about the participation of more than 20 Colombians in the assassination of the president of Haiti Jovenel MoàØse, Colombian Defense Minister Diego Molano admitted that in fact those involved are his countrymen, but he tried to distance himself from the atrocious political assassination, even though many see Colombia as the main agent of destabilization in the region and the tool of US imperialism. | In a statement released on local media and social media networks, Molano said that Interpol formally requested data from the Colombian government rega…

sputniknews (2021-07-10). Haiti President Assassinated; US Military Nears Endgame in Afghanistan. sputniknews.com Two US citizens were part of over a dozen people arrested in connection with the assassination of President Jovenel Mo√ Øse, and President Biden announced an August 31 end to the US mission in Afghanistan.

Rick Rozoff (2021-07-10). Global Times editorial on U.S. departure from Afghanistan. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Global TimesJuly 9, 2021 Hasty, panic withdrawal from key Afghan base shows US irresponsibility Excerpts From Afghanistan to Syria and Iraq, the US has left countless messes to the world and committed a series of "crimes against humanity" in the name of the "war on terrorism." The security, economic and political situation of the entire …

Cynthia Papermaster (2021-07-10). Sunday 7/11: Tell Pelosi: Stop Prosecutions of Assange & Hale; Stop Asian Hate. indybay.org Pelosi's residence, Broadway @ Normandie Terrace, Pacific Heights, San Francisco…

_____ (2021-07-10). Colombian Group Arrested Linked To The Assassination Of Moise. popularresistance.org At least 28 people assassinated President Jovenel Moise, Haitian police said Thursday, adding that 26 were Colombian and two were Americans of Haitian origin. | Eight of them, all Colombians, were still at large, national police director-general Leon Charles said at a news conference, adding that 17 including the two Americans had been arrested. | The director of Noticias Caracol, Juan Roberto Vargas, informed on BLU Radio that several Colombians were among those captured for the assassination of Haitian President Jovenel Moise. The Haitian Ministry of Elections presented those arrested as allegedly responsible f…

Staff (2021-07-10). MoàØse was Tortured before Being Killed: His Arm and Foot were Fractured. orinocotribune.com An explosive new report reveals that the assassinated president of Haiti, Jovenel MoàØse, was tortured before being killed, as it has been found that one of his arms and a foot were fractured. | On Friday, July 9, Mathias Pierre, electoral affairs minister of Haiti, stated on the Colombian radio network

Lucía Eugenia Córdova (2021-07-10). Haitian Police Captures Two More Colombians along with Two Americans Implicated in MoàØse Assassination. orinocotribune.com On Friday, July 9, Haitian National Police reported that they had been able to apprehend two more Colombian citizens involved in the July 7 assassination of President Jovenel MoàØse. The homicide took place at MoàØse's private residence in the Haitian capital, Port-au-Prince. | Adding these two suspects to the previously captured 15, who were arrested in the preceding hours on Friday, as well as the two arrested Americans of Haitian descent, named James Solages and Joseph Vincent, the total number of arrests rose to 19. Three Colombians fell during clashes with the Haitian Army and the Police. Out o…

_____ (2021-07-10). Haitian Movements Caution Against Foreign Intervention. popularresistance.org In the early hours of July 7, unidentified armed men attacked the house of Haiti's de-facto president Jovenel MoàØse and shot him dead. In the attack, his wife was also severely injured and according to reports she has been hospitalized in Miami, Florida. Haiti's interim prime minister, now acting president, Claude Joseph, confirmed the news in the early morning and declared a 14-day state of siege. Joseph assured that the "security situation of the country is under control" and called on the citizens to remain calm. | In the evening, the secretary of State Communication, Frantz Exantus, reported that two…

_____ (2021-07-10). What's Behind The Assassination Of Haitian President MoàØses? popularresistance.org The assassination of Haitian President Jovenel MoàØse sent shockwaves through the tiny Caribbean island nation and beyond. While little is known about what happened overnight Wednesday, it appears that a group of foreign mercenaries with inside knowledge of MoàØse's home were responsible for carrying out the operation that killed him.

scorinoco (2021-07-10). Eleven Suspects in MoàØse's Murder Arrested at Taiwanese Embassy in Haiti. orinocotribune.com So far, Haitian authorities have arrested 28 people for allegedly being implicated in MoàØse's murder. Among them are 26 Colombians and two Haitian-Americans, confirmed the Haitian government. | On Friday, July 9, the Taiwanese Embassy in Haiti confirmed that 11 suspects in the assassination of Haitian President Jovenel MoàØse were detained at its facilities in Port-au-Prince. | The suspects had entered the embassy earlier in the day while fleeing Haitian police, according to police reports. | Taiwanese diplomats immediately authorized the operation to demonstrate their nation's commitment to the Ha…

Yves Engler (2021-07-10). The Assassination of Jovenel MoàØse. zcomm.org Jovenel MoàØse was a violent and corrupt tyrant. While his passing may not elicit much sympathy, the Haitian president's assassination should not be celebrated…

Editor2 (2021-07-10). Bringing the Voices of the Nicaraguan People to Congress. orinocotribune.com By Casa Baltimore-Limay and Friends of Latin America — Jul 8, 2021 | "These people do not have access to the US Congress or media — but their lives are heavily impacted by both. That is why we are bringing their voices to you… We are asking you to do no harm." | On June 30th two Maryland-based solidarity organizations began meeting virtually with members of the U.S. Congress to speak against adoption of the RENACER Act that would impose devastating sanctions on Nicaragua. Casa Baltimore/Limay is a sister community project that has maintained strong ties since 1985; Friends of Latin America has been w…

Oliver Boyd-Barrett (2021-07-10). Cruella Moments in Peru. dissidentvoice.org Catherine and the Baroness The only character who actually dies in Disney's Cruella is the sweet, good servant, Catherine, who consents to raise Cruella — condemned to death by her birth mother, the grotesquely unfeeling Baroness De Vil — as her own daughter. Cruella and the Baroness shall dance a burlesque that plays out to …

Editor (2021-07-10). Voter suppression — class war against workers. workers.org A July 1 ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court issued a death blow to the 1965 Voting Rights Act, which protected historically disenfranchised voters of color. Election night, Lowndes County, Ala., Nov. 8, 1966. In a 6-3 ruling in Brnovich v. Democratic National Committee, the right-wing majority court nullified Section . . . |

Leon Kunstenaar (2021-07-10). Rallies in Bay Area for Voting Rights. indybay.org Bay Area residents mobilizing to demand Congress fight voter suppression and pass the For the People Act…

Henry A. Giroux (2021-07-10). Fighting Back in an Age of Manufactured Ignorance. zcomm.org The language of critique, compassion and hope must be collective, embracing our connections as human beings and respecting our deeply interrelated relationship to the planet…

WSWS (2021-07-10). Far-right National Rally backs Le Pen as 2022 French presidential candidate. wsws.org After a setback in regional elections marked by massive abstention, the National Rally endorsed Marine Le Pen last weekend at its congress held in Perpignan.

Editor2 (2021-07-10). Nicaragua — Varieties of Neocolonial Solidarity. orinocotribune.com By Stephen Sefton — July 6th 2021 | Just as in 2018, Nicaragua is once again the subject of the kind of mass international bad faith news coverage and perception management more usually associated recently with US and allied government offensives against Bolivia, Cuba, Iran, Syria and Venezuela. In Nicaragua's case the current offensive is aimed at influencing the country's elections scheduled for next November 7th. Currently, all the opinion polls show that, should President Daniel Ortega stand again for election, he and his FSLN party will win easily with over 60% support against around 20% for the the cou…

Stephen Sefton (2021-07-10). Nicaragua — Varieties of Neocolonial Solidarity. orinocotribune.com By Stephen Sefton — July 6th 2021 | Just as in 2018, Nicaragua is once again the subject of the kind of mass international bad faith news coverage and perception management more usually associated recently with US and allied government offensives against Bolivia, Cuba, Iran, Syria and Venezuela. In Nicaragua's case the current offensive is aimed at influencing the country's elections scheduled for next November 7th. Currently, all the opinion polls show that, should President Daniel Ortega stand again for election, he and his FSLN party will win easily with over 60% support against around 20% for the the cou…

Graham Peebles (2021-07-10). "Stop Interfering": Ethiopia's Opportunity After the Election. dissidentvoice.org Despite ongoing violence in the northern region of Tigray, persistent attempts to de-rail the process and cries of catastrophe by western powers (most notably the US) and mainstream media, on the 21 June Ethiopia conducted its first ever democratic elections. The mechanics of the election were not perfect, but crucially there were no reports of …

WSWS (2021-07-10). University of Sydney meeting supports students' campaign in defence of Macquarie University academic. wsws.org The overwhelming vote is another indication of the underlying striving by university workers and students to fight the ongoing historic offensive against jobs and conditions, despite the opposition of the NTEU to any unified struggle.

WSWS (2021-07-10). Hyundai and GM Korea autoworkers vote to strike. wsws.org The auto companies are citing the COVID-19 pandemic in order to continue their assault on wages and working conditions.

WSWS (2021-07-10). Volvo Trucks workers in Virginia reject third consecutive sellout deal, in massive rebuke of UAW. wsws.org The outcome of the vote is a powerful expression of the Volvo workers' determination to fight and a debacle for the UAW, which pulled out all the stops in its attempt to ram the contract through.

Olivia Engling (2021-07-10). IMF Executive Board Approves Creation of $650 Billion Global Reserve Funds. indybay.org The International Monetary Fund Executive Board agreed to create $650 billion of emergency currency known as Special Drawing Rights (SDRs) to help countries deal with the fallout from the coronavirus health and economic crises. The IMF's main governing body, the Board of Governors, will take a final vote in coming weeks to move forward the SDRs creation. In a statement, IMF Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva indicated she expects the allocation as soon as August.

repost (2021-07-10). Why to vote No: Bylaws easy comparison. indybay.org Comparison of present bylaws with New Day proposed substitute. The New Day bylaws eliminate democratic decision making at Pacifica | See chart – click on Original Image to enlarge…

repost (2021-07-10). From PIE: Last Day To Vote NO on New Day. indybay.org From Pacifica In Exile – debunking lies in the latest NewDay mass mailing to Pacifica, (which is also a violation of the Fair Campaign limitations on mailings), such as "Is the sale of the Houston building a disaster?", "Is Pacifica "union-busting" by eliminating a pension plan and some employee benefits? ", and "Did Pacifica "fail" an audit?"

Stop the Recall (2021-07-10). Stop Sept 14, 2021 Recall by Nazi Republicans. indybay.org September 14, 2021 is the date set for the Nazi Republican Recall of Governor Newsom. It will take a high voter turnout to stop it. Otherwise, California will have a Republican governor immediately who opposes raising the minimum wage, opposes the right to abortion, supports the death penalty, and of course, was a proud Nazi Trump supporter. All you have to do is vote No on the Recall, but you do have to vote. See stoptherepublicanrecall.com/news/

_____ (2021-07-10). 'Future Of Our Planet Depends On Ending New Cold War'. popularresistance.org A coalition of nearly 50 environmental and other advocacy groups critical of the U.S. government's increasingly hostile approach to China sent a letter Thursday to President Joe Biden and members of Congress to remind them that the existentially threatening climate emergency is a "global crisis," which can only be solved through "global cooperation."

_____ (2021-07-10). Spare Us An Afghan Threequel, Joe! popularresistance.org It's the most powerful, influential, and wealthy Washingtonian war-hawks who make up the most vocal minority. It is these cats — controlling the most communication mediums with the most reach — that are trying their darnedest to pull Biden back in. Leading the loud charge with the well-wornest of debunked stay-the-course arguments are, of course, the obvious lunatics — lawmakers of the classical warmongering Republican variety.

Staff (2021-07-10). Putin Responds to Biden: Russia Has Not Received any Report on Cyberattacks. orinocotribune.com On Friday, July 9, the President of Russia, Vladimir Putin, responded to his American counterpart, Joe Biden, that he has not received any information from the United States regarding recent cyberattacks allegedly carried out from Russia. The Russian leader's statement was in response to Washington's new accusations of attacks allegedly perpetrated from the Russian territory against US digital communication platforms. | In a telephone conversation between the two heads of state on July 9, Putin told Biden that, in the context of the recent reports on a series of cyberattacks allegedly carried out from Russia, "no…

_____ (2021-07-10). There Are No Mass Migrations Without US Meddling And Militarism. popularresistance.org When Vice President Kamala Harris visited the U.S.-Mexico border in El Paso, Texas, on June 25, she repeated the claim she made during her trip to Guatemala and Mexico earlier that month: The Biden administration is serious about addressing the root causes of Central American migration. | "This issue cannot be reduced to a political issue," Harris said. "We're talking about children, we're talking about families, we're talking about suffering, and our approach has to be thoughtful and effective." | Toward this end, the administration has set forth a four-year, $4 billion proposal to increase assistance to El Salv…

_____ (2021-07-10). In the World's Wealthiest Country, We Can Go Further Than Biden's Build Back Better Plans. commondreams.org

_____ (2021-07-10). 'A Great Day': Biden Fires Trump's Social Security Boss Who Refused to Resign. commondreams.org 'Today the silence is deafening. Just try calling your members of Congress, not as one of their donors or golf companions, but as a serious informed citizen.'

Kamal Iranidoost (2021-07-10). "US won't accept partial deal with Iran on prisoners swap" en.mehrnews.com In continuation of excessive US demands, the special envoy for Iran has said that the Biden administration is insisting on the release of all Americans imprisoned in Iran.

_____ (2021-07-10). The Differences Between Fascism and Trump(ism). commondreams.org By raising taxes on the wealthy and redirecting other public resources, we can meet everyone's needs and strengthen our economy.

Titlewhy are We Fueling Our Own Extinction? (2021-07-10). Why Are We Fueling Our Own Extinction? commondreams.org Trump's policies were brutally neoliberal, racist, nativist, authoritarian, narcissistic — but fascist?

_____ (2021-07-10). Women Everywhere in the World Are Squeezed into a Tight Corner. popularresistance.org Between 30 June and 2 July 2021, the United Nations and other multilateral organisations held the Generation Equality Forum in Paris (France). The forum was held to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action set out at the Fourth World Conference on Women (1995). Re-reading the Beijing Platform shows that rather than advance the cause of justice and equality, many countries have slipped backwards.

WSWS (2021-07-10). Savas Michael-Matsas lauds nationalist forces in Donbass region of eastern Ukraine. wsws.org The struggle against imperialism, fascism and war requires the revolutionary mobilization of the working class on the basis of an international socialist program. Support for the Russian nationalist forces in eastern Ukraine plays into the hands of the fascist forces in Kiev, which are supported by the NATO powers.

WSWS (2021-07-10). RMT defends collaboration with UK government's Rail Industry Recovery Group as opposition grows. wsws.org The anti-working class character of the RMT's participation in the RIRG is so naked that the pseudo-left Socialist Party has stepped forward as its political attorneys.

WSWS (2021-07-10). As European governments demand population "live with" COVID-19 surge, workers must take up a socialist strategy. wsws.org The policy of the ruling class means the continuation of the pandemic and, with it, mass death and social devastation. The only social force able to stop this war on society is the international working class.

WSWS (2021-07-10). Warrior Met Coal strike in Alabama reaches 100th day amid increased company violence. wsws.org To take forward their struggle, Warrior Met miners must immediately form a rank-and-file committee to assert their own, independent interests in opposition to the UMWA bureaucracy, which is doing everything in its power to isolate and betray their strike.

WSWS (2021-07-10). Report finds extreme heatwaves would have been "virtually impossible" without global warming. wsws.org Events like the recent Pacific Northwest disaster would have been "at least 150 times rarer without human-induced climate change."

ecns.cn (2021-07-10). China, EU should remove distractions, push forward ties: foreign minister. ecns.cn China and the European Union should establish correct perception of each other, remove distractions, and promote the healthy and stable development of bilateral ties on the right track, Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi has said.

Juan Cole (2021-07-10). UN Human Rights Special Rapporteur on Palestine slams Israeli Squatter-Settlements as 'War Crime,' Urges Practical Punishment. juancole.com Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) — Canadian academic and the UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Palestinian Territory occupied since 1967, Michael Lynk, made waves on Friday. Lynk asked the nations of the world to classify the Israeli government practice of sponsoring Israeli squatters on Palestinian-owned land on the Occupied Palestinian …

UFCLP (2021-07-10). Tuesday 7/20: All Out To Stop Privatization Of Howard Terminal: Port Workers & Community Unite. indybay.org Oscar Grant Plaza Next To Oakland City Hall | Oakland, California…

repost (2021-07-10). East Bay Union Bureaucrats Support Billionaire Privatizer & GAP/A's Owner John Fisher. indybay.org The leadership of the Alameda Labor Council and the Alameda Building Trades are supporting Billionaire GAP & A's owner John Fisher who wants to privatize the Howard Terminal at the Port Of Oakland. This would destroy the working port and threaten 80,000 unionized jobs as well as escalate the gentrification of West Oakland with 3,000 million dollar condos. Despite massive community opposition they are siding with Fisher and his family who also run the union busting KIPP and Rocketship charter schools.

sputniknews (2021-07-10). Epstein 'Bombarded' Journo with 'Smarmy, Bullying Calls', Threatened to 'Curse Her Unborn Children'. sputniknews.com New York Times bestselling author Vicky Ward, host and producer of "Chasing Ghislaine," which is coming out on 15 July as an Audible Original podcast, was assigned a story in 2002: to probe where tycoon Jeffrey Epstein's money came from, leading her on a quest into the bowels of his empire.

Ann Garrison (2021-07-10). Ethiopian Conflict and International Law. orinocotribune.com Legal scholar Francis A. Boyle told Ann Garrison in the following interview that a "Responsibility-to-Protect" intervention in Ethiopia would be illegal and catastrophic. | Ann Garrison: Francis Boyle, you're an expert in international law, including subsets, international human rights law, and international humanitarian law. Could you explain what international humanitarian law is? | Francis A. Boyle: There is a subset of international human rights law that is called international humanitarian law. Now, the truth of the matter is that international humanitarian law is really a euphemism for the laws of war. When…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-10). Guide to safe grilling practices. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org The July Fourth holiday weekend often means gatherings. Keep your gathering safe by following the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's COVID-19 guidance for activities. If you are looking forward to a weekend cookout, make sure to keep foodborne bacteria and germs off your guest list. Dr. Nipunie Rajapakse, a Mayo Clinic pediatric infectious diseases physician, says warmer temperatures are when foodborne germs thrive and illnesses peak. Watch: Dr. Nipunie Rajapakse talks about safe grilling practices. www.youtube.com/watch?v=19v4oRLW-hw&#038… Journalists: Broadcast-quality sound bites are…

_____ (2021-07-10). America's Two-Party System Is Doomed… Question Is What Comes Next? strategic-culture.org In an interview with Finian Cunningham, professor Colin Cavell warns that the United States is on a dangerous cusp of emerging outright fascism — if a genuinely progressive democratic movement is not mobilized. | The United States is facing a historical crisis from its own internal political authority crumbling, according to American political science professor Colin Cavell. In the following interview, Cavell takes the long historical view of how the two-party system has been used traditionally as a reactionary device to conceal and shore up the oligarchic power of U.S. capitalism. The essence of the system…

Lucía Eugenia Córdova (2021-07-10). President Maduro: Enemies of Venezuela Intend to Generate Anxiety Using Criminal Gangs — El Coqui with Primero Justicia T-Shirt. orinocotribune.com "The enemies of the country intend to generate anxiety through the financing of criminal gangs," alerted the President of the Republic, Nicolás Maduro, after more than 24 hours of special security operations deployed to counter the criminal actions of the gang led by "El Coqui." The head of state assured residents of Caracas that his administration "will not stand idly by" in the face of threats to national stability. | "We are acting forcefully in accordance with the laws and the Constitution to guarantee security," he added. "May peace prevail!" | At the beginning of last month, the Venezuelan president denounc…

_____ (2021-07-10). Media Completely Ignore American Secret Agent's Trial For Terrorism. popularresistance.org Caracas, Venezuela — Unless you read the local Venezuelan press, you are unlikely to know that an American secret agent is currently standing trial in Venezuela on charges of terrorism and weapons trafficking. | Matthew John Heath was arrested in September outside Amuay and Cardon oil refineries in possession of a submachine gun, a grenade launcher, C4 explosives, a satellite phone and bricks of $20 bills. The Venezuelan government also alleges that he was found carrying a small coin or badge that CIA employees use to prove their identity to one another without raising suspicions. On Wednesday, Heath pled n…

China Dialogue (2021-07-10). Shanghai leads way in China's carbon transition, but Does not have Much Time to Act. juancole.com By Shi Yi | — ( China Dialogue ) — Many Chinese cities and provinces are working on plans to hit peak carbon before 2030. Shanghai, China's most developed city, is set to lead the way. Somewhere on the eastern side of Shanghai's Chongming Island, 300,000 solar panels lie over rows and rows of aquaculture …

Dongsheng News (2021-07-10). News on China | No. 58. dissidentvoice.org China keeps powering along for the good of its people and the world's people.

ecns.cn (2021-07-10). 'Well-off society' marks historic milestone in China's progress. ecns.cn As the Communist Party of China celebrated its 100th birthday last week, China solemnly declared the realization of its first centenary goal of building a moderately prosperous society in all respects, bringing about a historic end to the problem of absolute poverty. However, it was a hard journey for the nation as a whole to realize the goal.

ecns.cn (2021-07-10). Why Western mudslinging has failed to dampen Xinjiang cotton. ecns.cn A worker packs spindles at a textile plant in Shihezi city, Northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region, July 7, 2021.In late April, the CCA launched an initiative to promote the sustainable development of China's cotton, after signing deals with leading domestic cotton producers, some of them in Xinjiang.

WSWS (2021-07-10). Remaining public health measures abolished as ruling class intensifies Canada-wide reopening drive. wsws.org The reckless policies now being enforced by parties of all political stripes have been facilitated by the federal Liberal government led by Justin Trudeau, which declared in its throne speech last fall that all coronavirus-related measures must be "short-term" and implemented at the "local" level, i.e., totally ineffectual.

Anand Naidoo (2021-07-10). The Heat: Coronavirus and the Delta variant. america.cgtn.com The highly-contagious Delta variant is now the dominant coronavirus strain in the United States. How big of a threat is it?>

WSWS (2021-07-10). Sri Lankan government uses coronavirus laws to ban protests. wsws.org The ban is a response to mass strikes and demonstrations by workers, farmers, students and fishermen against attacks on social conditions and democratic rights.

WSWS (2021-07-10). Scotland leads Europe in coronavirus transmission. wsws.org Scotland is facing another public health disaster as the Delta variant surges. The country accounts for four of Europe's top ten COVID-19 hotspots according to the World Health Organization.

_____ (2021-07-10). Hijacking The Recovery Through Hydrogen. popularresistance.org EU Covid-19 recovery funds are supposed to drive the 'green transition' and move us beyond fossil fuels — but industry lobbying at both national and EU level has ensured oil and gas firms and utilities remain some of the biggest beneficiaries in Italy, the Spanish State, Portugal and France. | The European Commission has said it wanted to avoid giving billions in bailouts to the fossil fuel industry. Despite sending mixed signals, to its credit, in these four cases it has tried to exclude direct financing for fossil fuel projects, including controversial carbon capture and storage (CCS). However, the hugely…

_____ (2021-07-10). Company Cancels Plans For Oil Pipeline Through Black Neighborhoods In Memphis. popularresistance.org The 49-mile Byhalia Connection pipeline, if it had been completed, would have run through Tennessee and Mississippi to connect two existing pipelines, eventually transporting crude oil from Texas to Louisiana for export. A spokesperson for one of the partial owners of the project, Plains All American, said in a release that their decision to drop the Byhalia project was "due to lower U.S. oil production resulting from the Covid-19 pandemic."

WSWS (2021-07-10). CDC says vaccinated teachers and students don't need masks. wsws.org The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday that vaccinated teachers and students don't need to wear masks inside school buildings, further loosening guidelines for reopening schools even as COVID-19 cases surge throughout the country.

Animal Liberation Press Office (2021-07-10). Bipartisan Proposal Would Ban Mink Fur Farms Over COVID, Cruelty Concerns. indybay.org Twin concerns of cruelty and protection from COVID-19 are behind a new bipartisan proposal in the U.S. House of Representatives that would ban the sale, purchase, import and export of mink.

Olivia Engling (2021-07-10). G20 Finance Ministers Meet in Venice on Global COVID Response. indybay.org G20 finance ministers begin two-day meetings in Italy on Friday on COVID response, economic recovery, vaccines, debt relief and global tax agreements. More than 265 groups signed a letter organized by Jubilee USA urging the G20 to act on debt relief, aid and COVID healthcare for developing countries.

Staff (2021-07-10). Conspiracy Theories Aren't the Only Thing Holding Back US Vaccination Efforts. truthout.org When it comes to resistance to receiving the COVID vaccine, you've probably heard about the conspiracy theories — the wild assertions that vaccines contain microchip tracking devices, that they can alter your DNA, that they can "shed" or spread from person to person, or even the claim by some that the vaccine makes you

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-10). Mayo Clinic Q and A: COVID-19 vaccination and precautions. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I am due to get my second dose of COVID-19 vaccine in a few weeks. I understand this is an important step for me and my community, but I'm unsure what guidelines I should follow. Some of my friends are traveling, and they seem to have thrown all caution to the wind. What can I expect after being vaccinated for COVID-19, both physically and when in public? ANSWER: It is completely normal to have…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-10). New vaccine platform invented by Mayo enters COVID-19 clinical trial. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org A Mayo Clinic lab member is purifying an adenovirus vector for preclinical testing. A novel single-cycle adenovirus vaccine platform developed by Mayo Clinic will be used to target multiple infectious diseases and cancer indications, beginning with a phase 1 clinical study using the platform as a vaccine for COVID-19. Developed to enhance the expression of target antigens, the single-cycle adenovirus platform is under investigation for its ability to amplify immune responses. In contrast to replication-defective…

ecns.cn (2021-07-10). Japan declares 4th COVID-19 state of emergency, covering duration of Olympics. ecns.cn People walk on a street in Tokyo, Japan, July 8, 2021. The Japanese government decided Thursday to put capital Tokyo under the fourth state of emergency over COVID-19, covering the duration of the Olympics (from July 12 to August 22), in an effort to curb a recent surge in infections.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-10). Sharing Mayo Clinic: Receiving care for COVID-19 while pregnant. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Last September, Kim and Lloyd Harter of Fairchild, Wisconsin, along with their daughter Eleanor Jacobo, tested positive for COVID-19. While they recovered, they also waited for a special new addition to their family: Kim was eight months pregnant. With pregnancy being a risk factor for complications due to COVID-19, a member of the COVID-19 Front-Line Care Team at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, called Kim to discuss her risks, as well as provide information about…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-10). 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 (2021-07-10). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: The new work-life balancing act. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org The COVID-19 pandemic has altered the way people work. As vaccination rates increase, some people are returning to the office. But many companies have opted to keep their employees working from home permanently. This change has positive and negative side effects, including the mental health aspects of working from home. "Any time there are changes, it can be challenging for people, particularly when you're not used to working from home," says Dr. Greg Couser, a…

Devin Cole (2021-07-10). A Marxist history of HIV/AIDS — Part 2 The origins of HIV/AIDS. workers.org HIV refers to human imunodeficiency virus. If left untreated, HIV can lead to the disease AIDS (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome). The reactionary, conservative response to AIDS post-1981 was to immediately blame and further condemn gays and lesbians, and later all LGBTQ+ people. World AIDS Day in El Fasher, Sudan, Dec. 1, . . . |

Aaron Maté (2021-07-10). Pressed for Answers on Syria Cover-up, OPCW Chief Offers New Lies and Excuses (Part I). orinocotribune.com By Aaron Maté — Jul 2, 2021 | Facing growing outcry, OPCW Director General Fernando Arias went before the UN and told new falsehoods about his organization's Syria cover-up scandal — along with more disingenuous excuses to avoid addressing it. | In the two years since the censorship of a Syria chemical weapons investigation was exposed, the head of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), Fernando Arias, has vigorously resisted accountability. | Arias has refused to investigate or explain the extensive manipulation of the OPCW's probe of an alleged April 2018 chlorine attack in…

Pedro Aibéo (2021-07-10). Helsinki Energy Challenge's Waste of Energy. dissidentvoice.org The Helsinki Energy Challenge. Who could refuse? The opportunity to solve the apparently insoluble. To reform the energy supply for one of the world's most charismatic and effective cities to be low carbon, utterly reliable, and reasonable cost. And to do so with de minimis hydrocarbons and biomass! Helsinki is a cogeneration city, where some …

Leela Anand (2021-07-10). Cuban Americans traveling 1300 miles on foot to DC: End U.S. blockade of Cuba! liberationnews.org On July 25, at 2 pm, the anti-blockade travelers and supporters will rally in front of the White House at Lafayette Park.

The Conversation (2021-07-10). Heart health: Cities are badly Arranged — A Redesign can help us live longer. juancole.com By Tolullah Oni and Rizka Maulida | — ( The Conversation ) — By 2050, it is projected that almost 70% of the world's population will be living in cities, up from 55% today. The fastest urban growth is happening in Asia and Africa, which is also where we're seeing a rapid rise in people …

Betsey Piette (2021-07-10). 'Say her name: Sandra Bland'. workers.org July 10 marks the sixth anniversary of the day when Sandra Bland was pulled over while driving to a new job at Prairie View A&M University, a historically Black university near Houston. Texas State Trooper Brian Encinia stopped her for allegedly failing to signal a lane change. Police dashcam footage . . . |

Kourosh Karimi-Cherkandi (2021-07-10). Los Angeles community members march for LGBTQ liberation. liberationnews.org This Pride event came at a time when the LGBTQ community is under attack and when there are thirty legislations nationwide attacking trans rights.

Staff (2021-07-10). Democratic Socialist Agenda Is Possible in Buffalo. It Depends on Labor Unions. truthout.org In an upset reminiscent of the 2018 victory of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, socialist underdog India Walton has bested a powerful Democratic insider in the primary race for the mayor of Buffalo, New York. With the Democratic nomination secured, and in the absence of any Republican challenger, the path to the inauguration of a socialist mayor, a vanishingly rare event in major U.S. cities, seems clear. | Having defeated incumbent Byron Brown — Buffalo's mayor since 2006, a close associate…

WSWS (2021-07-10). 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 (2021-07-10). England's Euro 2020: "National unity" in furtherance of "herd immunity" wsws.org Neither politics nor the pandemic are suspended by fond hopes and good will. Following a well-worn playbook, the Euros are being used as a vehicle for anti-scientific propaganda and nationalist mythmaking.

New Debate, Elisa Gratias (2021-07-10). Psychology as a method of domination. indybay.org The current pandemic policy has given the world the ultimate understanding of how democracies (…) transform themselves into totalitarian because inhumane systems. (…) Long live the courage to resist and refute.

Phelan Acheson (2021-07-10). Issues Related to State-Based 'Single-Payer' Healthcare. realprogressives.org To pass meaningful healthcare reform, we must meaningfully pressure politicians and their donors by threatening the former with loss of their seat and the latter with loss of their extracted wealth.

Allan Fisher (2021-07-10). Saturday 7/10: Protest US financed oppression in Palestine/Israel. indybay.org Corner of Water and Ocean Streets, Santa Cruz…

Andrew Moss (2021-07-10). Taking a Wrong Turn on Immigration Detention. zcomm.org The administration is helping to reinforce an extensive system of institutions, policies, attitudes, and values that cast migrants as criminals…

Norman Solomon (2021-07-10). In 18 Months, Republicans Are Very Likely to Control Congress. indybay.org Being in Denial Makes It Worse.

_____ (2021-07-10). Defense Of For-Profit Health Care Hasn't Changed In Decades. popularresistance.org From Ronald Reagan's notorious 1961 rant against the horrors of socialized medicine to present-day propaganda of the insurance industry, right-wing and corporate efforts to halt the expansion of public health care seem to strike the exact same notes again and again — and draw on the same bogus arguments.

_____ (2021-07-10). Democrats Cover Up Links Between Fascist Police "Trainers" popularresistance.org The stunning revelation that the Capitol Police's emergency response unit had been trained by contractors with an affinity for the Third Reich has been buried by the corporate media and the Democratic Party. To date, not a single article on the use of Northern Red Inc. by the US Capitol Police has been published by the Washington Post or the New York Times, nor has the information been reported on the cable or broadcast television channels.

_____ (2021-07-10). Gas Bill Strike Is Underway To Protest The North Brooklyn Pipeline. popularresistance.org The No North Brooklyn Pipeline coalition is encouraging fellow community members to join a National Grid gas bill strike in the face of potential rate hikes meant to fund the aforementioned fracked gas pipeline. | Since June 1, the campaign — which is organized and/or supported by the Sane Energy Project, Brownsville Residents Green Committee, Newtown Creek Alliance, and many more (including local politicians and representatives like Emily Gallagher, Jabari Brisport, and others) — has been in this phase of pipeline resistance, which urges residents to withhold $66 on monthly gas bills. This is in resp…

_____ (2021-07-10). Illinois Bill Mandating Public Schools Teach Asian American History. popularresistance.org Illinois State Rep. Jennifer Gong-Gershowitz (D), who sponsored the bill, said in a statement that her legislation will "ensure that the next generation of Asian American students won't need to attend law school to learn about their heritage."

_____ (2021-07-10). Environmental Groups Calling On Big Plastic To Drop Its Lawsuit Against Federal Government. popularresistance.org This Plastic-Free July, Canadian environmental groups are calling out the top three producers of plastic in Canada: NOVA Chemicals, Dow Chemical and Imperial Oil/ExxonMobil. These three companies are suing the federal government in an effort to stop the federal action plan to reduce plastic pollution. This trashy tactic is aimed at protecting Big Plastic's bottom line.

WSWS (2021-07-10). Delta outbreak spiralling out of control in Sydney. wsws.org Having proclaimed "green shoots" and "positive signs" less than a week ago, the NSW Liberal-National government is now raising the spectre of mass illness and death.

WSWS (2021-07-10). Democrats cover up links between fascist "trainers," US Capitol Police and other police departments. wsws.org Last month it was revealed that an emergency response unit of the US Capitol Police, which failed to deploy against the January 6 insurrection, was trained by Northern Red, a private neo-Nazi paramilitary contractor.

WSWS (2021-07-10). Union to Kansas Frito-Lay workers: Don't ask for wage increases. wsws.org A Kansas Frito-Lay striker informed the WSWS that union officials told workers not to ask for wage increases in the new contract.

WSWS (2021-07-10). Bond market points to lower US growth. wsws.org In its economic projections the Fed has insisted that the present rise in inflation will prove to be "transitory," but now the opinion is being voiced that this characterisation may apply to growth as well.

WSWS (2021-07-10). Thousands of Turkish electricity workers launch wildcat strike wave. wsws.org Thousands of energy workers in many cities in Turkey went on wildcat strikes, independent of the union, against the misery contracts.

WSWS (2021-07-10). Combined US federal and state unemployment claims rose to 470,000 last week. wsws.org Despite the bipartisan push to blackmail jobless workers into dangerous, low-paying work, millions remain unemployed.

WSWS (2021-07-10). Notre Dame lead contamination lawsuit highlights criminality of Paris authorities, complicity of CGT union. wsws.org Two years after fire devastated the cathedral, restoration workers are still exposed to dangerous levels of the poisonous metal.

WSWS (2021-07-10). Aftermath of Chemtool fire puts Rockton, Illinois residents at risk. wsws.org Corporate giant Lubrizol has taken control of clean-up efforts, while Chemtool workers and their families worry about the explosion's lingering consequences.

WSWS (2021-07-10). At least 52 young workers perish in Bangladesh factory fire. wsws.org Victims' bodies were burnt beyond recognition in the latest industrial inferno in Bangladesh, caused by sweatshop conditions.

Editor (2021-07-10). Israel attempts to forcibly relocate Bedouin community. mronline.org The Israeli military forcibly entered the Palestinian village to demolish homes. During the operation, they destroyed tents, water tanks, and food supplies. | July 10, 2021 | Newswire…

Editor (2021-07-10). Where infrastructure means prisons: a drive into the Naqab and the illusion of Israeli democracy. mronline.org Out of close to 250,000 Palestinian Beduin in the Naqab, about half live in "unrecognized villages." This means they get no roads, no electricity or running water, no schools or medical facilities—no services at all. | July 10, 2021…

Editor (2021-07-10). The responsibilities of Caribbean intellectuals. mronline.org The tradition of Caribbean intelligentsia insists on a grounding with the masses against the elites. | July 10, 2021 | Newswire…

Editor (2021-07-10). The Tokyo Olympics are in peril. mronline.org The masses of Tokyo want to postpone or cancel the games, but the government says it's the IOC's decision, not the host country's, sovereignty be damned. | July 10, 2021 | Newswire…

ecns.cn (2021-07-10). Culture Fact (6): How did ancient Chinese cool themselves in summer heat?>. ecns.cn

ecns.cn (2021-07-10). Dreamy midnight falls in Hubei. ecns.cn Sea of clouds, twinkling stars, and flying fireflies turn Guoduwan town in Hubei Province into a fairytale world, July 8, 2021.

Madaar (2021-07-10). Birzeit University students targets of latest Israeli arrest campaign. peoplesdispatch.org Israel's crackdown on Palestinian students has intensified in recent months and is part of a broader effort to depolitize the universities and break the strong link they have with the struggle for national liberation…

ecns.cn (2021-07-10). 51 confirmed dead in juice factory fire in Bangladesh: official. ecns.cn At least 51 workers died as a juice factory in Bangladesh's Narayanganj district, about 20 km from capital Dhaka, caught fire on Thursday, a senior official said Friday.

Rick Rozoff (2021-07-10). Ukraine reprised: Victoria Nuland discusses Belarus with Ukrainian official. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Ukraine reprised: Victoria Nuland discusses Belarus with Ukrainian official Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Victoria Nuland held a phone conversation with the Head of the Ukrainian President's Office Andriy Yermak to discuss what the National News Agency of Ukraine reported was the situation in Belarus. The two were described as having "expressed concern" …

Jim Hightower (2021-07-10). The Ugly Truth: The Republican Party is trying to Outlaw Democracy. juancole.com ( Otherwords.org ) — Ralph Waldo Emerson told of a dinner guest who went on and on about the virtue of honesty, offering his own life as a model of perfect rectitude. "The louder he talked of his honor," said Emerson, "the faster we counted our spoons." That's my reaction to the cacophony of phony …

Peninsula Open Space Trust (2021-07-10). Friday 7/9: Tracking and Observing Wildlife in the SF Bay Area w/ POST. indybay.org Online webinar (FREE)…

Gerd Bedszent (2021-07-10). Criminal banks and criminal capitalism. indybay.org Since the 1970s, the real economy and the financial economy have been increasingly diverging. Gigantic assets vagabond around the globe, desperately looking for profitable investment opportunities and, in the absence of such opportunities, forming ever larger financial bubbles that burst every few years with a mighty bang, leaving behind legions of crying and feeling cheated investors.

Northern California Unemployed Committee (2021-07-10). Saturday 7/31: Rally to Protect the Unemployed! indybay.org Roosevelt Park | 19th and Santa Clara…

Keeping Track (2021-07-10). Repealed Law Would Have Prevented FL Condo Collapse, etc. indybay.org For 2 weeks now, we have watched this metaphor for the rotten, collapsing US economy, the Surfside, Florida condominium collapse that perhaps killed 140 people, due to obvious construction defects and lack of maintenance. It turns out this all could have been avoided if a 2008 law was not repealed in 2010 by the real estate lobby requiring reserve studies every 5 years. See www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/collapsed-f…

Lynda Carson (2021-07-10). How the Sackler family got away with mass murder, and avoided prison in the process. indybay.org

Root Division (2021-07-10). Saturday 7/10: 'I Am…' 2nd Saturday Opening & Closing Receptions. indybay.org Root Division | 1131 Mission St. | San Francisco, CA 94103…

WSWS repost (2021-07-10). What the growing class struggle in the US reveals about the pseudo-left. indybay.org The development of the class struggle is putting to the test political programs, tendencies and parties.

anonymous (2021-07-10). Queers Vandalize Senator Scott Weiner's Beloved Castro Shithouse. indybay.org Why we attacked Wiener on July 5th… and why you should, too!

E (2021-07-10). Stop Line 3 call for frontliners to Minnesota. indybay.org There are over 20 river crossings in the headwaters of the Mississippi river, on unceded Anishinabe land, for the Line 3 tarsands pipeline which is currently be built in northern Minnesota. Construction (destruction) is ramping up and frontliners are needed to protect these river crossings and help stop construction of the pipeline.

Angela (2021-07-10). Thursday 7/8: #SaveJerusalem Webinar & Online Action. indybay.org

Fernando Dorado (2021-07-10). øQué nos mostró el estallido social en Colombia? globalizacion.ca Hemos entrado en lo que llamo la "cuarta fase" del estallido social. Es la etapa que enfrenta a los diversos sectores sociales y políticos, a la sociedad y al Estado, a gobernados y gobernantes, en torno a aprovechar política (y…

The Lancet (2021-07-10). [Editorial] COVID-19 in Latin America—emergency and opportunity. thelancet.com Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) have been hit the hardest by the COVID-19 pandemic, with 25% of recent global infections occurring in the region. Of the top ten countries with the highest death rate globally, eight are from LAC. The deaths from COVID-19 in the region stand at nearly 1.3 million people, but the pandemic will continue to drive excess mortality because of disrupted health services, economic instability, and deepening of existing inequalities. In addition, countries with high levels of infection can result in the emergence of more transmissible and vaccine-resistant variants.

WSWS (2021-07-10). Online IYSSE meeting (Sri Lanka): How to fight against the militarisation and privatisation of education. wsws.org A new bill will empower the Defence Ministry to set up university faculties, which will conduct fee levying for various academic courses.

Rob Hyde (2021-07-10). [World Report] The slow road to atonement. thelancet.com New research is spurring renewed efforts by august German medical institutions to acknowledge and address their historical connections with Nazi rule. Rob Hyde reports.

Helena Hui Wang, Esther Lau, Richard Horton (2021-07-10). [Comment] The Wakley—Wu Lien Teh Prize Essay 2021: the hidden life in medicine. thelancet.com In 2019, The Lancet launched the Wakley—Wu Lien Teh Prize Essay in honour of physician Wu Lien Teh, who led the fight against the plague in the 1910s and pioneered public health in China. This prize gives Chinese health workers an international platform to share their thoughts in their native language.1 Through the prize we hope to enhance relations between doctors and patients, and to improve medical professionalism in China. With the support of Chinese partners such as Peking University People's Hospital, which was founded by Wu Lien Teh, The Lancet has successfully held the Wakley—Wu Lien Teh Prize…

Khuloud Alsaba (2021-07-10). [Correspondence] Addressing the real trajectory of COVID-19 in the Eastern Mediterranean region. thelancet.com Pierre Nabeth and colleagues1 highlight the resurgence in COVID-19 cases in the WHO Eastern Mediterranean region and identify factors that might have contributed to this rise. They identify changes in testing capacity, mass gatherings, decreased adherence to public health measures, and increased transmissibility of new SARS-CoV-2 variants emerging globally.

Pierre Nabeth, Mahmoud Hassan, Keyrellous Adib, Abdinasir Abubakar, Richard Brennan (2021-07-10). [Correspondence] Addressing the real trajectory of COVID-19 in the Eastern Mediterranean region — Authors' reply. thelancet.com Our Correspondence1 was based on the analysis of available data on the COVID-19 pandemic in the Eastern Mediterranean region. The objectives were to highlight the upsurge in COVID-19 cases since February, 2021, and to alert about the risk of further degradation of the epidemiological situation due to the evolution of key determinants, such as the decreased adherence to public health and social measures, emergence of more transmissible variants, and insufficient vaccination coverage.

Prashant Tibrewal, Jeffrey C L Looi, Stephen Allison, Tarun Bastiampillai (2021-07-10). [Correspondence] Benzodiazepines for the long-term treatment of anxiety disorders? thelancet.com In their Seminar, Brenda Penninx and colleagues1 have strongly cautioned against the long-term use of benzodiazepines for anxiety disorders, commenting that these drugs only act acutely, lead to relapse after discontinuation, and are associated with dependency. Penninx and colleagues propose that benzodiazepines should only be administered as a short-term adjunct and never as monotherapy. We believe that this conclusion is not evidence-based and risks biasing clinicians against an important medication for refractory anxiety disorders.

Michael Marmot (2021-07-10). [Perspectives] Premonition ignored. thelancet.com Cholera devastated Hamburg in 1892: there were an estimated 10‚Äà000 deaths in 6 weeks. It was the only German city then affected seriously and it was the last major cholera outbreak in Europe.

Geoff Watts (2021-07-10). [Obituary] Drissa Diallo. thelancet.com Pharmacist and authority on traditional medicine. Born in Blendio, Mali, on Jan 1, 1956, he died of a brain tumour in Abidjan, Cà¥te d'Ivoire, on June 7, 2021, aged 65 years.

Brenda W J H Penninx, Daniel S Pine, Emily A Holmes, Andreas Reif (2021-07-10). [Correspondence] Benzodiazepines for the long-term treatment of anxiety disorders? — Authors' reply. thelancet.com We thank Prashant Tibrewal and colleagues for their Correspondence, in which they argue that benzodiazepines are an important medication for refractory anxiety disorders. We agree. We wrote our Seminar1 for a broad clinical readership, and we were particularly careful about treatment recommendations that would apply for general care. Although benzodiazepines might be an option in specialised settings, the risk of inappropriate over-medication potentially leading to long-term use is considerable in primary care, leading to substantial public health problems.

Nicholas J White, Nathalie Strub-Wourgaft, Abul Faiz, Philippe J Guerin (2021-07-10). [Correspondence] WHO COVID-19 therapeutic guidelines — Authors' reply. thelancet.com We thank Bram Rochwerg and colleagues for information on the WHO therapeutic guideline development process. Unfortunately, they do not address our main concern: the unjustified extrapolation of evidence from randomised controlled trials in severe COVID-19 to therapeutic guidelines for uncomplicated illness.1 Pooling summary data from studies with different severity definitions, deciding on inappropriate primary outcomes, and extrapolating from results in hospitalised patients to ambulant individuals with mild infections suggests a worrying lack of clinical judgement.

Errol L Fields, Raniyah Copeland, Ernest Hopkins, Renata Arrington Sanders, David J Malebranche (2021-07-10). [Correspondence] Surviving syndemics — Authors' reply. thelancet.com In a response to our Comment,1 Yudit Namer and Oliver Razum argue that focusing on the vulnerabilities of populations disproportionately affected by HIV rather than their resilience serves to only further marginalise already disadvantaged groups. They posit that an intersectionality of resilience framework would generate the development of more strengths-based community health interventions. Although we agree that there is evidence of great resilience in Black communities, our Comment focused on the social inequities that have required Black communities to be more resilient than other communities to survive.

Yudit Namer, Oliver Razum (2021-07-10). [Correspondence] Surviving syndemics. thelancet.com In their Comment on the double burden of HIV and COVID-19 in US Black communities, Errol Fields and colleagues1 focus only on vulnerabilities as an alleged attribute of subpopulations, instead of stressing the importance of communities' agencies, resources, and strengths. Despite the authors 'reflective analysis of structural inequalities and the intersectional character of systems of oppression, the vulnerability accent—although benevolent—is inevitably alienating the groups that they are intending to prioritise.

Udani Samarasekera (2021-07-10). [Perspectives] Etheldreda Nakimuli-Mpungu: innovator in mental health. thelancet.com Etheldreda Nakimuli-Mpungu is a rising researcher and clinician doing innovative work in mental health and HIV in sub-Saharan Africa. She is a Senior Lecturer and psychiatric epidemiologist in the Department of Psychiatry at Makerere University College of Health Sciences (MakCHS) and head of the consultation—liaison psychiatric service at Mulago National Referral Hospital, Kampala, Uganda. Almost a decade ago, she recalls that "around that time, there were researchers who had resolved that Africans cannot comprehend psychotherapy; therefore, they gave persons living with HIV antidepressants as first-line tr…

Bram Rochwerg, Thomas Agoritsas, Janet Diaz, Lisa Askie (2021-07-10). [Correspondence] WHO COVID-19 therapeutic guidelines. thelancet.com In response to Nicholas White and colleagues,1 we offer these clarifications. WHO guideline development methods are prespecified,2 abiding by principles for producing trustworthy guidelines. The WHO COVID-19 Therapeutics Guideline Development Group (GDG) is composed of external experts, with geographical representation and gender balance, including COVID-19 survivors, ethicists, and methodologists who are vetted for potential conflicts of interest. The GDG prioritises outcomes and identifies subgroups to be considered for each recommendation, always including age and disease severity (using WHO COVID-19 definitio…

Caleb Gardner, Arthur Kleinman (2021-07-10). [Perspectives] Medicine and the unconscious. thelancet.com One morning, in the early days of the first COVID-19 surge in the northeast USA, a colleague left the hospital after a busy stretch in the intensive care unit. It had not been an easy night, but he had seen worse. He pulled over at a grocery store on the way home and walked inside the familiar building's sliding glass doors, looked around at the half-stocked shelves and crowded aisles and had the first panic attack of his life.

_____ (2021-07-10). 'Try Calling Them': Challenge Government's Autocratic Incommunicados. commondreams.org 'While the rest of us understand supply and demand theory, our politicians, slick from all that oil money gushing into their hands, seem unable to firmly grasp this basic theory.'

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-10). 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 (2021-07-10). 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 (2021-07-10). Mayo Clinic Q and A: Keeping your fingernails in tip-top shape. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I have noticed recently that my nails have an unusual color and shape, and I don't understand why. Although I do enjoy gardening, I don't have a job where I use my hands more than normal. I want my nails to be sturdy and healthy-looking. Can you provide some insight on how to achieve this and tips for properly taking care of my nails? ANSWER: For anyone concerned with nail health, the first step…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-10). 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 (2021-07-10). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Taking the fear out of cardiac testing. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org When it comes to the heart, it can be scary to seek care when you think you might be having a problem. Tests may be necessary to evaluate your heart, and the unfamiliar terminology associated with these tests can be confusing and intimidating. Understanding terms like electrocardiogram, echocardiogram, coronary angiogram or stress test may help alleviate the fear. "Whenever we order these tests, we don't want you to have anxiety," says Dr. Christopher DeSimone, a Mayo…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-10). Mayo Clinic Minute: Tips to pick healthier oils. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Your body needs some fat to function normally. However, not all fats are created equal, and it's wise to choose healthier options whenever possible. Angie Murad, a licensed dietitian and patient educator with the Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, offers these tips for selecting cooking oils. Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute youtu.be/LXCJR38di5E Journalists: Broadcast-quality video pkg (0: 59) is in the downloads at the end of…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-10). Mayo Clinic Q and A: Kidney stones and calcium. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I have trouble with kidney stones and recently found out they are calcium oxalate stones. While I have stopped consuming all dairy products, I know that I need calcium as I age for bone health. Would adding in almond milk or another type of plant milk help? How do I take care of both my kidneys and bones? ANSWER: It sounds like your concern about milk and other dairy products is that their calcium may spur…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-10). 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 (2021-07-10). 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…

Massachusetts Nurses Association (2021-07-10). Press Statement by the Massachusetts Nurses Association. zcomm.org "We are irreplaceable and are firmly resolved to maintain our strike until Tenet comes to the table and agrees to a contract that provides the necessary staffing improvements to ensure the safety of our patients"

Alice Speri (2021-07-10). Billionaire-Funded Website With Ties to Far Right "Canceling" Professors. zcomm.org Campus Reform and its publisher, the Leadership Institute, are siccing armies of trolls on professors across the country…

Badri Raina (2021-07-10). Why Men of Conscience Like Stan Swamy Are Dangerous for the Powers That Be. zcomm.org Stan paid for being a true Christian — a servant of the needy and the powerless — as Jesus had paid for his convictions…

BACISWPES (2021-07-10). Feminists in El Salvador Fight Against a Misogynist Government. zcomm.org As we watch this quick reversal of women's rights unfold from a far, the international community has a duty to act in solidarity with the women and feminist movements in El Salvador…

Mike Ludwig (2021-07-10). Teachers' Unions Are Pushing Back Against Attacks on Anti-Racist Education. zcomm.org Educators targeted by right-wing legal groups and news outlets say the stories fed through the media about anti-racist education in public schools are often distorted if not completely inaccurate…

Jessica Corbett (2021-07-10). Schumer Commits to Creating Civilian Climate Corps. zcomm.org "We have a once-in-a-generation opportunity to confront the climate crisis and create millions of middle-class union jobs," he said. "Creating a new Civilian Climate Corps is a key step."

Rod Driver (2021-07-10). Keeping Poor Countries Poor: The Absurdity of Comparative Advantage. zcomm.org Poor countries are told to focus on labor-intensive tasks and growing crops for export. This is intended to keep them poor…

_____ (2021-07-10). Police Should Release Information On British WikiLeaks Journalists. popularresistance.org A journalist is taking legal action against the Metropolitan Police after it refused to release correspondence with the US about three WikiLeaks journalists under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) on terrorism and national security grounds. | Italian investigative journalist Stefania Maurizi argued in a tribunal yesterday that terrorism legislation should not be used to "clamp down" on journalists working in the public interest to report on national security. | The Metropolitan Police, which is backed by the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO), claims that the release of the information, which it exchange…

Staff (2021-07-09). Headlines for July 9, 2021. democracynow.org "I Will Not Send Another Generation of Americans to War": Biden Steps Up Afghanistan Pullout, Haiti Arrests Colombian Ex-Soldiers and Two U.S. Citizens for Assassination of President MoàØse, Africa Suffers Worst Week Since Start of COVID-19 Pandemic , White House Coronavirus Task Force Warns of Surging Cases in Low-Vaccination Areas , Pfizer Tweaking Vaccine to Target Delta Coronavirus Variant, Will Seek Authorization for Third Shot, Texas GOP Unveils Sweeping Voter Suppression Measures in Special Legislative Session, 15 States Drop Case Against Purdue Pharma's Bankruptcy Plan in Landmark Opioids Case, Whi…

Jacob G. Hornberger (2021-07-09). Interventionism Gave Us Afghanistan and Iraq. counterpunch.org As the Pentagon and the CIA proceed apace with their withdrawal from their forever war in Afghanistan, the temptation would be to justify this forever war by pointing to the 9/11 attacks. For interventionists, including those who are now acknowledging that the forever wars in Afghanistan and Iraq were "mistakes," history begins with the 9/11

Anonymous007 (2021-07-09). Taliban Claim Capture Of Border Crossing With Iran, Other Border Areas. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On July 8th, Taliban seized control of a key district in western Afghanistan that includes a major border crossing with Iran, Afghan security officials said. | Two senior security officials told Reuters on condition of anonymity that the Islam Qala border crossing with Iran, located in Herat province, had fallen to the Taliban and that Afghan security and customs officials had fled across the border. | In the last week, the Taliban has overrun areas bordering five countries…

Rick Rozoff (2021-07-09). Excerpts. Turkey, Pakistan quid pro quo: drones for nuclear weapons? antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Excerpts. Turkey, Pakistan quid pro quo: drones for nuclear weapons? ThePrintJuly 7, 2021 Sources in the Indian defence and security establishment said possible procurement of armed drones, especially the Bayraktar TB-2 that helped Azerbaijan defeat Armenia last year, joint defence projects, collaboration in Afghanistan and greater Turkish investments in Pakistan are some of the issues …

Andrew Korybko (2021-07-09). What's the SCO's Game Plan for Afghanistan? globalresearch.ca

Mahboob A. Khawaja (2021-07-09). America- Led NATO in Afghanistan: Crimes against Humanity Call for Accountability. counterpunch.org "We Are Going to Lose the War in Afghanistan and it will Help Bankrupt us. One of our major strategic blunders in Afghanistan was not to have recognized that both Great Britain and the Soviet Union attempted to pacify Afghanistan using the same military methods as ours and failed disastrously. We seem to have learned

Peoples Dispatch (2021-07-09). US troops to leave Afghanistan by end of August. peoplesdispatch.org US president Joe Biden said that the troops would leave a month before the deadline for withdrawal and also denied any responsibility for the loss of Afghan lives in the ongoing civil war which followed the announcement of troop withdrawal…

Rick Rozoff (2021-07-09). Russian MP: Afghan, Central Asian crisis "is happening not without some fine-tuning by the United States" antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Straight, without commentary. See U.S. Employs Afghan War To Build Global NATO from 2011. InterfaxJuly 9, 2021 Russia will have to reinforce Tajik-Afghan border — Duma deputy MOSCOW — The situation in Afghanistan is developing in an unfavorable way, and Moscow is likely to have to take steps to reinforce the Tajik-Afghan border to secure itself …

Binoy Kampmark (2021-07-09). Rotten at the Core: the US Appeal of the Assange Ruling. counterpunch.org It took over half a year, but the US government's case against Julian Assange continues its draining grind. Even the Biden administration, which claims to tolerate a free press and truthful dialogue with the fourth estate, has decided to exhaust its legal options in seeking the publisher's scalp. On July 7, the UK High Court

_____ (2021-07-09). 95 Greek Parliamentarians Tell Biden: 'Drop All Charges Against Assange'. popularresistance.org As part of the international mobilisation to apply pressure on the US government to end the persecution of Julian Assange, MeRA25 invited members of Greece's Parliament to co-sign the letter below, addressed to President Biden. | The letter reminds the US President that, as Obama's Vice-President, he took the decision not to prosecute Julian. Indeed, the prosecution — and request to the UK authorities that he be extradited to the US — went ahead under President Trump. The letter also reminds Mr Biden that Julian is fading daily in solitary confinement because his Department of Justice chose to appeal…

_____ (2021-07-09). The Assange Case Isn't About National Security, It's About Narrative Control. strategic-culture.org The Assange case receives so much attention not because of interest in one man's fate, but because of interest in everyone's fate. If humanity is ever to turn away from its self-destructive patterns and create a healthy world, it will necessarily need to do so guided by the light of truth and transparency.

Peoples Dispatch (2021-07-09). UK court allows US appeal on Assange's extradition on limited grounds. peoplesdispatch.org Prosecutors said judge Vanessa Baraitser erred in determining what could be "oppressive conditions" in case Assange is extradited. They claimed she did not give the US enough opportunity to give "assurances" over her concerns about harsh prison conditions…

Rachel Domond (2021-07-09). Haiti: No to US Intervention in Wake of Jovenel MoàØse Assassination. orinocotribune.com By Rachel Domond — Jul 7, 2021 | In the early hours of July 7, Haitian president-turned-dictator Jovenel MoàØse was assassinated at his home in Port-au-Prince. While many details of the assassination remain unclear, the political vacuum in Haiti will likely result in a fierce struggle over the direction of the nation in the coming weeks. | The Biden administration's initial reactions to the assassination disturbingly indicate that the U.S. government is considering deepening their intervention in Haiti, which could possibly involve a military intervention. Biden's official statement pledges that the U…

Jake Johnston (2021-07-09). Head of Haiti's Palace Guard Subject of US Law Enforcement Investigation into Arms Trafficking. counterpunch.org Dimitri Herard, the head of the General Security Unit of the National Palace (USGPN, by its French acronym), is the subject of a US law enforcement investigation related to arms trafficking in Haiti, according to multiple sources both inside Haiti and the United States. Earlier this week, the president of Haiti was assassinated in what

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-07-09). Haitian Analyst Patrick Mettelus Discusses the Assassination of Jovenel MoàØse. libya360.wordpress.com Haiti's President Jovenel MoàØse was assassinated while under the protection of a security apparatus "from the United States itself" says Haitian political analyst and activist Patrick Mettelus in an interview with teleSUR's Tatiana Pérez on Es Noticia (Wednesday, July 7). "The United States has always used the same script and Haiti is their laboratory to…

teleSUR (2021-07-09). Colombia Sends Team To Support Moise Killing Investigations. telesurenglish.net Forced to acknowledge that former military personnel is involved in the attack on President Jovenel Moise's residence on Wednesday, Colombia's President Ivan Duque formed a special commission to assist Haitian authorities in investigating the assassination. | RELATED: | He ordered the National Intelligence Directorate Director Rodolfo Amaya and National Police Intelligence Director Norberto Mujica to travel to Haiti wi…

teleSUR (2021-07-09). Eleven Suspects In Moise's Murder Arrested at Taiwan Embassy. telesurenglish.net On Friday, the Taiwanese embassy confirmed that eleven suspects in the assassination of Haitian President Jovenel Moise were detained at its facilities in Port-au-Prince. | RELATED: | Earlier in the day, the suspects had entered the embassy while fleeing Haitian police, who initially tried to chase them even into the Asian country's territory. | Taiwanese diplomats immediately authorized the operation to demonstrate…

teleSUR (2021-07-09). Haiti's Justice System Calls 6 To Testify In Magnicide Case. telesurenglish.net Jean Marie Vorbe | Member of the Haitian Chamber of Commerce, Founder of the Société Générale d'Energie S.A. (SOGENER) and was Consul for 17 years in Finland, businessman who has been pointed out by some media as possibly responsible, as his interests were affected by the policies of Jovenel Moise. | Steeven Benoit | Former Senator and former presidential candidate in 2015, ally of Moise's party and then opponent of the government, is the one who claims that the Colombians did not assassinate the president, rather they were in charge of his family's security. | Reginald Boulos | Doctor and businessman was Ex-…

_____ (2021-07-09). To End Collective and Cruel Punishment, Biden Must Go Further on Sanctions Relief. commondreams.org One observer noted that Wednesday's assassination of President Jovenel Moïse "has left Haitians at home and in the diaspora conflicted and uneasy about what could come next." | As the Biden administration conducts its review of sanctions, the clock is ticking for millions of people suffering from these callous policies in Iran, Venezuela, and elsewhere.

teleSUR (2021-07-09). UN Haiti Special Rep Describes Situation in Haiti as Serious. telesurenglish.net The Special Representative of the United Nation's Secretary-General for Haiti, Helen La Lime, described Thursday the present situation in Haiti as too serious, after the assassination of President Jovenel MoàØse. | RELATED: | After a UN Security Council (UNSC) closed-door meeting, La Lime told the press that Haiti really needs international support to probe into its president ¥s assassination an…

Editor (2021-07-09). After MoàØse assassination, popular sectors must lead the way. mronline.org Analysis the day after the Haitian president's assassination focused on liberal constitutionalism and elections. This narrow view overlooks the longstanding demands from organized popular sectors. | July 9, 2021…

Staff (2021-07-09). Cuban President calls for peace, condemns assassination of Haitian President Jovenel MoàØse. en.cubadebate.cu Party First Secretary and President of the Republic Miguel Díaz-Canel strongly condemned the violent attack that led to the death of the Republic of Haiti's President.Communist Party of Cuba Central Committee First Secretary and President of the Republic, Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, issued a call for peace Wednesday morning, as he strongly condemned the violent events that led to the death of the President of the Republic of Haiti, Jovenel MoàØse.

The Associated Press (2021-07-09). More Suspects Arrested in Assassination of Haitian President. latinorebels.com PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Haitian authorities have made more arrests in the assassination of President Jovenel MoàØse, raiding Taiwan's Embassy where several suspects are believed to have sought refuge, while also detaining two Haitian-Americans and several former Colombian soldiers allegedly tied to the plot.

_____ (2021-07-09). US-Backed Haitian Government Reportedly Requests American Intervention. commondreams.org Public Citizen, which called for the FDA acting commissioner "to immediately resign or be removed" over the "reckless and inexcusable" drug approval, welcomed her "belated" request.

Black Alliance for Peace (2021-07-09). Haiti's White Rulers Have Spoken on Haiti's Political Future. globalresearch.ca

teleSUR (2021-07-09). US Sanctions 14 More Chinese Companies for Activity in Xinjiang. telesurenglish.net The Commerce Department alleged the companies had been "implicated in human rights violations and abuses in the implementation of China's campaign of repression, mass detention, and high technology surveillance against Uyghurs, Kazakhs, and other members of Muslim minority groups in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region." | Beijing and its allies worldwide deny the alleged abuses. | They sanctions have been placed against the China Academy of Electronics and Information Technology; Xinjiang Lianhai Chuangzhi Information Technology Co; Shenzhen Cobber Information Technology Co; Xinjiang Sailing Information Tech…

Editor2 (2021-07-09). The Demonisation of Mariátegui. orinocotribune.com By Juan J. Paz y Miño Cepeda — Jul 5, 2021 | During the campaign for the presidency of Peru, the rural teacher and candidate Pedro Castillo, emphasized his identity with the thought of José Carlos Mariátegui. This served so that, in addition to being a 'communist', he was attacked as a 'mariateguista', a kind of 'crime', since, supposedly, that Peruvian intellectual had 'inspired' the Shining Path guerrilla, well known for its atrocities. Thus, under such guidelines, the country could hope not only to follow the path of Venezuela and Cuba, but also that of 'violence.' Castillo's triumph has thrown all sector…

Marco Aquino (2021-07-09). Another pink tide? zcomm.org Latin America's left galvanized by rising star in Peru…

José Carlos Llerena Robles (2021-07-09). There's a dirty tricks campaign underway in Peru to deny the Left's presidential victory. mronline.org The campaign to overturn Peru's presidential election results is one of "unconventional warfare." | July 9, 2021 | Commentary…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-07-09). There's a Dirty Tricks Campaign Underway in Peru to Deny the Left's Presidential Victory. libya360.wordpress.com José Carlos Llerena, Vijay Prashad As Keiko Fujimori fights tooth and nail to overturn the results of the elections in Peru, evidence suggests collusion with her father's intelligence chief, Vladimir Montesinos. Half an hour's taxi ride from the House of Pizarro, the presidential palace in Lima, Peru, is a high-security prison at the Callao naval…

Staff (2021-07-09). Cape Verde Violates Human Rights: Alex Saab Forced to Undergo Medical Examination in Front of Military & Police. orinocotribune.com By orders of the Cape Verdean government, and violating doctor-patient confidentiality, a team of medical oncologists who were finally permitted access to the Venezuelan diplomat Alex Saab were forced to examine him in the presence of the military and the police. | According to a report by the African news agencies Noticias do Norte and Business Day Ghana, this group of specialists traveled to Cape Verdean soil in order to monitor Alex Saab's health, deteriorating as a result of his prolonged illegal detention and the prison conditions to which he has been subjected. | Only after legal pressure was applied, and a…

Indivisible Yolo County (2021-07-09). Thursday 7/8: Davis Rally for Voting Rights. indybay.org Sidewalk outside office of Congressman Garamendi, 412 G St, Davis, CA 95616-4158 | Please wear a mask. This is a peaceful event.

Leon Kunstenaar (2021-07-09). Rallies in Bay Area for Voting Rights. indybay.org Bay Area residents mobilizing to demand Congress fight voter suppression and pass the For the People Act…

AWTMNBF (2021-07-09). Taiwan: A War That Must Never Be Fought. commondreams.org "Just consider gerrymandering, which could determine control of the House for a decade," said voting rights expert Michael Li. "Hard to 'organize' out of that."

_____ (2021-07-09). DNC Strategy Denounced as 'Clueless and Depressing' Amid GOP Assault on Voting Rights. commondreams.org "To prevent unnecessary deaths and millions more people being pushed to extreme poverty and hunger, governments… must simultaneously build fairer and more sustainable food systems and support social protection programs."

_____ (2021-07-09). Progressives, Peace Groups Welcome Biden Announcement of US Afghan Withdrawal Date. commondreams.org Since law school, Chief Justice John Roberts personal political crusades have been to undermine protections for voting rights, enable voter suppression, turn a blind eye to gerrymandering and increase the influence of big money in politics.

WSWS (2021-07-09). Biden administration capitulates to Republican attacks on voting rights. wsws.org The Democratic Party leadership has largely dropped efforts, either in Congress or the courts, to overturn restrictive new state laws.

Sonali Kolhatkar (2021-07-09). The Trump Charges Obscure a Bigger Story of How the Rich Legally Avoid Taxes. counterpunch.org After many months of anticipation and nearly three years of investigation, the Manhattan district attorney's office has charged the Trump Organization and its chief financial officer Allen Weisselberg with 15 offenses related to tax fraud. According to the lengthy indictment, former President Donald Trump's namesake corporation engaged in a 15-year scheme to "compensate Weisselberg and

Uli Brockmeyer (2021-07-09). Election officials ban German Communist Party from running candidates. peoplesworld.org BERLIN—A committee of the German parliament responsible for preparing the election scheduled for Sept. 26 decided on Thursday not to allow the German Communist Party (DKP) to run for office. The Federal Election Committee of the German Bundestag, which includes representatives of the extreme right-wing "Alternative for Germany," ruled that candidates of the DKP will …

Javier Guerrero (2021-07-09). Eyewitness: On the ground with militants of Mexico's "Fourth Transformation" liberationnews.org This article was written by a member of the Party for Socialism and Liberation who participated as an election observer in the June legislative election in Mexico at the invitation of the Morena party. Within minutes of arriving at the first polling place in the municipality of Iztacalco in Mexico City, many in line to …

Staff (2021-07-09). European Union Exploratory Mission Already in Venezuela Preceding 21N Regional Elections. orinocotribune.com This Thursday, July 8, the Foreign Ministry of the Bolivarian Republic reported that an exploratory mission from the European Union (EU) arrived in our country. The delegation has scheduled a series of meetings with Venezuelan authorities and various political actors in advance of the regional elections that will take place on November 21, 2021. | The Ministry's official account, @CancilleriaVE, posted the following announcement on the social media network Twitter: "The exploratory mission of the European Union that arrived in #Venezuela will hold meetings with the Public Powers and political actors with a view t…

Staff (2021-07-09). As Texas Pushes "Worst Voter Suppression Bill in the Country," Activists Call on Biden to Do More. democracynow.org As President Joe Biden met with civil rights groups this week to discuss how to fight voter suppression efforts, Texas lawmakers followed other battleground states controlled by Republicans with a new push to overhaul the state's election laws. New restrictions would include a ban on drive-thru voting and 24-hour or late-night voting options, and election officials could be penalized for sending out unsolicited absentee applications. The measures would also impose stringent signature-matching requirements and increase the power of partisan poll observers, which can result in intimidation. "This would make it the…

Staff (2021-07-09). Texas Pushes "Worst Voter Suppression Bill" as Activists Demand Urgent Action. truthout.org Image Credit: Twitter: @unitehere23 | As President Joe Biden met with civil rights groups this week to discuss how to fight voter suppression efforts, Texas lawmakers followed other battleground states controlled by Republicans with a new push to overhaul the state's election laws. New restrictions would include a ban on drive-thru voting and 24-hour or late-night voting options, and election officials could be penalized for sending out unsolicited absentee applications. The measures would also i…

Norman Solomon (2021-07-09). In 18 Months, Republicans Are Very Likely to Control Congress. Being in Denial Makes It Worse. counterpunch.org Since the Civil War, midterm elections have enabled the president's party to gain ground in the House of Representatives only three times, and those were in single digits. The last few midterms have been typical: In 2006, with Republican George W. Bush in the White House, his party lost 31 House seats. Under Democrat Barack

Eve Ottenberg (2021-07-09). Suing to End Autocracy. counterpunch.org Democrats must become as litigious as Trump, what with the GOP serving up dicey laws about state legislators replacing electors. In the next election, the minute a state legislature does this, the Dems must sue. If they can sue in advance, even better. As of late June, what steps had our fearless leaders in the

Sheila Hamanaka (2021-07-09). Sharon Kyle's L.A. Progressive features #MeToo Garrison Keillor: Whither Pacifica? indybay.org Sharon Kyle's for-profit L.A. Progressive is featuring #MeToo MPR reject Garrison Keillor. Is this Kyle's idea of a "New Day" for Pacifica? Vote NO in the Pacifica bylaws referendum if you don't share the #MeToo vision.

repost (2021-07-09). From PIE: Last Day To Vote NO on New Day. indybay.org From Pacifica In Exile – debunking lies in the latest NewDay mass mailing to Pacifica, (which is also a violation of the Fair Campaign limitations on mailings), such as "Is the sale of the Houston building a disaster?", "Is Pacifica "union-busting" by eliminating a pension plan and some employee benefits? ", and "Did Pacifica "fail" an audit?"

repost (2021-07-09). Why to vote No: Bylaws easy comparison. indybay.org Comparison of present bylaws with New Day proposed substitute. The New Day bylaws eliminate democratic decision making at Pacifica | See chart – click on Original Image to enlarge…

Stop the Recall (2021-07-09). Stop Sept 14, 2021 Recall by Nazi Republicans. indybay.org September 14, 2021 is the date set for the Nazi Republican Recall of Governor Newsom. It will take a high voter turnout to stop it. Otherwise, California will have a Republican governor immediately who opposes raising the minimum wage, opposes the right to abortion, supports the death penalty, and of course, was a proud Nazi Trump supporter. All you have to do is vote No on the Recall, but you do have to vote. See stoptherepublicanrecall.com/news/

WSWS (2021-07-09). A response to a Vale Sudbury Striker: USW doubles down on contract vote recommendation lie. wsws.org USW officials have tried to explain away their support for a concessions-filled tentative agreement with lies, including the claim they had "no choice" but to endorse it.

WSWS (2021-07-09). SEIU-affiliated trade union imposes 3-year sellout contract on 460 Amcor workers who voted "no" twice. wsws.org Kathy Hanshew, Chicago leader of the poorly named "Workers United" union, said ramming through the deal was "the best decision for the entire membership." Union officials who shut down a potential strike, she said, showed "courage and leadership."

The Associated Press (2021-07-09). Democrats Bet on Early Latino Outreach to Avoid '20 Pitfalls. latinorebels.com The stakes are high, particularly for Democrats who are counting on Latino votes as a vital part of a winning coalition for cycles to come. And few places are as central to that effort as Florida.

Jonathan Guyer (2021-07-09). Meet the Consulting Firm that's Staffing the Biden Administration. globalresearch.ca

Mairead Maguire (2021-07-09). Nobel Laureate Mairead Maguire's Open Letter to Two World Leaders: President Biden and President Putin. globalresearch.ca

Editor2 (2021-07-09). Who's in Charge? Most Americans, Including Nearly a Third of Democrats, Don't Think Biden's Fulfilling Duties of President — Poll. orinocotribune.com A Trafalgar Group poll showed that 57% of Americans believe Joe Biden isn't fully executing the duties of president — and it's not just a right-wing view. Nearly one in three Democrats think someone else is running the country. | With about 7% responding as 'not sure,' only 36% of Americans believe their president is actually performing the full role of his office, Just 59% of Democra…

Mark Fiore (2021-07-09). Bipartisanship in the Apocalypse. progressive.org President Biden and the moderates are so desperately trying to get Republicans on board that the sweeping measures needed to fight climate change are continually at risk of getting weakened.

_____ (2021-07-09). As Rich Nations Refuse to Share Vaccines, Africa Suffers 'Most Dire Pandemic Week'. commondreams.org However, some noted that not all U.S. troops are leaving, and CodePink addressed Biden's remarks on China with a warning: "Don't let the end of one war be the start of another one!"

Zephyr Teachout (2021-07-09). Joe Biden Just Threw Down the Anti-Monopoly Gauntlet—but One Big Question Remains. thenation.com Joe Biden Just Threw Down the Anti-Monopoly Gauntlet—but One Big Question Remains…

_____ (2021-07-09). Biden Applauded for Executive Order Targeting 'Insidious' Anti-Worker Practices. commondreams.org "Congress has the opportunity to create millions of good-paying jobs in the clean energy economy right now," said one advocate.

_____ (2021-07-09). 'Biden Climate Timeline' Details Broken Promises on Planetary Emergency. commondreams.org "When will factories stop locking in workers in unsafe conditions?" asked one activist.

_____ (2021-07-09). Biden Told to Move on FCC Nomination If He Wants Net Neutrality Restored. commondreams.org The World Health Organization's regional director warns that "the end to this precipitous rise is still weeks away."

_____ (2021-07-09). Bangladesh Factory Fire Kills Dozens of Workers Locked Inside. commondreams.org First Donald Trump and now Joe Biden have been playing with fire when it comes to policy with China.

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