2021-07-14: News Headlines

The Socialist Program (2021-07-14). U.S. Strangles Cuban Economy & Seeks Counter-Revolution. liberationnews.org Brian Becker, Esther Iverem, Nicole Roussell and Walter Smolarek discuss how the U.S. government and corporate media are hoping for regime change in Cuba, but the Cuban people and government are mobilizing to defend their revolution in spite of the severe hardships caused by the U.S. blockade.

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-07-14). Mayor of Miami Calls for Airstrikes on Cuba. libya360.wordpress.com Kawsachun News The Mayor of Miami, Francis Suarez, has called for United States military intervention in Cuba, saying that airstrikes should be considered an option for imposing regime change. "What should be being contemplated right now is a coalition for potential military action in Cuba. Similar to what has happened in both administrations, both Republican…

Peter Bolton (2021-07-14). Washington's Weaponization of Protests in Cuba Takes Its Regime Change Efforts to New Heights of Hypocrisy. counterpunch.org On 11 July, Cuba saw thousands of demonstrators take to the streets in cities across the island. The protests are believed to have started in the Artemisa Province before spreading to neighboring Havana and further afield, including Cuba's second-largest city, Santiago de Cuba. Press reports largely claim that protesters are motivated by shortages and the government's handling of the coronavirus pandemic.

Harvey Markowitz (2021-07-14). Venceremos Brigade defends Cuban Revolution. workers.org Defending the Cuban Revolution, Havana This slightly edited statement was issued July 12, 2021. The Venceremos Brigade is in solidarity with Cuba and the Cuban people who are enduring the coronavirus pandemic on top of the U.S. Blockade. The United States and its blockade literally do not allow Cuba to . . . |

Karl Engels (2021-07-14). Source of Cuba's suffering is in Washington, not Havana. peoplesworld.org Mainstream media, the U.S. government, and some otherwise well-intentioned progressives have latched onto the demonstrations in Cuban cities this past weekend as evidence of the Cuban government's supposed economic mismanagement and political repression. The Cuban people are certainly experiencing serious suffering related to economic shortages and the pandemic right now; no one denies that. But …

Peoples Dispatch (2021-07-14). Cubans take to the streets in rejection of destabilization attempts. peoplesdispatch.org In response to the anti-government protests that took place in different parts of Cuba hundreds of Cubans hit the streets to express their support for the government and the Cuban Revolution.

Andrew Korybko (2021-07-14). Cuba: US-Backed Color Revolution or Legitimate COVID-Inspired Protests? globalresearch.ca

Leonardo Flores (2021-07-14). Protests in Cuba Stirred by the Hidden Hand of the United States. progressive.org Anti-Cuba propaganda is being pushed by the right, but the protests in Cuba are more of a condemnation of U.S. foreign policy than a reflection on the Cuban government.

Farooque Chowdhury (2021-07-14). Cuba faces looting, whose hands are behind it? mronline.org The Cuba "protest-story" is not a single incident. Similar foreign interference happened in other countries. The Cuba-protest-incident is not going to be last attempt by the Empire. | July 14, 2021 | Commentary…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-07-14). Cuba has endured and will endure: Roger Waters. peoplesdispatch.org Roger Waters and Vijay Prashad talk about Cuba's iconic history and inspiring actions as a beacon of resistance to imperialism and the example it has provided across the globe…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-07-14). Cuba Proves U.S. Involvement in Destabilization Actions against the Cuban People. libya360.wordpress.com Milagros Pichardo The member of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of Cuba and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla, accused the U.S. Government of being directly involved and of having serious responsibility in the incidents that occurred in our country on July 11th. The member of the Political Bureau of the Communist…

Editor2 (2021-07-14). Fake Social Media Operation from Abroad Catalyzed Cuba Incident. orinocotribune.com The renowned Spanish analyst Julián Macías Tovar has broken down the intense campaign extended across social media networks against the Cuban Revolution in the last few days. It was launched from outside of Cuba and one of its directors was the Argentinean Agus Antonelli, a right-wing political operator who has participated in several campaigns against leftist movements in Latin America. | The operation made extensive use of robots, algorithms, and accounts recently created for the occasion, intended to amplify the messages issued by the directors of the manipulative campaign. | The first account that used the ha…

Dave DeCamp (2021-07-14). Miami Mayor Says the US Should Consider Bombing Cuba. globalresearch.ca

_____ (2021-07-14). 'Shameful': Biden DHS Chief Says Haitian and Cuban Refugees Will Be Turned Away From US. commondreams.org It can be done. It must be done. For there is no tomorrow if we fail to decarbonize and thus rescue the planet from a climate catastrophe.

_____ (2021-07-14). Cuba and Color Revolution: A Cautionary Tale of the Next Phase of Forever-War. strategic-culture.org Today, we are seeing only the start of a fresh wave of global destabilization efforts, never-ending wars, Joaquin Flores writes. | If one believes that the protests in Cuba can be explained within the rubric of 20th century economic systems, and then believes they can go on to extract some great truths about socialism vs. capitalism, then they are misinformed. No, this is about technocracy, color revolution, and forever-war. | The events in Cuba were caused by the staged economic collapse directed by the IMF under the advisement of the World Economic Forum, under the pretext of supply-line stoppages and economic…

José dos Santos (2021-07-14). Cuba: Nueva hora de definiciones. globalizacion.ca Se presentía que no tardaría en llegar lo que ahora está sucediendo en Cuba y en su entorno: sólo hay que tener algo de memoria y ver las cosas como son y no como uno quisiera que fueran. La unidad…

Elmer Pineda dos Santos (2021-07-14). En Cuba, malestar popular, bloqueo sesentón e injerencismo. globalizacion.ca Miles de cubanos se manifestaron el domingo último en distintos sitios de la isla contra el desabastecimiento de artículos básicos, la carestía y los cortes de energía eléctrica, entre otras demandas, pero se registró algo inusual en los actos de…

Peter Bolton (2021-07-14). Washington's Weaponization of Protests in Cuba. zcomm.org Any change to Cuba's political and economic system and constitutional set-up must come exclusively from the Cuban people themselves — not from the outside…

Medea Benjamin (2021-07-14). The Hidden Hand of the US Blockade Sparks Cuba Protests. zcomm.org The protests should be understood in the context of a brutal economic war waged by the United States against the island nation for more than 60 years…

A Guest Author (2021-07-14). U.N. vote and car caravan for Cuba. workers.org By Bill Sacks New York City Of the 39 countries on which the U.S. imposes deadly economic and financial sanctions, the longest and most onerous sanctions have been imposed on Cuba through a 60-year blockade. And while Cuba, in defiance of the blockade, has survived and even thrived by establishing . . . |

Manolo De Los Santos (2021-07-14). The United States tries to take advantage of the price Cubans are paying for the blockade and the pandemic. mronline.org This small island of 11 million people has created five vaccine candidates and sent its medical workers through the Henry Reeve International Medical Brigade to heal people around the world. | July 14, 2021…

Staff (2021-07-14). "We Just Want the Basics": Rare Protests in Cuba Amid Deep Economic Crisis, Ongoing U.S. Blockade. democracynow.org We go to Havana, Cuba, to look at what is behind protests that brought thousands of people into the streets of Havana and other cities in rare anti-government protests denouncing the island's economic crisis during the COVID-19 pandemic. Cuba is facing its harshest phase of the pandemic with skyrocketing infections, and people are scrambling to cope amid shortages of medicine, food and other resources due to catastrophic U.S. sanctions. Thousands of others in Cuba led counterprotests in support of the Cuban Revolution and President Miguel Díaz-Canel. Cuban journalist Daniel Montero, a journalist with the independ…

DLI (2021-07-14). USA regime fans anti-Cuba protests. indybay.org 2 weeks after thoroughly embarrassed by a UN vote(184-2!) on the illegal & immoral blockade on Cuba, the Evil Empire strikes back, by promoting and hyping street protests in Cuba. Trying to salvage "face" in the international community, Washington tries to channel global opinion away from its criminal culpability in the rising domestic tensions on the Caribbean island socialist government.

ANSWER Coalition Bay Area (2021-07-14). Sunday 7/25: San Francisco Caravan: End the U.S. Blockade of Cuba – U.S. Hands Off Cuba! indybay.org Gather at 1875 Marin Street, SF…

_____ (2021-07-14). U.S. Regime Hides Global Support for Assange. strategic-culture.org On July 11th, was published online by "Assange Helfen" or "Help Assange" a "Brief der 120 fàºr die Freiheit von Julian Assange" or "Letter from the 120 for Freedom of Julian Assange," and those 120 are prominent progressive Germans who are pleading with the U.S.-allied German regime, to demand that the U.S. regime cease its imprisonment of Assange in a British high-security prison for extradition of him to the United States in order for him to be to killed by the U.S. regime.

cynthia papermaster (2021-07-14). Friday 7/16: Speaker Pelosi: "Help Free Julian Assange!" indybay.org Federal Building/Pelosi's office, 90 7th Street, San Francisco…

Staff (2021-07-14). Assange may never recover from 'torture' at Belmarsh, suicide becoming more likely the longer he stays in prison — doctor to RT. rt.com A doctor who has joined other medical professionals in calling for Julian Assange's release from prison told RT that the WikiLeaks co-founder's arbitrary and cruel detention continues to put him at risk of suicide. | The same concerns about Assange's mental health that led to the High Court in London blocking his extradition to the US in January are still relevant, perhaps even more so, today, Dr. William Hogan, a specialist in internal medicine and professor of biomedical informatics at the University of Florida's College of Medicine, said. | Hogan was among more than 200 medical experts who signed an open le…

G. Dunkel (2021-07-14). Roots of turmoil: U.S. — Hands off Haiti! workers.org In Haiti, around 1: 00 a.m., July 7, brand new SUVs without license plates pulled up to the private residence of President Jovenel MoàØse in Pétion-Ville. A team of assassins got out, slipped through his security and shot him dead. His spouse was severely injured. Since 2019 Haitian people have been . . . |

Staff (2021-07-14). Headlines for July 14, 2021. democracynow.org Biden Condemns Republican "Election Subversion" But Does Not Call for End to Filibuster, U.S. Starts Vaccinating ICE Prisoners; Calls Mount for Germany to Support Vaccine IP Waivers, More Suspects Sought in MoàØse Assassination as Groups Call on U.S. to Welcome Haitian Asylum Seekers, 72 Killed Amid Growing Unrest in South Africa, Mourners Gather in Ramallah for Funeral of Human Rights Activist Suha Jarrar, U.N. Rapporteur Says Israeli Settlements Constitute War Crimes, Calls for International Action, More Unmarked Graves Found at Another Canadian School for First Nations Children, Reproductive Rights Grou…

Tanya Wadhwa (2021-07-14). What we know about who is behind the assassination of Haiti's president. peoplesdispatch.org Investigations reveal that the US and at least one of its regional allies, Colombia, are implicated in the assassination of Haiti's de-facto president Jovenel MoàØse.

Editor (2021-07-14). A preemptive counter-revolution in Haiti? mronline.org Haiti Liberté editor and writer Kim Ives talks about the possible motivations behind the assassination of President Jovenel MoàØse, revealing developments about a possible uprising that the U.S. press rarely reports. | July 14, 2021…

Staff (2021-07-14). Links Between Hitman Recruiter Tony Intriago and Iván Duque Revealed. orinocotribune.com The recent assassination of the president of Haiti, Jovenel MoàØse, has once again exposed the tactics and plans of the United States and Colombia to overthrow governments of countries around the world, as evidence continue to surface of the links between Colombian President Iván Duque and detained Venezuelan businessman Antonio "Tony" Intriago, who was the recruiter of the Colombian hitmen arrested in Haiti. | An article published in La Nueva Prensa newspaper has disclosed that Antonio Intriago was the sponsor of the concert Venezuela Aid Live together with Iván Duque, held in Cúcuta in 2019 and which ser…

Staff (2021-07-14). Declassified US Documents Reveal Conspiracies Against Venezuela. orinocotribune.com In a meeting with the Special Commission for Dialogue, Peace and Reconciliation of the Venezuelan National Assembly, President Nicolás Maduro informed that "recently, a group of researchers from the United States have sent us a series of declassified documents which record the permanent conspiracy, the plots and the evil ways in which the sanctions were prepared. These documents also records the aggressions, the economic persecution and the attacks on our electrical grid and our public services, all of that to lead to an unmanageable situation with the purpose of creating an implosion of distress and discontent i…

Zahra Mirzafarjouyan (2021-07-14). US waives sanctions on Iran's access to frozen assets. en.mehrnews.com The US State Department announced that it would waive sanctions on Iran's access to frozen assets in South Korea and Japan.

Staff (2021-07-14). End of the Hyperinflationary Cycle? New Signs of Economic Recovery in Venezuela. orinocotribune.com By Orlando Rangel Y — Jul 13, 2021 | Sudden increases in parallel foreign exchange market relative to the local currency are becoming less frequent. | Venezuela has been going through years of a hyperinflationary cycle that seems to have no end, which got exacerbated with the economic blockade imposed by the US and the sanctions of the European Union (EU). This has created a content in which the quality of life of its citizens is pressured to the limit, deteriorating their purchasing power and increasing inequality. | However, the sudden price increases that were recorded from time to time in the parallel…

José Carlos Llerena Robles (2021-07-14). There's a Dirty Tricks Campaign in Peru to Deny Left's Presidential Victory. zcomm.org The campaign to overturn Peru's presidential election results is one of "unconventional warfare."

Mark Gruenberg (2021-07-14). Push is on to protect voting rights by ending filibuster. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON—Even as progressives and Texans fighting for voting rights praised Democratic President Joe Biden's speech on voting rights, they're demanding those rights be protected and enhanced by killing the Senate filibuster, thus letting key pro-voting rights measures go through. But Biden hasn't gone there yet, though the progressives—so far—didn't say so. In his ringing speech …

WSWS (2021-07-14). In speech on voting rights, Biden acknowledges American democracy is at death's door. wsws.org Biden's dire acknowledgement of the state of American democracy stood in the starkest contrast to the feckless and impotent character of his proposals to defend it.

Staff (2021-07-14). "We're Staying Out": Texas State Democrats Who Fled to D.C. Tell Congress to Pass Voting Laws Now. democracynow.org We speak with two of the Texas Democratic lawmakers who fled to Washington, D.C., to block suppressive new voting laws in their home state and who are calling on Congress to quickly pass legislation protecting voting rights. Texas Republican Governor Greg Abbott threatened them with arrest the moment they return to their state and said he would keep them "in chamber" in order to pass the new voting bills, but the fugitive lawmakers say they intend to stay in Washington for as long as necessary. "We're staying out," says Jasmine Crockett, a Democrat representing Dallas in the Texas House. "We're not going to be bu…

Declaration for American Demcracy, partner (2021-07-14). Saturday 7/17: Corte Madera: Good Trouble Vigil for Democracy & Voting Rights. indybay.org Corte Madera Town Park, 498 Tamalpais Dr., Corte Madera 94925…

Declaration for American Democracy & partners (2021-07-14). Saturday 7/17: Oakland: Good Trouble Vigil for Democracy & Voting Rights. indybay.org Preservation Park at pavilion and fountain site, 1233 Preservation Park Way, Oakland 94612 | Peaceful event. Follow all current COVID guidelines.

Declaration for American Democracy & partners (2021-07-14). Saturday 7/17: Good Trouble Virtual Vigil for Democracy & Voting Rights. indybay.org Online call to action event…

Declartion for American Demcracy, partners (2021-07-14). Saturday 7/17: San Rafael: Good Trouble Vigil for Democracy & Voting Rights. indybay.org San Rafael City Plaza, 1000 4th Street, San Rafael 94901…

Declaration for American Democracy & partners (2021-07-14). Saturday 7/17: Sacramento: Good Trouble Vigil for Democracy and Voting Rights. indybay.org California State Capitol, 1315 10th St, Sacramento, CA 95814 | Peaceful event. Follow all current COVID guidelines.

Declartion for American Demcracy, partners (2021-07-14). Saturday 7/17: Petaluma: Good Trouble Vigil for Democracy and Voting Rights. indybay.org Petaluma Fairgrounds Park & Ride, 100 Fairgrounds Dr., Petaluma 94952…

Mark Gruenberg (2021-07-14). AFL-CIO: Paywatch data shows need for PRO Act. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON—The yawning gap—and in many cases, a chasm—between rich company CEOs and the rest of us, especially their workers, is yet another reason Congress should pass the Protect The Right To Organize (PRO) Act, AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Liz Shuler says. And the labor federation will take that message, among others in favor of the legislation, on …

RobertAlvarez (2021-07-14). Billionaire Pandemic Wealth Gain Could Pay For Biden's American Families Plan. ips-dc.org Over the last 16 months, since the formal beginning of the pandemic lockdown, the combined wealth of 713 U.S. billionaires has surged by $1.8 trillion, a gain of almost 60 percent. The total combined wealth of U.S. billionaires increased from $2.9 trillion on March 18, 2020 to $4.7 trillion on July 9, 2021. | Billionaire wealth has steadily increased since 1990, but one-third of their wealth gains have occurred during the pandemic. U.S. Billionaire wealth increased 19-fold over the last 31 years, from an inflation adjusted $240 billion in 1990 to $4.7 trillion in 2021. | See the full analysis prepared by the Amer…

Robert Penner (2021-07-14). Milwaukee activists commemorate 40th anniversary of killing and police torture of Ernest Lacy. liberationnews.org Thousands of people took to the streets for weeks in the wake of the killing of Lacy, "Ten thousand strong every day," according to Mertyl Lacy, Ernest's 88-year-old mother.

Michael T. Klare (2021-07-14). On the Brink in 2026: U.S.-China Near-War Status Report. juancole.com ( Tomdispatch.com ) — It's the summer of 2026, five years after the Biden administration identified the People's Republic of China as the principal threat to U.S. security and Congress passed a raft of laws mandating a society-wide mobilization to ensure permanent U.S. domination of the Asia-Pacific region. Although major armed conflict between the United …

Staff (2021-07-14). Jorge Rodríguez Denounces New Drone Assassination Attempt on President Maduro & Connection Between Extreme Right and Cota 905 Terrorism. orinocotribune.com This Tuesday, July 13, during a press conference held at the Federal Legislative Palace, the president of Venezuela's National Assembly (AN), deputy Jorge Rodríguez, presented new evidence of destabilization attempts perpetrated by the extreme right, which armed and trained the gangs of Cota 905 to try overthrowing the government of President Nicolás Maduro. | Rodríguez stated that on June 22 an attack was thwarted that would have targeted President Nicolás Maduro while he was inaugurating the monument for the Bicentennial of the Battle of Carabobo. Four drones were used in the attack, which were intercepted and…

scorinoco (2021-07-14). The Syria Deception: The Public Has Been Hoodwinked Yet Again into Supporting a Criminal War of Aggression — and One That Has Been Effectively Lost. orinocotribune.com By Jeremy Kuzmarov — Jul 8, 2021 | United States warmakers have become so skilled at propaganda that not only can they wage a war of aggression without arousing protest; they can also compel liberals to denounce peace activists using language reminiscent of the McCarthy era. | Take the case of Syria. The people and groups one would normally count on to oppose wars have been the ones largely defending it. They have also often been the ones to label war opponents as "Assad apologists" or "genocide deniers"—causing them to be blacklisted. | A protest against US bombing of Syria in April 2017, near the Mar…

Al Neal (2021-07-14). "Everything's bigger in Texas" includes racism and bigotry. peoplesworld.org They (almost all Texans you meet) say, "everything is bigger in Texas. And if you read between those words, you will find that "bigger in Texas" also includes racism, bigotry, and direct assaults against democracy. It is a hard pill to swallow, but in these moments following Donald Trump's ruinous single term in the White …

The Socialist Program (2021-07-14). Soaring Rents Lead to New Housing Crisis. liberationnews.org Brian Becker and Prof. Richard Wolff continue a discussion on the Marxist understanding of the housing market, today focusing on the system of rent and the current crisis resulting from soaring rents.

scorinoco (2021-07-14). Election Officials Ban German Communist Party from Running Candidates. orinocotribune.com On July 8, a committee of the German parliament responsible for arranging the election scheduled for September 26 decided 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 not appear on ballots anywhere in the country. The committee used the late submission of accounts as a pretext for its ban on the Communists. | The leadership of the DKP learned about the decision only through press reports. The Federal Election Commissio…

Staff (2021-07-14). Javier Tarazona of Fundaredes Allegedly Involved in Foiled Kidnapping Operation Requested by Colombia's Duque. orinocotribune.com The president of Venezuela's National Assembly (AN), deputy Jorge Rodríguez announced on Monday, July 13, that in the next few days a press conference will be held to give more details of the case of Javier Tarazona. Rodriguez explained that Tarazona intended to cooperate in a kidnapping operation aiming at "removing by force" a woman from Venezuela to Colombia. Rodriguez choose not to give more details and suggested journalists to wait for the upcoming press conference with all the details about this case. | "We have evidence on the so-called Tarazona case that we are going to be showing in the coming days," Rod…

Ed Rampell (2021-07-14). On the Topanga Trail of the Assassins: 'Caesar' on stage in L.A. peoplesworld.org Friends! Angelenos! Theatergoers! Send me your rears—to fill the seats at that Roman-style amphitheater known as Will Geer's Theatricum Botanicum. After an interregnum due to the you-know-what, WGTB is back, launching its new season with a do-not-dare-miss Julius Caesar. William Shakespeare's immortal drama about intrigue and political liquidation opened with impeccable timing, coming hard on …

Mirinda Crissman (2021-07-14). No 'middle ground' — Abolish the death penalty! workers.org Protesters march on the Texas State Capitol building at the annual 2011 March to Abolish the Death Penalty. President Biden is under intense pressure from activists around the country to abolish the federal death penalty after a state-sanctioned bloodbath marked the end of his predecessor's first and only term. President . . . |

Heather Hollingsworth, Josh Funk (2021-07-14). U.S. COVID-19 cases rising again, doubling over three weeks. peoplesworld.org The COVID-19 curve in the U.S. is rising again after months of decline, with the number of new cases per day doubling over the past three weeks, driven by the fast-spreading delta variant, lagging vaccination rates and Fourth of July gatherings. Confirmed infections climbed to an average of about 23,600 a day on Monday, up …

Mark Gruenberg (2021-07-14). Labor, allies hail Biden order cracking down on corporate greed. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON—The Communications Workers, the National Consumers League and Public Citizen are leading the cheers for President Joe Biden's sweeping executive order to federal agencies telling them to crack down on corporate greed and monopolistic practices that drive down workers' wages and drive up prices. Biden's sweeping 72-page order tells the Justice Department, the Federal Trade …

ecns.cn (2021-07-14). China supports Afghanistan to build inclusive gov't on its own: FM. ecns.cn China expects Afghanistan to make a broad and inclusive power arrangement, pursue a steady and sound policy toward Muslims, resolutely fight all types of terrorism and extremist thoughts, and commit to friendly relations with all its neighbors, Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi has said.

natashahz (2021-07-14). Chris Hedges and Slavoj Zizek on the Pandemic's Ramifications. scheerpost.com On this week's "On Contact," in the first of a two-part interview, Chris Hedges discusses the social, political, cultural economic ramifications of the pandemic with the philosopher Slavoj Zizek. Below is an excerpt from Slavoj Zizek's new book Pandemic!: Covid 19 Shakes the World. "Driven by demand to persevere and not to fail, as well …

Dean Baker (2021-07-14). The NYT Goes Looney Tunes on the Fed. counterpunch.org The New York Times had a bizarre piece by Karen Petrou attacking the Fed for its low interest rate policy. The column title tells the story, "Only the Rich Could Love This Economic Recovery." This is bizarre, because people who read the news section of the NYT would know that workers have more bargaining power

Dr. Rudolf Hà§nsel (2021-07-14). "The Fog of Uncertainty": An Opportunity for the Citizen in Every War. globalresearch.ca

Paul Buhle (2021-07-14). "My Name is Called Disturbance:" the Student Movement to Get Stanford Out of the Vietnam War. counterpunch.org Lenny Siegel's Disturbing the War. The Inside Story of the Movement to Get Stanford University Out of Southeast Asia, 1965-1975, an intimate account of campus-and-community struggle, by a sometime mayor (!) of Mountain View, hits close to home for this reviewer. The banner event that brought a sleepy University of Wisconsin campus to life politically, expanding

Rick Rozoff (2021-07-14). Biden-Putin meeting: no to nuclear war, yes to wars that can lead to nuclear war. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com [But they promised not to attack us! Treaty of Tilsit 1807. Molotov—Ribbentrop Pact 1939.] Moscow wanted to state inadmissibility of any war with US, Russian delegation says The Russian delegation hoped that "the United States does not intend to engage in a conflict with Russia using conventional weapons" Russia intended to declare [the] inadmissibility of …

The Global Research Team (2021-07-14). Independent Media and Freedom of Expression. Global Research Needs Your Support. globalresearch.ca Dear readers, | Running an independent counter-current news media in 2021 at the height of an unfolding World crisis is no easy feat. | Independent media and freedom of expression are threatened. The ultimate goal is the silencing of any voice …

Peoples Dispatch (2021-07-14). Prominent Egyptians announce hunger strike in solidarity with political prisoners. peoplesdispatch.org Journalist Karim Yehia, human rights activist Mohammed Zaree and anti-torture activist Aida Seif al-Dawla are among those who announced hunger strikes in solidarity with the approximately 60,000 political prisoners in Egypt…

Joris Leverink (2021-07-14). Spadework: Multidirectional Kung Fu Class Struggle. roarmag.org In this episode, we consider the role of organized labor in the crisis of neoliberalism with labor organizer, campaigner, trainer and migrant rights activist, Valery Alzaga. Drawing on decades of experiences within the global world of organized labor, this episode takes us through Valery's journey in order to elaborate the difficulty trade unions have had in adapting to a world no longer defined by…

Luciana Bohne (2021-07-14). American Dauphin: Cognitive Dissonance in the White House Imperial Palace. globalresearch.ca

Editor (2021-07-14). York professor expands global understanding of Karl Marx and Marxism with seven books in three years. mronline.org Driven and passionate about the significance of Marx's contributions in politics, sociology, the critique of political economy and philosophy, Musto has delivered seven books within the last three years. | July 14, 2021…

Lekgantshi Console Tleane (2021-07-14). The 'Zuma Riots' and the Decadence of Capitalism. counterpunch.org In scenes reminiscent of the 1980s uprisings, South Africa has exploded into chaos following the incarceration of former president Jacob Zuma, prompting the deployment of the army in black townships. It will be the first time that the army is deployed to deal with political unrest since the end of juridical apartheid. Zuma's supporters had warned that there would be unrest

Peoples Dispatch (2021-07-14). Thai activists condemn cancellation of COVID testing facility for migrant workers. peoplesdispatch.org According to reports, the government's move may leave over 30,000 high-risk expatriate workers in the capital region, mostly from Cambodia, Laos and Myanmar, without any assistance…

WSWS (2021-07-14). Video: Volvo workers call for rejection of third TA. wsws.org This video features two striking Volvo workers in Virginia speaking on their struggle and denouncing the UAW's efforts to ram through a pro-company contract already voted down by the rank-and-file.

ecns.cn (2021-07-14). U.S. congressman warns against new 'Cold War'. ecns.cn U.S. Congressman Mark Green has warned against a new "Cold War" between the United States and China.

WSWS (2021-07-14). Record inflation in US leads to double digit increases in basic consumer goods. wsws.org Rising food, shelter and car prices, coupled with stagnant wages and the ending of pandemic-related government programs, leaves millions on the brink of destitution, fueling class tensions.

Rick Rozoff (2021-07-14). NATO reassigns Luftwaffe's Red Baron to Eastern Front. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com NATO reassigns Luftwaffe's Red Baron to Eastern Front Russia can't make a move without the West drawing disparaging historical parallels. Everything from planning a natural gas pipeline to holding a routine military exercises conjures up allusions to Joseph Stalin or Ivan the Terrible. Not so with NATO actions, however. German warplanes can regularly fly over …

Daniel Larison (2021-07-14). Has Biden Botched Diplomacy with Iran? globalresearch.ca

WSWS (2021-07-14). New Zealand nurses prepare more strikes as healthcare crisis worsens. wsws.org Despite overwhelming support for strikes, the New Zealand Nurses Organisation is seeking to call off the next scheduled actions and come up with another sellout deal.

RobertAlvarez (2021-07-14). Excessive Corporate Power Breeds Political Repression. ips-dc.org Free trade agreements and other neoliberal economic rules grant We are increasingly seeing this in the Northern Triangle of Central America, which includes Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador. The people of these count…

Editor (2021-07-14). Richard Lewontin: the dialectical biologist (1929-2021). mronline.org Rare among scientists, Lewontin's science and politics were guided by a conscious philosophical outlook, which he staunchly and unapologetically defended throughout his life. | July 14, 2021 | Newswire…

Lawrence Wittner (2021-07-14). Conflict or Cooperation in U.S.-China Relations? counterpunch.org The United States and China, the world's mightiest military and economic powers, are currently heading toward a Cold War or even a hot one, with disastrous consequences. But an alternative path is available and could be taken. Beginning in 2018, U.S. government policy toward China turned sharply hostile, bringing relations between the two nations to

Dr. Rudolf Hà§nsel (2021-07-14). Der Nebel der Ungewissheit birgt in jedem Krieg eine Chance fàºr den Bàºrger. globalresearch.ca

WSWS (2021-07-14). United Steelworkers moves to shut down three month long strike, while steelworkers express outrage over sellout contract at ATI. wsws.org The United Steelworkers claimed last night that that a contract proposal ratifying hundreds of job cuts had passed and that they are shutting down the three-month strike by 1,300 steelworkers at Allegheny Technologies.

Peter Byrne (2021-07-14). Death by Design: How the National Park Service Experiments on Tule Elk. counterpunch.org Instagram users love the captive tule elk hoofing Tomales Point at the northern tip of Point Reyes National Seashore. The sleek, befurred mammals seem to commune with tourists who stroll a well-traveled trail in the preserve. Tule elk are Yoda-like, with big, brown eyes. They trumpet, munch flowers and make love in harems. According to

WSWS (2021-07-14). The nationalist diatribe of a Left Party leader— a review of the new book by Sahra Wagenknecht. wsws.org Wagenknecht venomously fulminates against "cosmopolitanism" and cultural openness while promoting protectionism and a strong state, and denouncing migrants and refugees.

WSWS (2021-07-14). Volvo Trucks workers revoting today on rejected contract as opposition mounts to UAW collusion with corporations. wsws.org Striking Volvo workers are campaigning to decisively defeat the UAW-backed deal, which nearly two-thirds of the workforce has already rejected.

WSWS (2021-07-14). Volvo Trucks workers re-voting today on rejected contract: Live updates. wsws.org There is widespread opposition among Volvo Trucks workers to the re-vote ordered by the United Auto Workers on a third tentative agreement, which nearly two-thirds of the workforce have already rejected.

Nabil Salih (2021-07-14). Iraq's Streets Are Littered with the Memories of Our Dead. globalresearch.ca

Peoples Dispatch (2021-07-14). Complaint filed against former Argentine president Macri over ammunition supply to Bolivian coup regime. peoplesdispatch.org Former Argentine President Mauricio Macri and nine former officials of his government have been accused of aggravated smuggling of weapons and war ammunition, embezzlement of public funds, abuse of authority and crimes that compromise the peace and dignity of the Nation…

WSWS (2021-07-14). New York City's arts organizations have lost nearly $1 billion in income due to pandemic. wsws.org One measure of the toll that the COVID-19 pandemic has taken on American and global cultural life has been its impact on artists in New York, the major cultural center in the US.

Rick Rozoff (2021-07-14). NATO's 800-mile border in South America. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com NATO's 800-mile border in South America The website of NATO's Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE) in Mons, Belgium featured a story on Bastille Day in which it interviewed a French chief petty officer with the SHAPE military police. SHAPE had been based in France until the government of President Charles de Gaulle evicted it …

Michael F. Brown (2021-07-14). Wooing Democrats, Yair Lapid embraces racism. electronicintifada.net Congressman Gregory Meeks looks the other way as Israel debates bigoted citizenship law.

Zachary Reimer (2021-07-14). Imperialism, Migrant Labor, and the Nation: The Canadian Example. mronline.org By centering "human capital" and providing more pathways to work and residency for higher-skilled migrants, despite lower-skilled migrant workers having a far greater desire to temporarily migrate and permanently settle, Canada is able to continually reap the benefits of both high-skilled and low-skilled labor without having to socially reproduce either. | July 14, 2021…

WSWS (2021-07-14). United Steelworkers moves to shut down three-month-long strike, while steelworkers express outrage over sellout contract at ATI. wsws.org The United Steelworkers claimed last night that a contract proposal ratifying hundreds of job cuts had passed and that they are shutting down the three-month strike by 1,300 steelworkers at Allegheny Technologies.

_____ (2021-07-14). Tribe is now an owner of the power grid. popularresistance.org "These rights of way were coming due and we had a tenuous relationship with the power company at the time because they just didn't appreciate what a tribe was and they were going to come and power their way through," said Robert Martin, who retired as chairman of the tribe at the end of June. "So over a period of several years, we put together a team that we negotiated with the state."

WSWS (2021-07-14). Build rank-and-file committees! Support the strike of the American Volvo workers! wsws.org The struggle against the return to the 40-hour week at Volvo in Ghent is part of a worldwide radicalization of the working class and requires an international strategy.

José Luis Granados Ceja (2021-07-14). Venezuelan Gov't Shows Evidence of Alleged Opposition Ties to Violent Groups in Caracas. venezuelanalysis.com Far-right leader Leopoldo López was reportedly looking to take advantage of the violence in the popular barrios of Caracas in order to advance destabilization efforts.

M. K. Bhadrakumar (2021-07-14). Takeaways for Russia, India from Merkel's US Visit. globalresearch.ca

Fight Back (2021-07-14). Flint, MI: Tallahassee activists, community members demand justice for Donald Stokes II. fightbacknews.org Flint, MI – On July 12, two dozen Flint community members and some unexpected allies from Tallahassee, Florida gathered in front of the downtown Flint courthouse, to demand justice for Donald Stokes II. Stokes was a 19-year-old African American teenager killed in Flint, Michigan. | In the early-morning hours of May 23, Donald Stokes, affectionately also known as "Nephew" and "Dapper," approached what he believed to be his brother's house. According to his family, before Stokes even made it to the top of the steps, he was shot three times by the as-yet-unnamed homeowner. The Genesee County Prosecutor's Office…

Javier Sierra (2021-07-14). Climate Crisis Is Worse for Latinx People. progressive.org Millions of Latinx people work in farming and construction, outdoor activities that make them much more vulnerable to heat and its health consequences.

Medea Benjamin, Nicolas J. S. Davies (2021-07-14). America's Afghan War Is Over, So What About Iraq — and Iran? counterpunch.org At Bagram air-base, Afghan scrap merchants are already picking through the graveyard of U.S. military equipment that was until recently the headquarters of America's 20-year occupation of their country. Afghan officials say the last U.S. forces slipped away from Bagram in the dead of night, without notice or coordination. The Taliban are rapidly expanding their

Will Folks (2021-07-14). College of Charleston Amends COVID-19 Vaccination Policies After Concerns Raised by SC Attorney General. globalresearch.ca

Jenna Orkin (2021-07-14). On "Gain of Function" Research, COVID-19 and the Shortcomings of the Biological Weapons Convention: an Interview with Laurie Garrett. counterpunch.org The following e-interview was conducted with Pulitzer Prize winning author Laurie Garrett, after I heard her Zoom interview on This Week in Virology. Having abandoned the pursuit of a PhD in bacteriology and immunology in order to become a journalist, Garrett is a foremost exemplar of "knowledge-based journalism," whose book, THE COMING PLAGUE: Newly Emerging Diseases in a World

Rick Rozoff (2021-07-14). SCO: U.S. promoting Indo-Pacific initiative to contain Russia and China, weaken ASEAN. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com SCO: U.S. promoting Indo-Pacific initiative to contain Russia and China, weaken ASEAN Washington is pushing its Indo-Pacific agenda to isolate Russia, deter China and diminish the role of the ten-nation Association of Southeast Asian Nations. The above accusation was made by the Russian delegation to a meeting of foreign ministers of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization …

Rick Rozoff (2021-07-14). Not invited: targeted. NATO excluded Belarus, Russia from 32-nation partnership meeting. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com NATO excluded Belarus, Russia from 32-nation partnership meeting Lieutenant Hans-Werner Wiermann, Director General of the NATO International Military Staff, held a meeting of NATO partner states — the first in-person one since the advent of the COVID-19 outbreak — at the military alliance's headquarters in Brussels, Belgium on July 14. The get-together was designed to …

Peoples Dispatch (2021-07-14). Families of blast victims protest as crisis worsens in Lebanon and other stories. peoplesdispatch.org Today we look at protests by families of the victims of the 2020 Beirut Port blast, the condition of migrant workers in Thailand during the pandemic, and more…

Pamela Rafalow Grossman (2021-07-14). Making an Issue of—And a Film About—Gun Control. progressive.org Judd Ehrlich's new documentary "The Price of Freedom" explores the history of the NRA, the Founding Fathers' stance on gun control, and the connection between racism and gun violence.

WSWS (2021-07-14). Scores die in Iraq COVID hospital fire for second time in three months. wsws.org The horrific inferno in Nasiriyah is another price paid by Iraq's people for the destruction of the country's health care system and infrastructure by US imperialism.

Moderator (2021-07-14). Democratic Senators Call for Investigation of Tax Avoidance by the Ultrawealthy. scheerpost.com Wikimedia Commons) By Jesse Eisinger, Paul Kiel and Jeff Ernsthausen / ProPublica This story was originally published by ProPublica ProPublica is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative newsroom. Sign up for The Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox.Series: The Secret IRS Files Inside the Tax Records of the .001% Two prominent members of the Senate Finance Committee… |

WSWS (2021-07-14). Sydney workers and youth speak out against NSW government's criminally-negligent response to COVID-19 outbreak. wsws.org People that are isolated, don't speak English and are not given clear information in their own language are confused and at risk. These are the people that could get infected and die.

Fight Back (2021-07-14). Protesting U.S. Rep. Schakowsky – No tax dollars for jailing Palestinian kids. fightbacknews.org Chicago, IL – Pro-Palestinian protesters gathered July 8 at the office of U.S. Representative Jan Schakowsky to demand she sign onto HR2590. The bill would ensure taxpayer funds are not used by Israel to support the military detention of Palestinian children, the unlawful seizure and destruction of Palestinian property and forcible transfer of civilians in the West Bank, or annexation of Palestinian land. | The protest was a part of a week of action called for by the U.S. Palestinian Community Network (USPCN). The bill would be a very important step in limiting U.S. aid to the Israeli apartheid state, which uses…

WSWS (2021-07-14). 120 million people pushed to extreme poverty by COVID-19 pandemic. wsws.org The UN's Sustainable Development Goals Report 2021 exposes the devastating toll that the response of the world capitalist system to the coronavirus pandemic has had on billions of people throughout the world.

Abdaljawad Omar (2021-07-14). How the Palestinian Authority manages dissent. electronicintifada.net The PA's grip on power grows increasingly tenuous even as it wields the politics of fitna.

Editor (2021-07-14). Rethinking Japan's Red Years. mronline.org The New Left is generally seen globally as emerging from the aftermath of the "revelations" about Stalin in Khrushchev's "secret speech"' at the 20th Congress of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union in early 1956, and the reaction to the Soviet invasion of Hungary later that same year. | July 14, 2021…

WSWS (2021-07-14). Volvo Trucks workers confront UAW officials during re-vote on rejected contract: Live updates. wsws.org Striking Volvo workers in Dublin, Virginia also received strong statements of support from Volvo Cars workers in Ghent, Belgium on Wednesday.

Thomas Knapp (2021-07-14). Internet Censorship: The Real Monopoly Threat. counterpunch.org "If [Donald] Trump and [Bernie] Sanders take the same position on Big Tech censorship," David Catron writes at The American Spectator, "the issue deserves serious attention." He's right, but in pretty much the opposite of the way he intends. When the mainstream "right" and "left" agree on anything, that's almost always a blazing neon sign warning

Rebecca Gordon (2021-07-14). A Climate View From California. counterpunch.org In San Francisco, we're finally starting to put away our masks. With 74% of the city's residents over 12 fully vaccinated, for the first time in more than a year we're enjoying walking, shopping, and eating out, our faces naked. So I was startled when my partner reminded me that we need to buy masks

RobertAlvarez (2021-07-14). The Politics of American Protest, With a North Korean Twist. ips-dc.org Gwen Berry recently protested the playing of the U.S. national anthem by turning away from the flag and holding up a shirt that read "activist athlete." The protest took place at the Olympic trials in Oregon where Berry had placed third in the hammer throw competition. Her action immediately drew angry responses from the right-wing side of the political spectrum. | A number of right-wing politicians and commentators called her unpatriotic and demanded that she be kicked off the Olympic team. As Tom Cotton, Republican senator from Arkansas, put it: "If Gwen Berry is so embarrassed by America, then there's no reaso…

_____ (2021-07-14). America's Afghan War Is (Partially) Over, So What About Iraq — and Iran? popularresistance.org People of good will all over the world hope for a peaceful future for the people of Afghanistan, but the only legitimate role the United States can play there now is to pay reparations, in whatever form, for the damage it has done and the pain and deaths it has caused. Speculation in the U.S. political class and corporate media about how the U.S. can keep bombing and killing Afghans from "over the horizon" should cease. The U.S. and its corrupt puppet government lost this war. Now it's up to the Afghans to forge their future.

F. William Engdahl (2021-07-14). "Fit for 55": The EU Green Deal and the Industrial Collapse of Europe. globalresearch.ca

Zahra Mirzafarjouyan (2021-07-14). 'Vedas' to vie at Visioni Corte Intl. Short FilmFest. en.mehrnews.com Iranian short film 'Vedas' by Dariush Jafari, will take part in the 10th edition of the Visioni Corte International Short Film Festival in Italy.

Lucas Leiroz de Almeida (2021-07-14). Paris Announces Troops Withdrawal from Mali, Admitting Failure of Its Sahel Strategy. globalresearch.ca

WSWS (2021-07-14). Belgian Volvo Cars workers support striking Volvo workers in Virginia. wsws.org The WSWS spoke with workers today at the afternoon shift change at Volvo Cars in Ghent, Belgium about their struggle and the ongoing Volvo Trucks strike in Virginia…

Liz Kimbrough (2021-07-14). Soy and Cattle Team Up to Drive Deforestation in South America: Study. globalresearch.ca

Peoples Dispatch (2021-07-14). Dispatches from India: The Specter of Inequality. peoplesdispatch.org We take a look at the nature of inequality in the country, the difficulties faced by displaced slum dwellers in the city of Chennai and the struggles of students in the Ladakh region in the absence of internet connectivity…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-07-14). Palestinian Peoples Party withdraws from Palestinian Authority government. peoplesdispatch.org The central committee of the Palestinian Peoples Party (PPP) confirmed on Tuesday, July 13 that it has expelled Palestinian Authority's (PA) labor minister, Nasri Abu Jaish, from its primary membership and that it is no longer a part of the PA government headed by prime minister Mohammad Shtayyeh. The PPP central committee issued a statement saying that it is "no longer represented in any form or by anyone in the government." | The expulsion of Jaish followed his refusal to resign from ministership in the PA government despite the PPP asking him to do so in its June 27 decision to withdraw from the PA government.

David Swanson (2021-07-14). Military suicides outpace combat deaths since 9/11 — study. warisacrime.org

M. K. Bhadrakumar (2021-07-14). China Opens the SCO Pathway to Kabul, India Should Go Along. asia-pacificresearch.com

Joseph Thomas (2021-07-14). Belt & Road: The China-Laos-Thailand Corridor. asia-pacificresearch.com

Newsclick (2021-07-14). Billionaire space race: Joyride for the ultra rich. peoplesdispatch.org Richard Branson, Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk are engaged in a new space race which has been widely hailed by the media. But is this really about exploration or the mere whims of a few rich men?

Ramzy Baroud (2021-07-14). Kneeling against Racism: Solidarity in EURO 2020 Should Not be 'Controversial'. counterpunch.org Another football 'controversy' has started when football players participating in the ongoing 'UEFA Euro 2020', kneeled down during national anthems to protest racism, a serious problem that has plagued football stadiums for many years. Yet, while some players chose to kneel down, others opted not to, offering flimsy excuses as "players weren't ready", and "politics

WSWS (2021-07-14). UK: Thousands visit mural of footballer Marcus Rashford to protest its defacing by racists. wsws.org Rashford, along with two other black England players, missed a penalty in the decisive shootout at the end of the match. All were targeted for online racist abuse.

Ramzy Baroud (2021-07-14). Family Separation Law: Israel's demographic war on the Palestinians intensifies. juancole.com ( Middle East Monitor ) — When the Israeli Knesset (parliament) failed to renew what is commonly referred to as the Family Reunification Law, news reports and analyses misrepresented the story altogether. The even split of 59 MKs voting in favour of the law and 59 against it gave the erroneous impression that Israeli lawmakers …

teleSUR, lfl, JGN (2021-07-14). Miles de personas abandonan sus hogares por incendios en EE.UU. telesurtv.net Casi 60 siniestros arrasaron con zonas secas boscosas desde Alaska a Wyoming, sobre todo en Arizona, Idaho y Montana.

Anonymous669 (2021-07-14). Aerial Images Expose Illegal Oil Trafficking Between Kurdish Forces, Turkey's Proxies In Syria. southfront.org The Oil Stills of Al Mansura near Al Raqqah Photo: David Rose | On July 10, The photos, which were likely taken by a Russian reconnaissance, show a meeting point on the M4 highway where Kurdish forces hand over oil illegally produced from northeastern Syria fields to Turkish-backed militants. | The oil is shipped from the Kurdish-held town of Manbij…

Anonymous669 (2021-07-14). Saudi Officials Claim 'Accident' Behind Large Explosions In Ammo Depots Near Al-Kharj (Video). southfront.org Screen grab from one of the explosions' videos. | Early on July 14, a series of explosions rocked the outskirts of the central Saudi city of al-Kharaj to the south of the Kingdom's capital al-Riyadh. | Local activists shared videos on social media showing large explosions near al-Kharaj, where ammunition depots and military bases are known to be located. | A spokesman for the Saudi Ministry of Defense, Brigadier General Turki al-Malki, claimed in a brief statement that an "accident" was behind the explosions. | "An inciden…

Anonymous669 (2021-07-14). Drone Strike Reported On Syrian-Iraqi Border Few Hours After Attack On Al-Omar Oil Fields. southfront.org Photo: U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Brian Ferguson | Late on July 13, an unidentified combat drone targeted a military crossing on the Syrian-Iraqi border, according to the London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. | The crossing, which is located in the village of al-Harra in the southern countryside of Syria's Deir Ezzor, is allegedly run by Iranian-backed Iraqi forces. No losses were reportedly as a result of the drone strike. | If confirmed, this will not be the first such strike this year. On May 22,…

Robert Hunziker (2021-07-14). A World of Total Illusion and Fantasy. dissidentvoice.org Facing Future.TV founder and executive producer Stuart Scott and co-host Dale Walkonen recently broadcast a wide-ranging interview with Noam Chomsky about the state of human existence in the face of universal decadence. They started by referencing the Doomsday Clock (Science and Security Board Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists), which has pegged humanity's risk of annihilation …

Kenneth Surin (2021-07-14). Boris Johnson Goes Full-On Bolsonaro. counterpunch.org Its seemingly unaccountable authoritarian leader Jair Bolsonaro has been widely criticized for his callous and irresponsible handling of Brazil's Covid pandemic. Last week the British prime minister Boris "BoJo" Johnson put Bolsonaro on notice: the latter would now have a serious rival when it comes to death-dealing standards and ways where Covid is concerned. BoJo said he planned to lift almost all remaining restrictions in England on July 19 — a day dubbed "Freedom Day" by the idiot pro-Tory tabloids.

_____ (2021-07-14). Top CEOs Made Nearly 300 Times More Than Average Employee During Pandemic. commondreams.org The social media giant said that in the second half of 2020, the accounts of nearly 200 verified reporters and news outlets worldwide faced 361 legal demands to remove content—a 26% increase from the first half of the year.

_____ (2021-07-14). The Case Is Made—and the Time Is Now—for a Civilian Climate Corps. commondreams.org "Billionaires have gotten $1.8 trillion richer, nearly all tax-free, since the pandemic began. Don't tell us we can't afford a bold reconciliation package."

_____ (2021-07-14). Rights Coalition Demands US Retailers Reject Use of Facial Recognition. commondreams.org "We can raise some $4 trillion for vital public services simply by ensuring the rich and corporations begin paying their fair share of taxes," said Americans for Tax Fairness.

_____ (2021-07-14). Twitter Reports Rise in Governments Demanding Removal of Journalists' Content. commondreams.org By raising taxes on the wealthy and redirecting other public resources, we can meet everyone's needs and strengthen our economy.

_____ (2021-07-14). 'A Big Deal,' Says Sanders as Dems Agree to Pursue a $3.5 Trillion Reconciliation Bill. commondreams.org "The House must put forward a larger investment than this and hold the line on what we need," said the youth-led Sunrise Movement. "Climate priorities cannot be cut."

_____ (2021-07-14). Drug War Foes Applaud Senators' Bill to End Federal Cannabis Criminalization. commondreams.org From Bernie Sanders and AOC to the Sunrise Movement, progressives are working to establish an updated version of a New Deal program to meet the challenges of economic and climate upheaval.

_____ (2021-07-14). '$3.5 Trillion Isn't Enough': Sunrise Says House Dems Must Go Bigger Than Senate on Climate. commondreams.org "Yet again, advocates must remind this administration that seeking asylum is legal," said the Women's Refugee Commission.

_____ (2021-07-14). We Can't Afford to Go Small on Infrastructure. commondreams.org

_____ (2021-07-14). 'Pandemic Is Far from Over': Largest US Nurses Union Urges CDC to Reinstate Federal Mask Mandate. commondreams.org "Your face should not be scanned, stored, or sold just because you walk into or work at a store."

_____ (2021-07-14). Radical Political Action Is Our Only Hope to Stop Criminal Negligence of Climate Emergency. commondreams.org "This is monumental, because at long last, we are taking steps in the Senate to right the wrongs of the failed War on Drugs."

_____ (2021-07-14). President Biden, Please Persuade Chancellor Merkel to Support the WTO Waiver and Save Lives. commondreams.org "I am deeply saddened for the people of Tennessee," said Dr. Michelle Fiscus, "who will continue to become sick and die from this vaccine-preventable disease."

_____ (2021-07-14). 'Merkel's Delay Could Kill Us All': Protesters Demand Germany Stop Obstructing Patent Waiver. commondreams.org "This is monumental, because at long last, we are taking steps in the Senate to right the wrongs of the failed War on Drugs."

_____ (2021-07-14). Democrats Have An Historic Opportunity To Advance FDR's Vision For Universal, Guaranteed Health Care. commondreams.org

_____ (2021-07-14). Australia Aided by 'Fossil Fuel Pariah States' in Bid to Keep Great Barrier Reef Off 'In Danger' List. commondreams.org Now is the moment to walk the walk, to add action to the rhetoric.

_____ (2021-07-14). Top Vaccine Official Ousted in Tennessee Says 'I Am Afraid for My State'. commondreams.org "Imagine if the federal government displayed the same zeal and urgency in trying to fix the root cause of the reef's poor health: climate change, driven by the burning of fossil fuels like coal, oil, and gas."

_____ (2021-07-14). How to Pay for Infrastructure? Analysis Says Tax Billionaires' $1.8 Trillion Pandemic Windfall. commondreams.org This health crisis is now also a global justice crisis—a failure of humanity.

Juan Cole (2021-07-14). South Africa 'Ungovernable' after a former President was Jailed; Do Trump and Trumpism pose a similar danger to U.S.? juancole.com Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) — After former South African President Jacob Zuma went to jail over corruption and contempt of court charges last week, his followers began a concerted attempt to disrupt the country. His lieutenants had threatened to make the country ungovernable if he was sent to jail, according to the BBC. Zuma refused …

Gareth H Williams, Alexander Llewelyn, Ruben Brandao, Kaiya Chowdhary, Keeda-Marie Hardisty, Marco Loddo (2021-07-14). [Research Paper] SARS-CoV-2 testing and sequencing for international arrivals reveals significant cross border transmission of high risk variants into the United Kingdom. thelancet.com The unexpectedly high prevalence of COVID-19 infection in UK arrivals is associated with a rich diversity of SARS-CoV-2 high risk variants entering the UK including the VOC B.1.617.2. Vaccination does not preclude infection and its effectiveness is significantly age-dependent and impacted by variant type. The rapid high-throughput test and sequence workflow we have adopted is particularly suited to the monitoring of cross border transmission and enables immediate public health interventions.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-14). Tumor cell PD-L1 may mediate sensitivity to chemotherapy in colorectal cancer treatment. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. — Data in a study by Mayo Clinic Cancer Center researchers indicates that the level of tumor cell PD-L1, a protein that acts as a brake to keep the body's immune responses under control, may be an important factor for sensitivity to chemotherapy in colorectal cancer treatment. The study was published Friday, July 2, in Oncogene. "We have identified a mechanism by which absent or low levels of tumor cell PD-L1, which is commonly found…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-14). Mayo Clinic study suggests patients with lung cancer be screened for MET oncogene. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. — Research by investigators at Mayo Clinic Cancer Center suggests that physicians should screen patients with lung cancer for MET amplification/overexpression before determining a treatment strategy. Their findings are published Cancer Discovery, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research. "In our research we found several lung cancer cases that were not responsive to standard chemotherapy," says Zhenkun Lou, Ph.D., a cancer researcher at Mayo Clinic. "Because these lung cancers were positive for…

_____ (2021-07-14). What's Worse Than Catholic Churches Burning Down Across Canada? strategic-culture.org The West is on the cusp of a massive right-wing backlash from reckless liberal policies that refuse law and order its rightful place in the political establishment. | Following the grim discovery of mass graves from Catholic-run schools for indigenous children, churches across Canada are being torched to the ground. Instead of the liberal government of Justin Trudeau harshly condemning the attacks, however, it has sent a weak and passive message to the arsonists. | There is no doubt that the history of Aboriginal children, physically removed from their parents and forced to attend state-run residential in Canada…

Anonymous007 (2021-07-14). Military Situation In Afghanistan On July 14, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On July 13, Taliban captured Purchaman district in Farah province | On July 13, Taliban captured Musakhel district in Khost province | On July 14, Taliban captured Spin Buldak crossing in Kandahar province | 191 Taliban militants were killed and 154 were wounded as a result of Afghan Army operations in Paktia, Ghazni, Khost, Kandahar, Herat, Farah, Helmand, Nimruz, and Takhar provinces during the last 24 hours, according to the Afghan MOD | MORE ON THE TOPIC: |

Anonymous007 (2021-07-14). Military Situation In Syria On July 14, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On July 13, the SDF raided several houses in the villages of Ajaja and Idan near Al-Shaddadi town under the pretext of searching for weapons and arrested a young man | On July 13, a Turkish military armored vehicle ran over and killed a citizen who was riding his motorcycle and was passing on the Sarmada road | On July 13, the SAA thwarted an ISIS attack on the military sites in the Rasafa area. 15 ISIS militants reportedly were killed or wounded in the clashes | On Ju…

Anonymous103 (2021-07-14). Taliban Flag Raised Over Strategic Afghanistan-Pakistan Border Crossing (Videos). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On July 14, Taliban forces claimed the capture of the Wesh—Chaman border crossing, one of the major international trade and transit border crossings between Afghanistan and Pakistan. It is located in Spin Boldak in Western Kandahar province. The Spin Boldak district center and police headquarters of Kandahar province alsocame under the control of Taliban, including numerous weapons, vehicles and ammunition. | Meanwhile, Kabul officials claim the Taliban attack was repelled and t…

Anonymous007 (2021-07-14). 13 Dead, Including 9 Chinese Nationals In Pakistan Bus Explosion. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | At least 13 people were killed after the bus they were traveling in fell into a ravine in a remote region of northern Pakistan, officials said. | Out of the deceased, 9 were Chinese nationals, 2 were Pakistani soldiers, a further 28 Chinese citizens were injured. | In a July 14th statement emailed to Al Jazeera, the Pakistani foreign ministry said the bus fell into the ravine in the Khyber-Paktunkhwa province following a mechanical failure resulting in leakage of gas that ca…

Anonymous007 (2021-07-14). Military Situation In Yemen On July 14, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | The Liaison and Coordination Officers' Operations Room (loyal to Ansar Allah) reported 122 ceasefire violations in al-Hudaydah during the past 24 hours | On July 13, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted 3 airstrikes on the Rahbah area | On July 13, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted 2 airstrikes on the Majazah area | On July 13, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted 4 airstrikes on the Maheliyah area | On July 14, clashes between Ansar Allah and Saudi-led forces con…

Anonymous007 (2021-07-14). Four Suspected Iranian Agents Charged In Absentia For Alleged "Movie-Like" Kidnapping Plot Of U.S. Citizen. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | Four alleged Iranian intelligence agents were charged by US federal prosecutors for allegedly attempting to kidnap a journalist critical of the Tehran government. | The journalist is a U.S. citizen of Iranian origin. | The 43-page indictment

Anonymous007 (2021-07-14). BLM (Burn-Loot-Murder) Riots In South Africa Continue Despite Army Being Sent In. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | July 13th, marked five days of violent riots in South Africa, with at least 72 people killed so far. | The looting and violence are continuing despite President Cyril Ramaphosa deploying the army to quell the unrest. | Security officials said the government was working to halt the spread of the violence and looting, which has spread from Zuma's home in KwaZulu-Natal province to the country's biggest city Johannesburg and surrounding Gauteng province, and to the Indian Ocean port city of D…

Anonymous103 (2021-07-14). A Beginner's Guide to Start with Trading Cryptocurrencies! southfront.org SPONSORED: | Illustrative image | Many investors across the world love to trade cryptocurrencies because it makes a volatile asset that has the potential to provide you higher returns if the market goes right. There are only one of two goals that most cryptocurrency traders have that are to gather bitcoins or to make a profit in fiat currencies. If you choose to trade bitcoins actively, there are higher chances that you may lose your cryptos in the market.

Anonymous007 (2021-07-14). Lithuania Concludes Its Subject To "Hybrid Aggression" Deploys Military To Protect Its Border. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On July 13th, the Lithuanian parliament adopted a resolution calling the recent spike in irregular migration via Belarus "hybrid aggression". | The document states that the organised movement of migrants is aimed at destabilising the situation in Lithuania. | According to the ruling conservative Homeland Union (TS-LKD), the resolution was initiated by the ruling majority in the parliament in cooperation with leaders of the majority of opposition groups and was backed by 56 lawmakers, with…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-14). Newly discovered genetic variants in a single gene cause neurodevelopmental disorder. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. — Mayo Clinic researchers have discovered that genetic variants in a neuro-associated gene called SPTBN1 are responsible for causing a neurodevelopmental disorder. The study, published in Nature Genetics, is a first step in finding a potential therapeutic strategy for this disorder, and it increases the number of genes known to be associated with conditions that affect how the brain functions. "The gene can now be included in genetic testing for people suspected of…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-14). 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…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-14). 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 (2021-07-14). 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…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-14). 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 (2021-07-14). 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 (2021-07-14). 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 (2021-07-14). 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 (2021-07-14). 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…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-14). 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 (2021-07-14). 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 (2021-07-14). 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 (2021-07-14). 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 (2021-07-14). 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 (2021-07-14). 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 (2021-07-14). Consumer Health: UV radiation and your skin. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org July is UV Safety Month, which makes this a good time to learn more about the harmful effects of ultraviolet, or UV, radiation from sunlight or tanning beds. Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer, according to the American Cancer Society. Skin cancer develops primarily on areas of sun-exposed skin, including the scalp, face, lips, ears, neck, chest, arms, hands and legs. The three main types of skin cancer are basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma and melanoma….

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-14). Science Saturday: Melanoma test to help some patients avoid surgical biopsy. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org More than 100,00 people in the U.S. are expected to be diagnosed with melanoma this year — double the number of cases compared to 30 years ago, according to the American Academy of Dermatology Association. "Melanoma accounts for only about 2% of skin cancers, but it causes a majority of skin cancer deaths," says Alexander Meves, M.D., a Mayo Clinic dermatologist whose laboratory in Mayo Clinic's Center for Individualized Medicine works on cutting-edge methods to diagnose and treat melanoma….

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-14). Mayo Clinic Q and A: Bleeding moles and skin checks. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I have a significant number of moles. While most do not bother me, I have at least one that bleeds from time to time. Should I see my doctor for a mole that bleeds? ANSWER: Moles are groups of pigment cells, and nearly everyone has them. Most moles are harmless, but it's possible for melanoma — a rare but serious skin cancer — to develop in or near a mole. Although it may not…

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2021-07-14). Las mascarillas contienen grafeno, una sustancia venenosa. globalizacion.ca El uso de la mascarilla comenzó inmediatamente después del anuncio oficial del cierre del covid-19 el 11 de marzo de 2020. | En todo el mundo, las personas han recibido instrucciones de usar la máscara durante más de un año. | Y…

Chris Walker (2021-07-14). Facing Threats Over Critical Race Theory, Educators Across US Are Quitting. zcomm.org "Culture warriors are labeling any discussion of race, racism and discrimination as CRT to try to make it toxic"

Amira Hass (2021-07-14). The Problem With Talking About Israeli Apartheid. zcomm.org The problem is that in all the heat of the talk about apartheid, a dynamic, active and dangerous dimension of it — the Jewish settler colonialism — has become dulled and blunted…

Mark Dudzic (2021-07-14). Joe Biden Says He Stands With Unions. zcomm.org This Is His Moment to Prove It…

Joni Hess (2021-07-14). Why do Black women in the US have more C-sections than white women? zcomm.org Black women in the US have the highest risk of dying in childbirth. Dangerous and unnecessary caesareans have a lot to do with this. What's going on?>

Andre Pagliarini (2021-07-14). Why Brazilian Workers Love Lula. zcomm.org Lula rose from humble origins to become a leftist icon, exuding working-class authenticity and successfully bringing working people into the country's political life…

Patrick Cockburn (2021-07-14). The Forever War in Afghanistan is Far From Over. zcomm.org The US and UK military intervention in the country is ending in a humiliating debacle — this was always likely…

Olujimi Alade (2021-07-14). Editorial: Sobre la defensa del socialismo. workers.org El 7 de junio de 2021 fue una reunión que esperaba con ansias. Fue la primera vez que pude reunirme en persona con camaradas en más de un año. Las reuniones por zoom fueron agradables pero nada como conversar cara a cara con tus compañeros revolucionarios. La reunión fue genial, . . . |

Red Latina sin fronteras (2021-07-14). Enlaces Red Latina sin fronteras 13.07.2021. indybay.org ENLACES de Red Latina sin fronteras 13.07.2021 | comunicaciones e información para la liberación…

WSWS (2021-07-14). War in Afghanistan spills over into Tajikistan, heightening Kremlin's fears. wsws.org The Kremlin fears that the US foreign policy shift and the Taliban's rapid rise will strengthen Islamist tendencies and further destabilize the entire region, including Russia itself.

WSWS (2021-07-14). Wave of revulsion at racist abuse of England football players. wsws.org The public reaction of the UK population to the abuse of the three players testifies to the overwhelming hostility to racism within the British population and to the Tories.

Sophie Lewis (2021-07-14). Shulamith Firestone Wanted to Abolish Nature—We Should, Too. thenation.com Shulamith Firestone Wanted to Abolish Nature—We Should, Too…

Kate Wagner (2021-07-14). Why Does Utopian Architecture Suck? thenation.com Why Does Utopian Architecture Suck?

Patricia J. Williams (2021-07-14). Untethered, or The Year of Living Virtually. thenation.com Untethered, or The Year of Living Virtually…

Sharifa Rhodes-Pitts (2021-07-14). How a Harlem Skyrise Got Hijacked—and Forgotten. thenation.com How a Harlem Skyrise Got Hijacked—and Forgotten…

s.e. smith (2021-07-14). Disabling Utopia to Save It. thenation.com Disabling Utopia to Save It…

Erin Schwartz (2021-07-14). The Collective Trauma in 'Mare of Easttown'. thenation.com The Collective Trauma in 'Mare of Easttown'

Jeet Heer (2021-07-14). Utopia and Dystopia Are Twins—Both Are Born Out of Criticism. thenation.com Utopia and Dystopia Are Twins—Both Are Born Out of Criticism…

Anand Naidoo (2021-07-14). The Heat: Global leaders agree on 15% minimum corporate tax. america.cgtn.com Global leaders agree on the most significant overhaul of the international tax system in decades.

imperial.ac.uk (2021-07-14). Graduation day for 2021 Calibre leadership programme. imperial.ac.uk Calibre leadership graduates' final presentations included recommendations to improve the work environment for College staff living with a disability.

Betsey Piette (2021-07-14). Unequal justice in Philadelphia. workers.org Fishtown residents raised fists in solidarity with country-wide protests against the death of George Floyd at the hands of police. (Kimberly Paynter/WHYY) Philadelphia As protests over the police murder of George Floyd engulfed the U.S. in spring 2020, in Philadelphia two polar-opposite demonstrations took place. On the afternoon of June . . . |

Betsey Piette (2021-07-14). Philadelphia: March against Israeli apartheid. workers.org Hundreds of people carrying Palestinian flags, protest signs and banners gathered at City Hall for a March Against Israeli Apartheid July 10. A spirited march up the Benjamin Franklin Parkway to the Art Museum followed, with speakers on a sound truck leading chants the entire route. One popular chant was . . . |

A Guest Author (2021-07-14). Haunani-Kay Trask, Hawaiian leader. workers.org By the Kamakak≈´okalani Center for Hawaiian Studies Haunani Kay Trask Hawaiian leader Haunani-Kay Trask died July 3. She is best known for her 1993 collection of essays, "From a Native Daughter: Colonialism and Sovereignty in Hawaii." In her 1996 essay, "Feminism and Indigenous Hawaiian Nationalism," Dr. Trask said that she . . . |

Staff (2021-07-14). As Delta Variant Drives COVID-19 Uptick, Pfizer Pushes 3rd Shot in U.S. Despite Global Vaccination Lag. democracynow.org After months of decline in COVID-19 cases in the United States due in part to widely available vaccines, the number of new cases per day is on the rise again. Pfizer representatives met with U.S. regulators and vaccine experts to seek emergency use authorization for a second booster dose of its vaccine, as health experts are continuing to highlight the growing gap in administered vaccinations between rich and low-income countries. "In the United States, we have access to multiple vaccines," says Dr. Abraar Karan, an internal medicine doctor and infectious disease fellow at Stanford University School of Medicine.

Global Research News (2021-07-14). Selected Articles: Four New Scientific Discoveries Regarding the Safety and Efficacy of COVID-19 Vaccines. globalresearch.ca By Rapid and efficient memory-type immune responses…

Olivia Engling (2021-07-14). Jubilee USA Statement on G20 Finance Ministers Meeting and Communiqué. indybay.org G20 finance ministers and central bank governors met in Venice, Italy, on COVID response, economic recovery, vaccines, debt relief and global tax agreements on July 9-10, 2021.

Makia Freeman (2021-07-14). The mRNA COVID Vaccine Is Not a Vaccine. globalresearch.ca First posted by Global Research on January 15, 2021 | It's NOT a vaccine. The mRNA COVID vaccine now being militarily deployed in many nations around the world, is NOT a vaccine. I repeat: it is not a vaccine. It is …

Anis Chowdhury (2021-07-14). Rich country hypocrisy exposed by vaccine inequities. mronline.org World Health Organization Director-General notes, "The global failure to share vaccines equitably is fuelling a two-track pandemic that is now taking its toll on some of the world's poorest and most vulnerable people." | July 14, 2021…

Megan Redshaw (2021-07-14). White House to Ask SMS Carriers to Monitor Vaccine 'Misinformation' in Private Text Messages. globalresearch.ca

Newsclick (2021-07-14). "We are inviting vaccine-escape variants" peoplesdispatch.org In this episode of 'Covid-19 Watch with Dr. Satyajit Rath', we look at the necessity of mass vaccination and how we are inviting vaccine-escaping variants as a consequence of iniquitous vaccination.

Johanna Kichton (2021-07-14). MAJOR NYC INTERSECTION BLOCKED AS 100 PROTEST DEADLY VACCINE APARTHEID AT PFIZER HQ, GERMAN CONSULATE. peoplesaction.org Protest Comes As Pfizer Pushes for Third Shots to Boost Revenue and Merkel Continues to Block TRIPS Waiver NEW YORK, NY — Hundreds of demonstrators marched through the streets today, stopping at the German Consulate and Pfizer Headquarters, where they peacefully blocked traffic for an hour, first on 42 St and then at the intersection …

Citizens Trade Campaign (2021-07-14). Thursday 7/15: Rally: Tell Germany to Stop Blocking Global COVID-19 Vaccines at the WTO! indybay.org San Francisco German Consulate ‚Ä¢ 1960 Jackson St, San Francisco, CA 94109…

Megan Redshaw (2021-07-14). Pfizer Fails to Convince FDA on Immediate Need for COVID Booster Shots. globalresearch.ca

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