2021-07-24: News Headlines

_____ (2021-07-24). Medicare for All Rallies in 50 Cities. popularresistance.org Why is the U.S. an outlier with regard to health care? What keeps the country from adopting a universal health care system, which most Americans have supported for many years now? And what exactly is Medicare for All? On the eve of scheduled marches and rallies in support of Medicare for All, led by various organizations such as the Sunrise Movement, Physicians for a National Health Program, the Democratic Socialists of America and concerned citizens throughout the country, the interview below with Peter S. Arno, a leading health expert, sheds light on some key questions about the state of health care in the Unit…

scorinoco (2021-07-24). Successful US Campaign to Send 6 Million Vaccination Syringes to Cuba. orinocotribune.com On Tuesday, July 20, representatives of Global Health Partners held a press conference and presented a certificate to the Cuban Embassy in Washington DC symbolizing a donation of six million syringes to Cuba for their COVID-19 vaccination campaign. Thousands of Americans have shown their concern for the wellbeing of the Cuban people by donating over $500,000 to send those six million syringes to the island. The first shipment of two million syringes left the United States and arrived at the Cuban port of Mariel on Saturday, July 17. | The purchase and shipment was organized by Global Health Partners, a humanitari…

Joris Leverink (2021-07-24). Can East African workers overcome cooptation and suppression? roarmag.org Young man selling padlocks in the streets of Kisumu, Kenya. Photo : Marcel Crozet / ILO / | In early November 2020, four Kenyan doctors died within a span of 24 hours. Up to that point, East Africa had remained comparatively under-harmed by COVID-19, but this was a wake-up call to the nearly 8,000 members of the Kenya Medical Practitioners Pharmacists and Dentists Union (KMPDU…

WSWS (2021-07-24). Scientists uncover ancient coronavirus epidemic in East Asia. wsws.org The new finding adds to the mountain of evidence suggesting a natural rather than laboratory origin for the virus that causes COVID-19.

WSWS (2021-07-24). Australian state government declares "national emergency" in Sydney but rejects calls for sharp lockdown. wsws.org The New South Wales government coupled its designation of an emergency with assertions that no harder lockdown could stem the Sydney COVID-19 outbreak, in line with its defence of corporate profit interests.

WSWS (2021-07-24). The Olympics open in the shadow of mass death. wsws.org The ongoing spread of the COVID-19 Delta variant threatens to transform this year's summer Olympics, which opened July 23, from an international sporting event into a global superspreader event.

_____ (2021-07-24). China has every right to reject WHO's embrace of lab leak theory. popularresistance.org Deputy of the National Health Commission Zeng Yixin asserted that China will not follow the World Health Organization's (WHO) suggested plan to focus second phase research into the origins of COVID-19 on the lab leak theory. The remarks came at a press briefing held on July 22. Outlets such as CNN and Reuters reported on the development with a strong negative bias. Each report appeared to conclude that China was shirking its commitments to the international effort to uncover COVID-19's origins.

WSWS (2021-07-24). Protests against the Tokyo Olympics erupt across Japan as COVID-19 cases continue to surge. wsws.org The outrage against the Games and its $15 billion dollar price tag has become the central focus of public anger against social inequality and nationalism in Japan.

WSWS (2021-07-24). Modi government angrily dismisses study showing COVID-19 has killed millions in India. wsws.org COVID-19 is a natural pathogen, but the catastrophic loss of life in India is the product of state policy and constitutes a veritable crime against humanity.

WSWS (2021-07-24). UK media declares contact-tracing "pingdemic" to distract from raging pandemic. wsws.org The substitution of a supposed "pingdemic" for a very real and escalating pandemic is a calculated ploy, designed to create the impression that the biggest danger to the UK population is not COVID-19 but the measures used to contain it. Its purpose is to reinforce the message that we must all "learn to live with the virus."

_____ (2021-07-24). Scheer Intelligence: Why The Israeli Spy Export Pegasus Is A Danger To Freedom. popularresistance.org In recent days, Pegasus, the name of Israeli spyware implicated in everything from the murder of journalists to the surveillance of world leaders, has been splashed across headlines around the globe. Reports in the Washington Post, The Guardian, and 15 other media outlets, as well as Amnesty International, which uncovered the spyware's reach, revealed that Pegasus, sold by the Israeli company NSO, was used in attempts to track the most intimate details of thousands of people, including French President Emmanuel Macron and Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan, as well as hundreds of human rights activists, journali…

teleSUR (2021-07-24). 'Let's Keep Alive Bolivar's Integration Dream', AMLO Says. telesurenglish.net Addressing the 21st Summit of Foreign Ministers from the Community of Latin American and the Caribbean States (CELAC) on Saturday, Mexico's President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador (AMLO) called for a new political and economic integration that observes the region's history, reality, and particular identities. | RELATED: | The Summit takes place in commemoration of the 238th anniversary of Simon Bolivar's birthday, who is recogni…

_____ (2021-07-24). Former heads of state, politicians, artists, and intellectuals call on Biden to "Let Cuba Live" popularresistance.org Over 400 former heads of state, politicians, intellectuals, scientists, members of the clergy, artists, musicians and activists from across the globe have issued an urgent appeal to United States President Joe Biden to lift the 243 unilateral coercive measures that were imposed on Cuba by former president Donald Trump. They argue that these measures "have intentionally throttled life on the island and created more suffering."

WSWS (2021-07-24). Democrats drop defense of voting rights after Biden's Philadelphia speech. wsws.org In a speech last week, President Biden linked the Republican assault on voting rights to the attempted coup of January 6, calling it the greatest threat to American democracy since the Civil War. Within days of the speech, Biden and the Democrats effectively abandoned any effort to pass voting rights legislation.

scorinoco (2021-07-24). Latin America in Dispute: Interview with Venezuelan Foreign Affairs Minister Jorge Arreaza. orinocotribune.com In an interview for the program América Latina en disputa [Latin America in dispute], broadcast by the multistate Telesur, Venezuelan Foreign Affairs Minister Jorge Arreaza reiterated that the Bolivarian government's commitment in the face of destabilizing events promoted by imperialism in the region, like the assassination of the president of Haiti and the attempts to destabilize Cuba, "is always for integration, for peace, for dialogue." | He indicated that, as proof of this, on July 24, in tribute to the birth of Liberator Simón Bolívar, a meeting of ministers of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean S…

WSWS (2021-07-24). Nigeria's President Buhari clampdown on reporting of "security issues" amid mounting turmoil. wsws.org The media clampdown is part of a broader effort by the government of President Muhammadu Buhari to keep a lid on the social tinderbox that is Africa's most populous country and largest economy.

Editor (2021-07-24). Michael Ratner's inspiring activist life culminated with dramatic change on Israel. mronline.org Michael Ratner personally changed human rights law, and in doing so he let go childhood views of Israel. "I thought of [Israel] as the home of my people. I had my bedroom ceiling painted with the seven wonders of the world and a huge map of Israel. I had no idea how my view of Israel would change later in life."

Edward Yudelovich (2021-07-24). Disabled people demand access, fair wages. workers.org The Disability Justice and Rights Caucus of Workers World Party holds a Second Sunday Dialogue by zoom every month. On July 11, at the sixth of these dynamic sessions, DJRC speakers discussed important struggles to get access and fair wages for disabled people. DJRC activist Renée Imperato related how New . . . |

Peoples Dispatch (2021-07-24). UN Human Rights Council sets up team to probe violations in Israel and OPT. peoplesdispatch.org The three-member commission of inquiry will be headed by Navi Pillay from South Africa, who was the head of the UNHRC from 2008-2014. Miloon Kothari from India and Chris Sidoti from Australia will be the other members…

_____ (2021-07-24). Hundreds of Venezuelan Cancer Patients Lives' Endangered by US Sanctions. popularresistance.org Six independent UN human rights experts alerted that hundreds of Venezuelan cancer patients' lives are under threat because of an "excessively strict application" of US sanctions. | In a press release published on Wednesday, the group of experts warned that Venezuelan cancer patients "have been stranded, destitute, in countries where they went for treatment" because "money cannot be transferred out of Venezuela," laying blame on US unilateral measures and overcompliance policies.

Daniela Jimenez (2021-07-24). US Military Denounced for Violation of Venezuela's Airspace. orinocotribune.com Through a statement published this Friday, July 23, the Bolivarian National Armed Force (FANB) denounced the violation of Venezuelan airspace by a Boeing C-17 Globemaster III heavy military transport aircraft belonging to the United States Air Force. According to the statement, the incident occurred last night, Thursday, July 22, from 8: 47 p.m. until 8: 50 p.m., when US aircraft covered approximately 14 nautical miles over the westernmost area of the Sierra de Perijá mountain range in Zulia state. | The FANB statement expressed the opinion that this action by the US Army c…

Juan Cole (2021-07-24). Only Electric Cars can save the Planet, with as much as 4/5s fewer Emissions than Gasoline Cars. juancole.com Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) — A life-cycle study of automobile emissions in four major new-car markets globally by Georg Bieker of non-profit The International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) has demonstrated conclusively that battery electric vehicles (BEVs) are dramatically cleaner than gasoline cars under virtually all circumstances, no matter how dirty the electric grid in …

Editor (2021-07-24). The importance of Marxist materialism in an age of opinions. mronline.org "The philosophers have only interpreted the world in various ways. The point, however, is to change it." — Karl Marx, 'Theses on Feuerbach'

The Tricontinental (2021-07-24). Serve the People: The eradication of extreme poverty in China. mronline.org On 25 February 2021, the Chinese government announced that extreme poverty had been abolished in China, a country of 1.4 billion people. This historic victory is a culmination of a seven-decade-long process that began with the Chinese Revolution of 1949.

Staff (2021-07-24). Venezuela and Mexico Strengthen Military Ties and Cooperation. orinocotribune.com Venezuelan Minister for Defense, General-in-Chief Vladimir Padrino López, welcomed the members of a military delegation from Mexico at the Ministry of Defense headquarters in Caracas, Venezuela. The Mexican delegation to Venezuela was part of the bilateral efforts to strengthen cooperation and fraternal ties between the two nations. | The official press Twitter account of the Bolivarian National Armed Force, @PrensaFANB, informed that "as part of the friendship and cooperation relations between Venezuela and Mexico, General-in-Chief Vladimir Padrino welcomed a military delegation of the Latin American country at…

Caoimhghin àì Croidheáin (2021-07-24). Going to Hell and Back: Fighting Our Worst Nightmare. dissidentvoice.org Theatrical poster Interrogate the devil; he will tell you that beauty is a pair of horns, four claws and a tail. Voltaire's Philosophical Dictionary Bullets of Justice is a gritty 2019 film made by Valeri Milev and Timur Turisbekov, which takes place in the United States during the Third World War. The story centres around …

Juan Cole (2021-07-24). How food prices are affected by oil, trade agreements and climate change. juancole.com By Wyn Morgan | — ( The Conversation) — Concerns about inflation rates have risen as the UK economy begins its much-needed recovery from the effects of the pandemic. The Consumer Prices Index, the measure most commonly used to measure inflation, rose by 2.5% in June 2021, the highest level for three years. That headline …

Mickey Z. (2021-07-24). The REAL First Rule of Fight Club. dissidentvoice.org (Credit unknown) Life in the United States of Algorithms has me thinking about Fight Club again — reading snippets, posting quotes, and watching YouTube clips until I finally gave it a re-watch. Such is the power of Fight Club. I saw it in the theater when it came out in 1999. It was love at …

Editor2 (2021-07-24). 'Kisan Sansad' at Jantar Mantar: Barred from Covering Protest, Media Allowed After Farmers' Condemn Move. orinocotribune.com Starting Thursday, about 200 protestors will participate in the farmers' parliament at Jantar Mantar, which will take place on each working day of the Parliament until the ongoing Monsoon Session ends. | Their union flags in hand, farmers organised what was the first 'Kisan Sansad' at Jantar Mantar on Thursday. It was not without its hiccups however, as media personnel found themselves barricaded a fair distance away from their congregation site earlier in the day. Media persons were allowed entry later, only after the farmers passed a "resolution" condemning the move — allegedly intended to impede coverage…

Margaret Kimberley (2021-07-24). Freedom Rider: Standing with the Cuban people. mronline.org The current Black-centered Cuban protest operation is very well orchestrated and if Black people in this country are not careful, they will end up amplifying the dictates of U.S. imperialism.

Editor (2021-07-24). Cuba defies U.S. to deny pressuring OAS members. mronline.org The disturbances in Cuba were marked by unprecedented violence and vandalism, jeopardizing the lives of hundreds of Cubans, including peaceful demonstrators and revolutionaries who took to the streets in response.

prasanth1584 (2021-07-24). Pegasus: It's time for a global ban on spyware. peoplesdispatch.org Newsclick's Prabir Purkayastha talks about the technical aspects of Pegasus, including how it is used to monitor those whose phones have been infected. He also talks about the lack of adequate safeguards and what can be done about it globally.

WSWS (2021-07-24). David Moore to run as the Socialist Equality Party candidate in the California gubernatorial recall election. wsws.org The SEP is running in the California elections to provide an independent working-class voice demanding the eradication of the pandemic by placing lives over private profit.

Rick Rozoff (2021-07-24). Commander says U.S. Space Force can cooperate with Azerbaijan. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com ==== New war brewing: three Armenian soldiers shot by Azerbaijani invaders Azerbaijan's defense chief tells commanders, troops to be ready for new war ==== US wants to cooperate with like-minded people in space exploration — General John Raymond for AMI Trend BAKU, Azerbaijan — The United States wants to cooperate with like-minded people in the …

Unicorn Riot (2021-07-24). Charge Added to Dorian Murrell's Alleged Killer as Family Speaks Out. unicornriot.ninja

Dongsheng News (2021-07-24). News on China | No. 60. dissidentvoice.org This week's News on China in 2 minutes.

Audrey Nakagawa (2021-07-24). Coral disease spreading in Caribbean linked to wastewater from ships. nationofchange.org Since the identification of the disease off Virginia Key in 2014, it has spread to the Caribbean, the Bahamas, Jamaica, Saint Maarten and Mexico.

Chris McGreal (2021-07-24). How a powerful US lobby group helps big oil to block climate action. nationofchange.org "I think it's fair to say that API and its prominent member companies have a broadly shared goal, which is to keep the social license of the oil and gas industry operating, and therefore enabling them to continue to extract oil and gas for as long as possible, as profitably as possible."

Kamal Iranidoost (2021-07-24). Afghan government imposes curfews in 31 provinces. en.mehrnews.com Afghanistan ministry of interior affairs said that people in 31 provinces will not be allowed to get out of their homes from 10pm to 4am except for emergency, Afghan local media have reported.

teleSUR (2021-07-24). LATAM Broadcaster teleSUR Turns 16 Years Serving the Truth. telesurenglish.net On Saturday, Nueva Televisión del Sur C.A. (teleSUR) turns 16 years informing Latin American and the Caribbean reality, thus playing a crucial role in the media battle against misinformation. | RELATED: | The multi-state broadcaster issued a statement mentioning some of its remarkable achievements during these 16 years and assessing the challenges ahead. | "teleSUR is a meeting point for millions around the world, who…

_____ (2021-07-24). Standing with the Cuban People. popularresistance.org The Movement for Black Lives has an interesting and sometimes contradictory political history. Popularly known as Black Lives Matter (BLM), they gave birth to a now international rallying cry against anti-Black racism. They are identified with the issue of police violence so much that any protest involving Black people is dubbed Black Lives Matter whether there is any connection with that group or not.

WSWS (2021-07-24). Exponential rise in Germany of new coronavirus infections. wsws.org On Thursday, the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) reported almost 2,000 new cases and the nationwide seven-day incidence rate rose to over 12 per 100,000. The reproductive number (R) is 1.19, which means a strong exponential increase.

Unicorn Riot (2021-07-24). Judge Orders Sheriff to Halt Harassment of Line 3 Resistance Camp. unicornriot.ninja

Olivia Riggio (2021-07-24). As US broils and Europe floods, media dismiss EU climate plan as 'ambitious'. nationofchange.org When humans seek to take aggressive action against this aggressive reality, reporters frame those goals as lofty and unlikely to succeed.

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-07-24). July 26th Became a Movement: The Cuban Masses Make History. libya360.wordpress.com Gregory E. Williams Members of Cuba's 26th of July Movement. Today the Moncada Barracks in Santiago de Cuba is a museum and a school—fitting, given the Cuban Revolution's well-known commitment to education. But this was the site of a battle that radically altered the course of history on the island. In the early morning hours…

ecns.cn (2021-07-24). China refutes U.S. accusations on next stage of origin tracing. ecns.cn China on Friday refuted accusations from the United States to the effect that China's stance on the next stage of the global origin-tracing issue was "irresponsible and dangerous", replying that the U.S. side has been extremely irresponsible and shameful in its behavior toward its own people and the international community.

Newsclick (2021-07-24). Perplexing 'Borg DNA': Can they assimilate genes from other organisms? peoplesdispatch.org A geo-microbiologist in the US has found DNA strands in her backyard that were too long to be of a virus and that had indications of containing DNA from other organisms…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-07-24). Cuba rejects new US sanctions against its officials. peoplesdispatch.org The US government has imposed sanctions on Cuban defense minister àÅlvaro López Miera and the Special National Brigade (SNB) under the Global Magnitsky Act, alleging "abuses against protesters"

WSWS (2021-07-24). Australia Post workers to CEPU: Show us the agreement! wsws.org Even the scant details provided by the union make clear that the proposed enterprise bargaining agreement is a sell-out.

WSWS (2021-07-24). Toronto police clear homeless camps in series of paramilitary-style raids. wsws.org Wednesday's brutal operation at Lamport Stadium Park, which observers described as savage, was only the latest in a series of forced evictions imposed by the police at the behest of city authorities over the past month.

WSWS (2021-07-24). Bakery union says sellout contract ratified after Kansas Frito-Lay workers defeated four previous deals. wsws.org The courageous strike by 600 workers was sabotaged by the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers (BCTGM) union, which isolated the walkout and paid only $105 a week in strike benefits.

_____ (2021-07-24). Medicare for All Rallies in 50 Cities. popularresistance.org Why is the U.S. an outlier with regard to health care? What keeps the country from adopting a universal health care system, which most Americans have supported for many years now? And what exactly is Medicare for All? On the eve of scheduled marches and rallies in support of Medicare for All, led by various organizations such as the Sunrise Movement, Physicians for a National Health Program, the Democratic Socialists of America and concerned citizens throughout the country, the interview below with Peter S. Arno, a leading health expert, sheds light on some key questions about the state of health care in the Unit…

WSWS (2021-07-24). UK "Borders Bill" criminalises asylum-seekers. wsws.org The government has already blocked all "legal" means for migrants to reach Britain, through fines on airlines and other transportation companies for allowing someone to travel without a visa.

WSWS (2021-07-24). Paul Schrader's Blue Collar (1978) screened in New York City: A drama about auto workers. wsws.org Paul Schrader's 1978 crime and social drama about workers in a Michigan auto plant still resonates under contemporary conditions.

_____ (2021-07-24). Misinformation's Deadly Profit Motive. popularresistance.org "When it comes to misinformation, not sharing is caring," Surgeon General Vivek Murthy said during a White House press briefing last week. His advisory offers a detailed account of the ways that the spread of health mis- and disinformation has flooded communities with lies. | Health misinformation was deadly prior to the rise of internet platforms, but the problem is proliferating in new ways because of the technology these companies use to extract and exploit our demographic and behavioral data.

_____ (2021-07-24). Non-Police Mental Health Program Reduces Unnecessary Hospitalizations. popularresistance.org The Behavioral Health Emergency Assistance Response Division, or "B-HEARD" program, which started in a portion of Harlem a month ago, has already responded to about 110 calls where there was no weapon or imminent risk of violence, according to summary data provided by the city on Thursday. Instead of cops and paramedics responding to 911 mental health calls, three-person teams of social workers and paramedics respond instead. In 95 percent of those cases, the city said, the subject of the call accepted the team's offer of assistance.

Peoples Dispatch (2021-07-24). Myanmar trade union calls for comprehensive economic sanctions against the military regime. peoplesdispatch.org CTUM, the largest labor group in Myanmar, is demanding that the international community extend support to starve and drive out the regime through comprehensive economic sanctions…

F. Douglas Stephenson (2021-07-24). Happy Birthday, Medicare: You showed that public, universal health insurance is superior to private insurance in every way. juancole.com Gainesville, Florida (Special to Informed Comment) — 56 years ago Congress enacted Medicare to provide health insurance for people ages 65 and older and the disabled regardless of income or medical history. Since 1965, Medicare has become living proof that public, universal health insurance is superior to private insurance in every way. Medicare is more …

_____ (2021-07-24). Venezuela accuses and warns US for military aircraft violating its Airspace. popularresistance.org Venezuela's defense ministry has accused Washington of "flagrant provocation" after a US military plane allegedly flew into its territory from Colombia. According to Caracas, the US violated its airspace over 20 times this year. The "flagrant provocation" happened as part of joint military drills in Colombia in which American fighter jets are participating, Venezuela said. "Reconnaissance tasks are being carried out towards the Venezuelan geographical area,"

ecns.cn (2021-07-24). Origin tracing must be done in U.S.: China Daily editorial. ecns.cn It would be inaccurate to interpret a Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman's remarks on Monday regarding the proposed second-phase novel coronavirus origin tracing by the World Health Organization in China as outright refusal, because in his words, "relevant experts on the Chinese side are studying it carefully".

WSWS (2021-07-24). Foster Farms meatpacking workers vote to strike at California facility. wsws.org The 250 workers employed by Foster Farms at its Compton plant rejected a contract proposal and voted to strike.

WSWS (2021-07-24). Flint, Michigan pediatrician files opposition to including bone scan lead tests in water crisis settlement. wsws.org Last week's court hearing was mainly dominated by arguments over the distribution of the 33 percent of the $641 million settlement, which will be divided among the lawyers and the firms appointed to administer the claims, while sidelining the concerns of residents.

WSWS (2021-07-24). Hunger strike of hundreds of undocumented migrants in Belgium. wsws.org Over 430 undocumented migrants have staged a hunger strike for more than two months against their brutal treatment by Belgian authorities throughout the coronavirus pandemic.

WSWS (2021-07-24). UK mines rescue expert: Sealing Pike River mine "morally and professionally indefensible" wsws.org The WSWS is reprinting a letter sent by UK mines rescue expert Brian Robinson to the New Zealand government's Pike River Recovery Agency, calling for it to continue the underground investigation of the 2010 Pike River mine disaster.

WSWS (2021-07-24). ECB set to open the financial spigots wider. wsws.org The ECB meeting on Thursday demonstrated the continuing support for an ultra-easy monetary policy against opposition from Germany and other northern European representatives on its governing council.

Rick Rozoff (2021-07-24). U.S. troops, helicopters arrive for war games in Georgia. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com ==== Ukrainian troops arrive in "full force" for U.S.-led war games U.S. airborne troops, armored vehicles arrive for multinational NATO exercise in Georgia ==== American soldiers participating in Agile Spirit 2021 have arrived in Georgia Preparations for the launch of Agile Spirit 2021 multinational training continue. After receiving American equipment for training at the Port …

WSWS (2021-07-24). Mississippi asks US Supreme Court to overturn Roe v. Wade. wsws.org Mississippi Attorney General Lynn Fitch filed a brief on Thursday arguing that the 1973 ruling establishing the legal right to abortion was "egregiously wrong and should be overturned."

Ramona Wadi (2021-07-24). European Union, U.S. bear Responsibility for Israel's Squatter-Settlements on Palestinian Land. juancole.com ( Middle East Monitor) — When European diplomats visit the occupied Palestinian territories to observe the damage wrought by Israel's home demolitions and forced displacement, the only response is generally to "urge the Israeli authorities to cease such actions." As a settler-colonial state based on the ideology of Zionism, Israel was built upon and maintains …

Anonymous669 (2021-07-24). Russian Airstrikes Hit Greater Idlib For Third Day In Row As Militants' Attacks Continue (Video). southfront.org A Russian Su-24 takes off on a combat mission at Hemeimeem airbase, Syria, on Thursday, Oct. 22, 2015. IMAGE: AP PHOTO/VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV | For the third day in a row, warplanes of the Russian Aerospace Forces have carried out a series of airstrikes on the northwestern Syrian region of Greater Idlib. | The airstrikes, which took place on July 24 noon, targeted the outskirts of the towns of Kabani and Duwayr al-Akrad in the northern countryside of Lattakia. Al-Qaeda-affiliated Hay'at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS), the de-facto ruler…

Anonymous007 (2021-07-24). Military Situation In Syria On July 24, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On July 23, Russia reported that Idlib militants violated the ceasefire regime in Greater Idlib 28 times: 17 — in Idlib province, 7 — in Latakia province, 2 — in Hama province, 2 — in Aleppo province | On July 23, SAA artillery shelled positions of Turkish-backed forces in the Badama area | On July 23, Russian warplanes attacked positions of Turkish-backed forces in the Barah area | On July 23, two Iraqi refugees were killed in al-Hawl camp by the u…

Anonymous007 (2021-07-24). Military Situation In Afghanistan On July 24, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On July 24, Afghan Army repelled Taliban attack on the Salma Dam in east of Herat province. | On July 23, Afghan Army captured Karukh in Herat province. | On July 23, US aircraft attacked Taliban positions near Kandahar city. | On July 23, US aircraft attacked Taliban positions in the Helmand province. | 262 Taliban militants were killed and 176 were wounded as a result of Afghan Army operations in Laghman, Nangarhar, Nuristan, Kunar, Ghazni, Paktia, Kandahar, Hera…

Anonymous669 (2021-07-24). Russian Airstrikes Hit Greater Idlib For Third Day In Raw As Militants' Attacks Continue (Video). southfront.org A Russian Su-24 takes off on a combat mission at Hemeimeem airbase, Syria, on Thursday, Oct. 22, 2015. IMAGE: AP PHOTO/VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV | For the third day in a row, warplanes of the Russian Aerospace Forces carried out a series of airstrikes on the northwestern Syrian region of Greater Idlib. | The airstrikes, which took place on July 24 noon, targeted the outskirts of the towns of Kabani and Duwayr al-Akrad in the northern countryside of Lattakia. Al-Qaeda-affiliated Hay'at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS), the de-facto ruler of Gr…

Anonymous669 (2021-07-24). New Drone Attack Targeted Key Base Of US-led Coalition In Iraqi Kurdistan. southfront.org illustrative image. | Late on July 23, a drone attack targeted a base hosting troops of the US-led coalition near the capital of the Iraqi Kurdistan Region. | The base, commonly referred to as "al-Harir" after a nearby village, is located around 70 km to the northeast of the city of Erbil. | "On July 23, 2021 at 1: 23 am an Unmanned Aerial System impacted a Coalition base in Kurdistan. There were no casualties and no damage as a result of the attack. The United States and Coalition Forces will stay vigilant and maintain the i…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-24). Study may improve understanding of how disability develops in MS patients versus those with related diseases. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. — Did you know multiple sclerosis (MS) means multiple scars? New research shows that the brain and spinal cord scars in people with MS may offer clues to why they developprogressive disability but those with related diseases where the immune system attacks the central nervous system do not. In a study published in Neurology, Mayo Clinic researchers and colleagues assessed if inflammation leads to permanent scarring in these three diseases: MS.Aquaporin-4 antibody positive…

Chengliang Yang, Hedi Zhao (2021-07-24). [Correspondence] Tocilizumab in COVID-19 therapy: who benefits, and how? thelancet.com The randomised controlled RECOVERY trial1 has met its primary endpoint of reduced 28-day mortality. We congratulate the RECOVERY Collaborative Group for this excellent study. However, the mortality at day 28 was up to 31% in the tocilizumab group and was higher than the results of other published randomised controlled trials.2 The pathophysiology underlying COVID-19 is characterised by SARS-CoV-2 viral infection-induced inflammatory response, cell death, and microvascular thrombosis. Thrombosis appears to be common in patients with COVID-19 pneumonia and could also be responsible for multiorgan failure in patient…

Peter Horby, Natalie Staplin, Richard Haynes, Martin Landray (2021-07-24). [Correspondence] Tocilizumab in COVID-19 therapy: who benefits, and how? — Authors' reply. thelancet.com We thank Chengliang Yang and Hedi Zhao for their interest in the thrombotic event rate in the RECOVERY trial of tocilizumab in patients hospitalised with COVID-19.1 Data on thrombotic events were only collected on follow-up forms from Nov 1, 2020, so these data are only available for about 60% of participants. Nevertheless, we observed no difference in the thrombotic event rate between patients allocated to tocilizumab or usual care alone (appendix).

Munyaradzi Makoni (2021-07-24). [World Report] Social unrest disrupts South African health care. thelancet.com Riots and looting have prevented medical care and cut supply chains of food, medicines, and COVID-19 vaccines. Munyaradzi Makoni reports from Cape Town.

The Lancet (2021-07-24). [Editorial] A time of crisis for the opioid epidemic in the USA. thelancet.com As the COVID-19 pandemic in the USA has eased, the extent of devastation caused during this period by the opioid epidemic is no longer obscured. Data released by the National Center for Health Statistics on July 14 show a steep rise in overdose deaths. Between December, 2019, and December, 2020—the peak of the pandemic in the USA—more than 93‚Äà000 Americans died from drug overdoses, up 29 ∑4% over the previous 12 months. This figure equates to roughly 255 overdose deaths per day; national daily COVID-19 deaths currently hover at around the same number.

Lara Marks (2021-07-24). [Perspectives] Past and present women pioneers in biomedical science. thelancet.com COVID-19 has propelled a number of scientific breakthroughs that have only been possible because of unprecedented global research collaborations. These remarkable achievements will have profound implications for the future. Women have been front and centre in many of these developments, notably in the area of COVID-19 vaccines and sequencing of SARS-CoV-2. Yet in this pandemic women's position in biomedicine has not been helped by the fact that many women have been disproportionately affected by increased caring responsibilities during lockdowns, reducing the amount of time they have been able to devote to resear…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-24). Respiratory illnesses on the rise with symptoms similar to COVID-19. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org A respiratory infection prevalent mostly in the winter has been increasing in parts of the U.S."Particularly in the South part of the U.S., we have seen an increase in what's called RSV, or respiratory syncytial virus. It's a virus that causes a cold much like influenza causes a cold, though it can be severe in very young children and elderly adults," says Dr. Gregory Poland, an infectious diseases physician and researcher at Mayo Clinic. Watch: …

John Scales Avery (2021-07-24). Climate: We Are Not Doing Enough. zcomm.org Despite the reduced emissions resulting from the COVID-19 lockdown, the Keeling Curve continues to rise steadily, and the carbon dioxide content of the earth's atmosphere continues to rise steadily…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-24). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: On the verge of predicted surge with COVID-19 delta variant. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org The delta variant is being blamed for hot spots in the U.S. where cases of COVID-19 are on the rise. These hot spots account for most cases in the U.S. They are also the geographical areas that tend to have the lowest vaccination rates. "It's no surprise that the two go together," says Dr. Gregory Poland, an infectious diseases expert and head of Mayo Clinic's Vaccine Research Group. "This (delta variant) is the bad actor that…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-24). Keeping translational science on the fast track to curb COVID-19 pneumonia. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org At the beginning of the pandemic, experimental therapies were the only options available to help patients. Turning them into standard care required clinical and translational research. Experts in the Mayo Clinic Center for Clinical and Translational Science helped make that happen. ____________________________________ "I think we've accomplished in this year what normally would take seven years," says Saad Kenderian, M.B., Ch.B., a Mayo Clinic cancer researcher. Claudia Lucchinetti, M.D., director of Mayo Clinic's Center for Clinical and Translational Science,…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-24). Mayo research provides insights into high-risk younger demographics for severe COVID-19. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. ‚Äï Using data from 9,859 COVID-19 infections, Mayo Clinic researchers have new insights into risk factors for younger populations, some of which differ significantly from their older counterparts. People younger than 45 had a greater than threefold increased risk of severe infection if they had cancer or heart disease, or blood, neurologic or endocrine disorders, the research found. These associations were weaker in older age groups. The study was published in Mayo Clinic…

CA PPC, National PPC,, partners (2021-07-24). Monday 7/26: San Francisco: Protest for Voting Rights & Economic Justice at Sen. Feinstein Office. indybay.org Outside Senator Feinstein's Office, 1 Post Street, San Francisco, CA 94104; or join online actions & livestream w/ ASL & closed captions | Masks required. Follow all current COVID safety guidelines: www.sfdph.org/dph/alerts/coronavirus.asp

Jocalyn Clark (2021-07-24). [Perspectives] Cheryl Moyer: egalitarian in global health research. thelancet.com When we meet on Zoom, Cheryl Moyer joins from her new office—the home gym above her garage in Ann Arbor, MI, USA. She is used to being on the road for much of the year for global health research, and she misses her African friends and colleagues. But she says that while the COVID-19 pandemic stopped her regular field trips to Ghana, it has empowered her local partners to "grab the ball and run with it. They may not need us high-income country partners after all", she laughs. "That's how it should be and I feel good about that."

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-24). Expert Alert: Mayo Clinic experts available to comment on Olympics. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. — Mayo Clinic experts are available to offer comments throughout the Olympics on everything from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on training and competition to injuries that athletes may be dealing with. Here is a sampling: Chad Asplund, M.D.Dr. Asplund is a primary care sports medicine physician. He can discuss endurance sports, rhabdomyolysis, heat injury, sleep and athletic performance. Elijah Behr, M.D.Dr. Behr is a cardiologist at Mayo Clinic Healthcare in London…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-24). Mayo Clinic Q and A: Exercise after COVID-19. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I am in my early 40s. During the COVID-19 pandemic, I didn't get as much exercise and I gained some weight. I now feel like I have less energy. I was previously infected with COVID-19. Is it safe to start exercising again in a crowded gym so that I can work out, lose some weight and gain some energy? Should I wear a mask? ANSWER: Regular physical activity and structured exercise can benefit people…

_____ (2021-07-24). How Face Recognition Fuels Racist Systems of Policing and Immigration—And Why Congress Must Act Now. commondreams.org "No investment in the fight against Covid-19 is more urgent and cost-effective now than an investment in getting the world vaccinated as quickly as possible."

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-24). Monoclonal antibodies help COVID-19 patients avoid hospitalization. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. ‚Äï In a large observational study, Mayo Clinic researchers have shown that two monoclonal antibodies administered separately helped prevent hospitalization in high-risk patients who became infected with COVID-19. The study also showed more hospitalizations were observed among patients with more comorbidities. The findings appear in The Journal of Infectious Diseases. "The real-world data reported in this study confirm what has been seen in clinical trials involving a placebo," says Raymund Razonable, M.D., a…

Staff (2021-07-24). Venezuela Reaches New Milestone: 3.6 Million Homes Delivered to the People. orinocotribune.com On Thursday, July 22, 2021, the Venezuelan government celebrated the delivery of house number 3,600,000 in the Great Venezuela Housing Mission (GMVV) program, which was started by President Hugo Chávez in April 2011, initially to solve the housing problems for hundreds of thousands of families affected by heavy rain and floods that year. | The program was continued in 2013 by President Nicolás Maduro after the death of Chávez. | On Thursday, the Rincón Reyes family of Zulia state received the keys to their new home, which is the home number 3,600,000 in the GMVV milestone. "Thank you for our home," said little Ma…

Lamont Lilly (2021-07-24). Black August: A tribute to freedom fighters. workers.org The following slightly edited article was first published in August 2013. Lilly ran as Workers World Party's candidate for vice president in 2016. George Jackson The March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom on Aug. 28, 1963, galvanized hundreds of thousands in the streets of Washington, D.C. A. Philip Randolph . . . |

Staff (2021-07-24). China blacklists former US Commerce Secretary Ross & other officials in tit-for-tat reply to restrictions over Hong Kong. rt.com In a tit-for-tat measure, Beijing has sanctioned six US nationals and one entity, on a list that includes a former secretary of commerce, in response to recent restrictions placed on China over Hong Kong. | The sanctions list includes Wilbur Ross, who served as Commerce Secretary during then-President Donald Trump's trade war against Beijing. Last year, Ross called China "the principal military and economic threat" in Asia. | Other blacklisted Americans include US-China Economic and Security Review Commission chief Carolyn Bartholomew, former Staff Director of the Congressional-Executive Commission on China Jo…

_____ (2021-07-24). Winona LaDuke arrested, released from jail. popularresistance.org White Earth Ojibwe activist and former Green Party vice presidential candidate Winona LaDuke was released from jail Thursday after her arrest Monday while protesting construction of an oil pipeline in northern Minnesota. She and six other women were sitting together praying on an easement and protesting construction of the Enbridge Line 3 oil pipeline near Park Rapids at the Shell River — which the pipeline will cross in five places — when they were arrested for trespassing.

David Agren (2021-07-24). [World Report] Lack of medicines in Mexico. thelancet.com Many prescriptions are unfilled, driven by shortages of drugs in Mexico. President López Obrador has blamed corruption, but analysts say otherwise. David Agren reports.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-24). Mayo Clinic Healthcare in London adds cardiology, gastroenterology, lung care. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org LONDON — Mayo Clinic Healthcare, an outpatient clinic that provides personalized health care ranging from preventive screenings and tailored wellness plans to second opinions for complex diagnoses, is adding several medical specialties including cardiology, gastroenterology and pulmonary medicine. Dr. G. Anton Decker, president of Mayo Clinic International The clinic, located at 15 Portland Place in the Harley Street Medical Area in London, also serves as a gateway to Mayo Clinic's roughly 4,000 physicians in the…

Rick Rozoff (2021-07-24). President endorses urgent measures on Ukraine's NATO integration. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com ==== Ukraine calls for further NATO buildup in Black Sea Ukrainian conscripts kill kin to preserve monarchy in Europe U.S. delegation visits Ukraine war zone, pledges continued assistance ==== Zelensky signs decree on urgent measures on Ukraine's NATO integration Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has signed a decree enacting last month's National Security and Defense Council …

Jesus Rodriguez-Espinoza (2021-07-24). Despite US Blockade Venezuelan Delegation Parades at Tokyo 2020 Opening Ceremony — Broadcasting Rights Secured (Video). orinocotribune.com Caracas, July 23 (Special for OrinocoTribune.com)—This Friday, July 23, 2021, the inauguration of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games was held in the Olympic Stadium of the Japanese capital, Tokyo. As is traditionally done, a delegation from each of the 204 participating countries marched in the opening ceremony, and Venezuela was no exception despite the US and European blockade. The karateka Antonio Díaz and the judoka Karen León were the standard bearers of the Venezuelan delegation. Unfortunately Yulimar Rojas, who had been designated as a flag bearer, could not arrive on time. | Yulimar absent | The Venezuela…

San Francisco Public Library (2021-07-24). Tuesday 8/10: Know Your Rights: Employment Rights For People With Conviction Histories. indybay.org Online workshop / webinar…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-24). Mayo Clinic named a 'Best Place To Work For Disability Inclusion'. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Mayo Clinic scored 100% on the Disability Equality Index and was named one of the "Best Place To Work For Disability Inclusion" by the American Association of People with Disabilities, the nation's largest disability rights organization, and Disability: IN, the global business disability inclusion network. "The 100% score on the Disability Equality Index shows Mayo Clinic's determination and continuous efforts to create a more equitable society for people with disabilities," says Anjali Bhagra, M.D., medical director for…

Anonymous007 (2021-07-24). Military Situation In Yemen On July 24, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | The Liaison and Coordination Officers' Operations Room (loyal to Ansar Allah) reported 140 ceasefire violations in al-Hudaydah during the past 24 hours | On July 22, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted 5 airstrikes on the Kitaf area | On July 22, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted an airstrike on the Jabal Murad district | On July 23, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted 2 airstrikes on the Nate district | On July 24, clashes between Ansar Allah and Saudi-led forc…

Anonymous103 (2021-07-24). Taliban Vows Revenge For Recent U.S. Airstrikes In Afghanistan. southfront.org Illustrative Image | The United States confirmed that its forces had recently carried out air strikes on Taliban in Afghanistan, as U.S.-led foreign forces are on the final stages of their withdrawal from the country. | On July 22, Pentagon spokesperson John Kirby told reporters that the air strikes were carried out in support of Afghan security forces (ANDSF) without providing any details."Without speaking to specifics, …, I can say that in the last several days, we have acted through airstrikes to support the AN…

Anonymous103 (2021-07-24). Greenwashing The Tokyo Olympic Games. southfront.org Click to see full-size image"The gap between rhetoric and reality is a persistent one when looking at the sustainability of commitments of Olympic Games hosts". | Martin Màºller, Written by Dr. Binoy Kampmark. | The organisers of the Olympics have always been into appearances and grand theatre. And the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has always been keen in keeping them up,…

Anonymous669 (2021-07-24). ISIS Terrorists Raided Iraqi Military Post Guarding Border With Syria, Jordan & Saudi Arabia (Photos). southfront.org Illustrative image. | Late on July 24, ISIS terrorists raided a key post of the Iraqi military's First Division in the western province of al-Anbar.

Anonymous103 (2021-07-24). Mass Shootings On Course For Record Year As US Transforms Into Violent Mess. southfront.org Illustrative image | Originally published at To date, the number of mass shootings in the U.S. is 21% higher than the same period in 2020 (Jan.1 — July 20), which is 30% higher than the previous high, according to nonprofit research group GVA's data so far shows the U.S. has recorded 375 mass shootings in 41 di…

Anonymous669 (2021-07-24). Iranian Revolutionary Guard Commander Died Of Wounds Sustained While Fighting In Syria. southfront.org Seyyed Ahmad Qureshi, source: Tasnim News Agency. | On July 23, the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) mourned Seyyed Ahmad Qureshi, a prominent commander of the Quds Force. | According to Iranian sources, Qureshi died of wounds that he sustained while fighting in Syria. The sources did not reveal when or how the commander was wounded. | Qureshi served as a military advisor in Syria for more than eight years. He reportedly commanded a unit of the Afghan Liwa Fatemiyoun, which has been fighting ISI…

Vijay Prashad (2021-07-24). Washington Beats the Drum of Regime Change, but Cuba Responds to Its Own Revolutionary Rhythm: The Twenty-Ninth Newsletter (2021). orinocotribune.com By Vijay Prashad — Jul 22, 2021 | Dear friends, | Greetings from the desk of the In 1963, the Trinidadian writer CLR James released a second edition of his classic 1938 study of the Haitian Revolution, The Black Jacobins: Toussaint L'Ouverture and the San Domingo Revolution. For the new edition, James wrote an appendix with the suggestive title "From Toussaint L'Ouverture to Fidel Castro." In the opening page of the appendix, he located the twin Revolutions of Haiti (1804) and Cuba (1959) in the conte…

Anonymous103 (2021-07-24). Biden's Second Drone Strike Hit Al-Shabaab In Somalia. southfront.org Illustrative Image | On July 23, the US military carried out an airstrike in Somalia, targeting al-Qaeda-affiliated al-Shabaab militants. It was the second airstrike carried out by the US military in Somalia under the presidency of Joe Biden. | According to Pentagon spokeswoman Cindy King, the Military Command for Africa (Africom) carried out a drone strike in the vicinity of the town of Qeycad, 500 km northeast of Mogadishu. She also stressed that there were no US forces on the ground, alongside the Somali army, the spo…

Anonymous669 (2021-07-24). Syrian Army Deployed Large Reinforcements In Daraa Amid Reports Of New Reconciliation Agreement (Photos). southfront.org Syrian soldiers, Illustrative image. | The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) deployed large reinforcements in Daraa amid reports of ongoing talks to finalize a new reconciliation agreement. | The reinforcements, which included hundreds of troops as well as heavy weapons, arrived in the southern governorate on July 23 and 24. | The newly-deployed troops were positioned in the eastern countryside of the governorate as well as in outskirts of Daraa city, mainly around the southern part known as "Daraa al-Balad". This part of the city has be…

Staff (2021-07-24). Russian star Daniil Medvedev blasts Olympics tennis tournament a 'joke' as players grapple with sweltering conditions in Japan. rt.com Daniil Medvedev, the world's second-ranked men's tennis player, has hit out at organizers of the Olympic tennis tournament, with players being forced to contend with sweltering heat of 33 degrees celsius on the court. | Soaring temperatures in Tokyo have led to Medvedev questioning why the Olympic event affords players just a 60-second changeover period compared to the regular 90 seconds amid blazing conditions and oppressive humidity, leading to several players stripping off courtside and showering themselves with bottled water in a bid to cool down. | Medvedev was one of those who appeared to feel the heat d…

Judy Greenspan (2021-07-24). Acción de DC exige: 'Acabar con detenciones trans por ICE'. workers.org Llevando pancartas y tres ataúdes pintados de color rosa, los activistas de los derechos de los inmigrantes transgénero y sus partidarios marcharon hacia la Casa Blanca el 23 de junio para exigir el fin de la detención de personas transgénero y VIH+ por parte del Servicio de Inmigración y Control . . . |

_____ (2021-07-24). Our World Is Dying Because We Don't Value Un-Making Things. strategic-culture.org Growth is baked in to capitalism, and right now we need more than anything just to chill. Do less, be less, compete less, expect less of ourselves and each other, produce less, consume less, commute less; but take more naps, be more kind, be more gentle with ourselves and each other, laugh more, cry more, feel more, and regenerate all the energy stolen from us from a rat race that we were never gonna win anyway.

_____ (2021-07-24). Christianity's American Decline. strategic-culture.org The warning that Father Cassian Folsom, the Benedictine monk who was at the time the prior of the Norcia monastery, gave me is even more potent today: if any Christian family wants to make it through what's coming, they are going to have to do some form of the Benedict Option.

Human Agenda (2021-07-24). Monday 7/26: Break the Mold: Fighting for Food, Housing & Health Care for All. indybay.org Zoom meeting link: tinyurl.com/y3co6skj

Marion Scher (2021-07-24). [World Report] Inquest begins over South African mental health failings. thelancet.com An inquest has begun into the deaths of 144 patients deinstitutionalised from Life Esidimeni psychiatric care facilities. Marion Scher reports from Johannesburg.

Editor2 (2021-07-24). There are No Disappeared or Tortured People in Cuba (+Video). orinocotribune.com By Yudy Castro Morales — Jul 21, 2021 | Following the riots that took place on July 11 and 12, as part of the political-communication operation encouraged and paid for by the US government against Cuba, lists of alleged missing persons have begun to circulate on the internet. | But, are there really missing persons in the country? Are such lists real? What is the procedure for the detention of a person? What limits are there to the actions of the authorities? | In answering these questions, during an appearance this Tuesday on the program Hacemos Cuba, Colonel Victor Alvarez Valle, second chief of the Specia…

WSWS (2021-07-24). US, Germany strike deal over controversial Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline. wsws.org Despite the aggressive statements against the Kremlin contained in the deal, the agreement has provoked an uproar in sections of the American and German ruling class, and angered the Polish and Ukrainian governments.

Oakland Greens (2021-07-24). Sunday 8/29: Racism, Sexism, Hetro-Sexism within the Poly, CNM, Kink community. indybay.org Virtual ZOOM Event…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-24). Chronic stress can wreak havoc on your mind and body. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Your body is hard-wired to react to stress in ways meant to protect you against threats from predators and other aggressors. Such threats are rare today, but that doesn't mean that life is free of stress. This article is written by Mayo Clinic Staff. ___________________________________________________________ On the contrary, you likely face many demands each day, such as taking on a huge workload, paying the bills and taking care of your family. Your body treats these…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-24). Mayo Clinic Minute: Skin cancer concerns for people with darker skin. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer. About 1 in 5 people in the U.S. will have skin cancer during their lives. And it affects all skin colors. Reporter Jason Howland explains in today's Mayo Clinic Minute. Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute youtu.be/umD3Cqs91cY Journalists: Broadcast-quality video (1: 18) is in the downloads at the end of this post. Please courtesy: "Mayo Clinic News Network." Read the script. Forty percent of all cancers in Caucasians…

Camille Gijs (2021-07-24). A migrant hunger strike is shaking Belgium's government. zcomm.org Once a local issue, the residency-seekers are gaining global attention…

Norman Solomon (2021-07-24). Who's Afraid of Nina Turner? indybay.org Democratic Party power brokers…

Olivia Engling (2021-07-24). IMF Extends Zero-Interest Lending to Poor Countries. indybay.org IMF Can Sell Gold Reserves to Extend Aid to Developing Countries…

Women's March (2021-07-24). Monday 8/2: Virtual ERA Rally & Press Conference w/ Dolores Huerta (Women's March). indybay.org Virtual event…

Kate Aronoff (2021-07-24). A New Global Group of 21 Lawmakers Will Pressure Countries on Climate Change. zcomm.org The Global Alliance for a Green New Deal wants sharper emissions cuts, better climate finance from rich countries, ecological justice, and more…

Geoff Watts (2021-07-24). [Obituary] Helen Mae Murray Free. thelancet.com Chemist and co-inventor of dip-and-read diagnostic testing. She was born on Feb 20, 1923, in Pittsburgh, PA, USA, and died following a stroke in Elkhart, IN, USA, on May 1, 2021, aged 98 years.

_____ (2021-07-24). US Lawmakers Demand $34 Billion for Global Vaccine Equity Funding in Reconciliation Package. commondreams.org One of FAIR's main goals was to take what had been a marginalized progressive media critique and push that critique into the faces of mainstream journalists.

Carole Concha Bell (2021-07-24). First Indigenous Woman to Preside Over Chilean Constitutional Assembly Rocks Establishment. zcomm.org Chile's path to transformation can be directly attributed to grassroots organizing and relentless demands for fundamental change…

Allan Fisher (2021-07-24). Saturday 7/24: Protest US financed oppression in Palestine/Israel. indybay.org Corner of Water and Ocean Streets; Santa Cruz…

Titleonly Electric Cars Can Save the Planet (2021-07-24). Only Electric Cars Can Save the Planet. commondreams.org The company continues its relentless crusade to monopolize markets, crush rivals, and extract as much data as possible from unsuspecting consumers and third-party merchants.

Center for Biological Diversity (2021-07-24). Biden Administration Announces Decommissioning of Oil Rigs Off California. indybay.org SANTA BARBARA, Calif., July 22, 2021 — The Biden administration today announced its intent to prepare a programmatic environmental analysis of the impacts of decommissioning oil and gas drilling platforms, pipelines and wells off southern California.

San Francisco Public Library (2021-07-24). Friday 7/30: Presidio Wildlife Restoration w/ Ecologist Jonathan Young. indybay.org Online via livestream on YouTube…

Massimo Di Maio, Marco Tagliamento (2021-07-24). [Correspondence] Heterogeneity of treatment effects in malignant pleural mesothelioma. thelancet.com The results from CheckMate 7431 are a relevant advance for the systemic treatment of patients with malignant pleural mesothelioma. However, we have concerns about the presentation and interpretation of subgroup analyses. Some further clarity would be helpful for the applicability of the study results in clinical practice, beyond the unequivocal clinically relevant effect observed in the whole population.

Oakland Greens (2021-07-24). Sunday 7/25: A Linguistic Townhall: Defining Gender & Ethnicity. indybay.org Virtual ZOOM event…

repost (2021-07-24). Let Cuba Live Letter to Biden. indybay.org The following letter dated July 23, 2021 to Pres. Biden was published in the New York Times today and signed by the following people. See www.letcubalive.com/

testimony from Renotta Young (2021-07-24). 2021 National Buffalo Soldiers Day – Example for the State of California. indybay.org The Buffalo Soldiers must be celebrated and their history told. They had a central role in helping to protect, build, and preserve America's national parks. 2021 National Buffalo Soldiers Day – Union Square – establishing Monthly Buffalos Soldiers Day along the California Buffalo Soldiers Trail…

Rick Rozoff (2021-07-24). U.S., NATO warships, warplanes hunt sharks (Russian subs) in North Atlantic. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com ==== Battle of the Atlantic: Citing Nazi Germany as model, U.S. military chief hails new NATO command NATO practices sinking Russian submarines in the Arctic ==== U.S.-led Anti-Submarine Warfare Exercise Shark Hunt 21 Kicks off in the Northern Atlantic with allies and partners ATLANTIC OCEAN — Commander, Task Force 69 (CTF-69) kicked off Exercise Shark Hunt …

Masada Disenhouse (2021-07-24). Change Doesn't Happen Without Disruption. zcomm.org Everybody needs to realize that they're an influencer. Whether it's on social media or talking to people in person, everybody has their own networks…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-24). Tracking brain function during surgery using a new tool. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Mayo Clinic uses innovative technology to map patients' cognitive functions during awake brain surgeries. When surgery is performed to remove a tumor, different techniques are used to help surgeons map out the brain so they can avoid the locations of important functions, such as movement, language and speech. The latest tool is NeuroMapper, a tablet-based testing platform developed by David Sabsevitz, Ph.D., a Mayo Clinic neuropsychologist. Watch: Tracking brain function during surgery using a new…

California Feminist Taxpayer (2021-07-24). Stop Waste of Tax Dollars on 2d Prosecution of H Weinstein. indybay.org Harvey Weinstein, the 69 year old, very sick, film producer, sentenced to 23 years in prison in New York at age 67 for rape, a life sentence given his age,has now been extradited to Los Angeles where California taxpayers will have to pay millions of dollars for yet another rape trial of a sick old man. This does not solve the rape problem at all; it is theft of our tax dollars.

Dr. Charles Hoffe (2021-07-24). Video: The mRNA Vaccine Generates Microscopic Blood Clots: Dr. Charles Hoffe. globalresearch.ca . | Very important Interview …

G.M. Tamas, David Graeber (2021-07-24). The mystery of 'populism' and The anarchism stereotype. indybay.org Under normal circumstances, people are as reasonable and decent as they are allowed to be, and that they can organize themselves and their communities without being told how.

Graham Peebles (2021-07-24). Ethiopian Renaissance Dam: A unifying Peoples Project. nationofchange.org Ethiopians are faced with a choice: unite and prosper or withdraw into ethnic rivalries and fall into further conflict and discord.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-24). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Ventricular assist devices aid heart failure patients. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org A ventricular assist device, also known as a VAD, is an implantable mechanical pump that helps pump blood from the lower chambers of your heart, or ventricles, to the rest of your body. Although this device can be placed in the left, right or both ventricles of your heart, it is most frequently used in the left ventricle. When placed in the left ventricle it is called a left ventricular assist device, or LVAD. A ventricular…

Jeff Cohen (2021-07-24). 35 Years Later, Looking Back at the Founding of FAIR. zcomm.org One of FAIR's main goals was to take what had been a marginalized progressive media critique and push that critique into the faces of mainstream journalists…

Oakland Asian Cultural Center (2021-07-24). Saturday 8/14: Envision & Enact: Community Thriving. indybay.org Oakland Asian Cultural Center…

Cesar G Victora, Robert E Black, Zulfiqar Bhutta (2021-07-24). [Correspondence] The nutrition agenda must include tobacco control — Authors' reply. thelancet.com We thank Jonathan Klein for raising the issue of the direct and indirect effects of tobacco smoking on maternal and child undernutrition. Although our Series paper1 did not address the effects of specific risk factors such as tobacco on gestational weight gain and low birthweight, we recognise that smoking is an important determinant of fetal growth. The indirect effects relate to the trade-offs between purchasing nutritious foods and spending the limited family budget on tobacco, alcohol, and non-nutritious foods (eg, sugar-sweetened beverages).

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-24). Mayo Clinic Q and A: Sun protection for children — and adults. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org DEAR MAYO CLINIC: What are the best kinds of sunscreen to use on my kids? Do spray sunscreens work as well as lotions? Also, does UPF clothing offer more sun protection than a standard long-sleeved shirt? ANSWER: Sunscreen can and should be safely used for children 6 months and older. You may see that some sunscreens are specifically labeled for babies or kids. However, children can use the same sunscreen as adults. The most important factor about…

Uhuru Solidarity Oakland (2021-07-24). Sunday 7/25: Volunteer to Build Unity Through Reparations in Oakland, CA! indybay.org Our local meeting will be on Zoom. You can receive the Zoom link by registering at organizeusmoakland.eventbrite.com.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-24). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Be aware of the rare cancer called sarcoma. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org A sarcoma is a rare form of cancer that begins in the bones and in the softer connective tissues in the body. Sarcomas that begin in the bones are called "bone cancer," and sarcomas that form in the tissues, including muscle, fat, blood vessels, nerves, tendons, and the lining of joints, are called "soft tissue sarcoma." "These are rare cancers, and in adults, sarcomas comprise less than 1% of new cancers diagnosed every year," says…

Angela (2021-07-24). Saturday 7/24: Virtual screening of the film "The Tower" indybay.org

Catherine Crockett (2021-07-24). Saturday 8/7: 17th Annual Hiroshima-Nagasaki Remembrance Day & Peace Lantern Ceremony. indybay.org Lovers Point Beach Cove, Ocean View Blvd., at 17th Street, Pacific Grove, CA…

John Nichols (2021-07-24). India Walton: 'Finally We'll Be Able to Put Resources Behind All of These Bold, Visionary Ideas'. thenation.com India Walton: 'Finally We'll Be Able to Put Resources Behind All of These Bold, Visionary Ideas'

Roger Kneebone (2021-07-24). [Perspectives] Portrait or snapshot? thelancet.com Brigid Edwards is a leading botanical artist. She creates exquisite paintings on vellum, using watercolours and tiny brushes to create portraits of plants and insects. Her work also includes a series of postage stamps of creatures in danger of extinction. As well as the beauty of these images, her paintings are precise scientific records. One of her biggest challenges is to capture the nuances of colour, the precise green of a leaf, or the speckles on a beetle's back. Edwards combines a naturalist's observation with an artist's sensitivity and a craftsman's precision.

WSWS (2021-07-24). French Holocaust survivor condemns far-right anti-vaccine protests. wsws.org Joseph Szwarc, age 94, denounced images of demonstrators at the far-right protest wearing yellow Stars of David on which they had written "not vaccinated."

Chido Nwakanma (2021-07-24). The Role of the Writer in Political Reform. zcomm.org Nigerians have experienced negative changes in all three areas. Nigerians now clamour for reform, beginning with the structural foundation of the country…

Alliance for Peacebuilding (2021-07-24). Wednesday 8/4: Immigration Nation: Understanding and Addressing the Weaponization of Immigration in U.S. indybay.org Online / webinar…

CA Poor People's Campaign (2021-07-24). Tuesday 8/3: Welcome & Info Meeting for Folks New to CA Poor People's Campaign. indybay.org Zoom meeting…

Labor Viideo Project (2021-07-24). Oakland Maritime Workers Protest Sale of Howard Terminal To Billionaire A's Owner Fisher. indybay.org Maritime workers from ILWU Local 10, SUP and MMP spoke out at Oakland City Hall to protest the sale of Howard Terminal to A's GAP billionaire owner John Fisher. The rally took place before the vote on July 20, 2021…

Brenda Norrell (2021-07-24). Navajo Family Desperate in Search for Missing Ella Mae Begay. indybay.org Ella Mae Begay, 62, Navajo, has been missing for over a month from her home in Sweetwater on the Navajo Nation in the Four Corners area. Her family is walking, desperate for information about her disappearance.

repost (2021-07-24). David Moore to run as the SEP candidate in the California gubernatorial recall election. indybay.org The SEP is running in the California elections to provide an independent working-class voice demanding the eradication of the pandemic by placing lives over private profit.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-24). Sharing Mayo Clinic: Every day you don't lose, you are winning. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Jennifer Summers, who was diagnosed with spinal muscular atrophy, says that with her disease, she counts every day there isn't a loss as a good day. She credits her faith and her care team at Mayo Clinic Health System in La Crosse with keeping her moving forward with a positive outlook. This article is written by Mayo Clinic Staff. Jennifer Summers, is an optimistic, articulate woman. The 35-year-old enjoys crafting, spending time with her close-knit…

_____ (2021-07-24). Amazon's Relentless Surveillance Must Be Stopped. commondreams.org

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-24). Mayo Clinic Q and A: Vaping and teens. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I am a former smoker who began smoking in high school. I quit a few years ago after a lung cancer scare. As a father, I have often shared with my children about the dangers of smoking. Recently, I overheard my daughter talking to her friends about vaping. Should I be as concerned about vaping as I am about smoking cigarettes? ANSWER: Vaping is the term often used to describe the act of using…

F. William Engdahl (2021-07-24). Coronavirus, Vaccines and the Gates Foundation. globalresearch.ca Important article first published by Global Research on March 20, 2020 | Arguably, no one has been more active in promoting and funding research on vaccines aimed at dealing with coronavirus than Bill Gates and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. …

WSWS (2021-07-24). Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific. wsws.org GM Korea workers strike for higher pay; thousands of Sri Lankan teachers continue national walkout; Australian tugboat workers resume rolling strikes…

Paul Baas, Arnaud Scherpereel, Anna K Nowak, Abderrahim Oukessou, Gerard Zalcman (2021-07-24). [Correspondence] Heterogeneity of treatment effects in malignant pleural mesothelioma — Authors' reply. thelancet.com We thank Massimo Di Maio and Marco Tagliamento for their Correspondence regarding CheckMate 743, a global, open-label, randomised, phase 3 study of first-line nivolumab plus ipilimumab versus chemotherapy in unresectable malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM).1 We appreciate their remarks on the interaction test to investigate heterogeneity across histological subtypes.

news.un (2021-07-24). Farmers the 'lifeblood of our food systems', deputy UN chief highlights, ahead of key summit. news.un.org Farmers, especially women and indigenous people, work tirelessly to put food on our tables. UN Deputy Secretary General Amina Mohammed met on Saturday women producers at a farmers' market in Circo Massimo, Rome, ahead of the Food Systems Pre-Summit taking place next week.

Jonathan D Klein (2021-07-24). [Correspondence] The nutrition agenda must include tobacco control. thelancet.com The Lancet's Series on progress in maternal and child undernutrition reminds us that malnutrition and stunting, and the double burden of obesity and malnutrition, remain important priorities for achieving Sustainable Development Goal 3 and other goals for child health. However, although recognising the importance of the environment and commercial determinants of food availability, the nutrition agenda continues to ignore the importance of tobacco control in achieving nutritional goals.

Sasha Abramsky (2021-07-24). Trump Has Convinced His Followers He's About to Return to Office This Summer. zcomm.org The more we learn about Trump's last months in office, the clearer it becomes that talk of coups and martial law was far more than just idle chatter…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-24). Mayo Clinic Q and A: Treatment for vaginal dryness for menopausal women. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I began menopause about two years ago at age 52. I am noticing that I am beginning to experience vaginal dryness. Is this normal? Is there anything that can be done about it? I have tried using over-the-counter lubricants, and they don't help much. ANSWER: Vaginal dryness is common in women who are approaching menopause and those who have gone through menopause. Other related symptoms include vaginal and vulvar irritation; burning or itching; discomfort…

teleSUR (2021-07-23). Israel Granted Observer Status at the African Union. telesurenglish.net The Jewish state was not admitted as an observer back in 2002 when the African Union was founded, and it has tried ever since to get a seat at the continental organization. Although the AU has condemned the Israeli attacks on Palestine, Israel seeks to strengthen the commercial ties with the block.

_____ (2021-07-23). Culture War In The Classroom. popularresistance.org The American right's latest culture war offensive is an all-out assault on "critical race theory" (CRT). Like other right-wing campaigns, the attack on CRT is taking place on two fronts—one battle to define the term negatively in popular discourse, and another to enact laws and executive orders that severely restrict how racism is addressed in public schools and post-secondary public institutions. The two fronts work in tandem, feeding off each other; consequently, they must be addressed together.

_____ (2021-07-23). What Is Critical Race Theory, And Why Is It Under Attack? popularresistance.org School boards, superintendents, even principals and teachers are already facing questions about critical race theory, and there are significant disagreements even among experts about its precise definition as well as how its tenets should inform K-12 policy and practice. This explainer is meant only as a starting point to help educators grasp core aspects of the current debate.

Kenya Elliott (2021-07-23). COVID + Capitalism = Death. liberationnews.org In a shocking new report, the Centers for Disease Control just announced the largest single-year drop in life expectancy in the United States since World War Two. Life expectancy for people in the United States dropped by an astonishing one-and-a-half years from 2019 to 2020. Life expectancy for Black and Latino people dropped by a …

teleSUR (2021-07-23). Let Cuba Live!, Progressive Leaders Around the World Demand. telesurenglish.net On Friday, over 400 artists, politicians, intellectuals, and international activists will send a letter to President Joe Biden demanding that he end the blockade against Cuba and improve bilateral relations. | RELATED: | "We find it unconscionable to block remittances and Cuba's use of global financial institutions, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic when the access to dollars is even more necessary for the i…

teleSUR (2021-07-23). China Hopes WHO Upholds Integrity of COVID-19 Origin Tracing. telesurenglish.net China hopes that the World Health Organization (WHO) can adhere to the spirit of science, professionalism and objectivity and work with the international community to jointly uphold the scientific integrity of studying the origins of COVID-19, resist the headwind of politicization and safeguard the sound atmosphere of global anti-epidemic cooperation, Foreign Ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian said Friday. | RELATED: | Personal for me to have my emphatic, funny, innocent young son ask

United Health Professionals (2021-07-23). The Covid Outbreak: "Biggest Health Scam of the 21st Century." Report by 1500 Health Professionals. globalresearch.ca We say : STOP disproportionate measures to fight SARS-CoV-2 (lockdown, blocking the economy and education, social distancing, wearing of masks for all, etc.) because they are totally unjustified, are not based on any scientific evidence and violate the basic principles of evidence-based medicine.

teleSUR (2021-07-23). Mexico to Host CELAC Summit of Foreign Affairs Ministers. telesurenglish.net On Saturday, the 21st Meeting of Foreign Affairs Ministers of the Latin American and Caribbean States Community (CELAC) will take place in Mexico City. This meeting will aim to build a regional agenda to counteract the economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. | RELATED: | "Many countries have had billions of dollars at their disposal to deal with the pandemic. Latin American nations do not have such a possibility.

ecns.cn (2021-07-23). Black, Hispanic populations among hardest hit by COVID-19: UM study. ecns.cn Deaths from all causes combined increased dramatically early in the COVID-19 pandemic for certain demographic groups in the United States, particularly for Black and Hispanic people, even when accounting for socioeconomic factors, according to a study posted on the website of University of Michigan (UM) on Wednesday.

Aaron Miller (2021-07-23). Inside Frito Lay's Topeka plant: Long hours, bad conditions. peoplesworld.org TOPEKA, Kansas—Brent Hall has been working for Frito Lay at their Topeka, Kansas, factory for the past 16 years, even becoming president of the Local 218 of the Bakery Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers (BCTGM) there at one time. "One night/day/shift of routine maintenance and sanitization a fellow worker had walked underneath the walkway …

Fight Back (2021-07-23). MN 646 demand 'Drop the charges'. fightbacknews.org Minneapolis, MN – On July 22, 50 people gathered outside Minneapolis City Hall for a press conference in defense of the 646-plus people who were arrested on November 4, 2020. They demanded City Attorney Jim Rowder and other prosecutors drop the charges against the 646, and that the charges be dropped against all protesters since the murder of George Floyd last summer. | On November 4, the day after the elections, over 1000 protesters took to the streets of Minneapolis to demand a fair presidential election and justice for Black lives lost to police brutality. For part of the march, the crowd embarked on what woul…

teleSUR (2021-07-23). Burnt Tires and Shots as President Moise Funeral Took Place. telesurenglish.net Accompanied by a rigorous security detail, First Lady Martine Moise arrived at the funeral of President Jovenel Moise taking place in Cap-Haitien City in Haiti on Friday. | RELATED: | The day before, this city was the scene of protests in which supporters of the late President blocked streets and clashed with police. While disturbances were not massive or widespread, citizens still staging sporadic protests in the ar…

teleSUR (2021-07-23). El Salvador: AG Orders Arrest of Former FMLN Pres Sanchez Ceren. telesurenglish.net El Salvador ¥s Attorney General Office ordered on Friday the arrest of leftist former president Salvador Sanchez Ceren (2014-2019) alongside nine former cabinet officials, as the government hunts leaders of Farabundo Marti Front for the National Liberation (FMLN). | RELATED: | Ceren is not currently residing in El Salvador and he left the country in 2021. Hence, Attorney General Rodolfo Delgado informed that the authorities "have i…

teleSUR (2021-07-23). President Diaz-Canel Thanks US Peoples' Solidarity with Cuba. telesurenglish.net The First Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Cuba and President of the Republic of Cuba, Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, today thanked people of solidarity in the United States who worked to place a video projections against the economic blockade of the island on a building in Union Square in New York City.

teleSUR (2021-07-23). Second Round of Riots in Ecuador's Prisons Causes 22 Deaths. telesurenglish.net Ecuador's police reported on Thursday at least 22 were killed during riots in two of the country's largest prisons. This is the second crisis of the Ecuadorian prison system thus far this year. | RELATED: | The police explained that 86 criminals that managed the escape from the Cotopaxi prison were arrested and returned to their cells. | El presidente

teleSUR (2021-07-23). Venezuelan Government and Opponents To Hold Dialogue in Mexico. telesurenglish.net On Thursday, the government of President Nicolas Maduro announced that it is ready to initiate new dialogues with the opposition in order to reach agreements that favor Venezuela and respect its sovereignty. | RELATED: | "We are ready to go to Mexico to dialogue with the opposition around a realistic Venezuelan agenda so that all unilateral coercive measures are lifted," Maduro said. | To expedite the meetings, Mira…

teleSUR (2021-07-23). President Moise's Official Funeral Begins In Cap-Haitien City. telesurenglish.net On Friday morning, Haitian politicians and authorities began the official wake in honor of President Jovenel Moise in the city of Cap-Haitien where his body will be buried after noon. | RELATED: | The funeral honors are taking place in the gardens of the Habitation Village SOS, the private residence of the Moise family, which is guarded by a heavy security apparatus. The coffin covered with the Haitian flag was carried by…

teleSUR (2021-07-23). FMLN Denounces Political Persecution in El Salvador. telesurenglish.net The Farabundo Marti National Liberation Front (FMLN) Secretary Oscar Ortiz denounced that President Nayib Bukele administration is deploying a campaign of political persecution against those who were officials during the leftist governments. | RELATED: | The right-wing regime is deploying trials for alleged acts of corruption as an "authoritarian mechanism" of social control, which is similar to what dictatorships used to silen…

Schanelle Saldanha (2021-07-23). Tony Winner Ali Stroker Reframes Disability Representation and Identity. aclu.org Over the past several years, we have witnessed a heightened demand for marginalized communities to be better represented in the media, in boardrooms, and every sector of society. While some progress has been made, representation of people with disabilities often takes a backseat in the conversation. | In fact, it was only in 2015 that actress and singer Ali Stroker made history when she became the first person using a wheelchair to perform on a Broadway stage — immediately breaking barriers for people with disabilities. Four years later, she did it again, becoming the first person using a wheelchair to w…

teleSUR (2021-07-23). Palestine Welcomes Decision To Investigate Israeli Violations. telesurenglish.net On Thursday, Palestine welcomed a decision by the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNCHR) to form an independent international commission to investigate Israeli violations of Palestinian rights. | RELATED: | The Palestinian Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement that the council's decision "reflects the international community's persistence to implement international law and protect Palestinian human rights," said the Palestin…

teleSUR (2021-07-23). China Asks the US To Lift Its Sanctions Against Cuban Officials. telesurenglish.net On Friday, China's Foreign Affairs Ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian asked the United States to remove the sanctions against the officers of Cuba's Interior Ministry (MININT) and Revolutionary Armed Forces (FAR). | RELATED: | "The U.S. should foremost examine its human rights issues instead of meddling in other countries' internal affairs," Zhao stated and reiterated China's support for the Cuban government and people ami…

Victor Grossman (2021-07-23). Germany: Greens worried about drop in popularity due to scandals. peoplesworld.org BERLIN—"Jack and Jill climbed up a hill to fetch a pail of water. Jack fell down and broke his crown and Jill came tumbling after." It wasn't exactly like the nursery rhyme, but somehow there were similarities. Only this hill is the job as German chancellor after the September elections — with Angela Merkel going …

Juan Cole (2021-07-23). Iran opens new Oil Port on Gulf of Oman to avoid narrow Straits of Hormuz and to Avoid US Sanctions. juancole.com Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) — According to Al Jazeera, on Thursday, Iran announced the opening of a new petroleum export terminal near the port of Jask on the Gulf of Oman, which will allow its vessels to avoid what Iranians refer to as the Persian Gulf and its narrow outlet, the Strait of Hormuz. Although …

Staff (2021-07-23). 25 July, Online Event: Open Forum — The Current Palestinian Uprising and the Path Forward to Liberation. samidoun.net Sunday, July 25 11 am Pacific, 2 pm Eastern. Register to join online: bit.ly/masarforum1 With the recent surge in mobilizations across historic Palestine and the diaspora, we invite you to join us in an open discussion concerning the current political moment facing the Palestinian struggle following recent confrontations with the Zionist entity and against the Palestinian Authority. Through this forum, we hope to exchange experiences concerning mobilizations within the North American scene, discuss what is needed to build a path forward for our work, and explore the necessary conditions for an alternative…

Anthony Mangos (2021-07-23). "Summer of Soul," a look back at 1969 Harlem Cultural Festival. peoplesworld.org Soul, gospel, blues, jazz, R & B, funk, and rock. The music scene of the late sixties and early seventies was a zenith for these styles, and African Americans were a vital part of it all. The sheer volume of talent at the time was overwhelming. Wattstax, the 1973 film of the August 20, 1972 …

Fairness & Accuracy In Reporting (2021-07-23). Bianca Nozaki-Nasser on Anti-Asian Bias. fair.org New York Times ( This week on CounterSpin: A June New York Times

John Wojcik (2021-07-23). Chicago adopts plan for increased community control of the police. peoplesworld.org CHICAGO — Chicago's City Council approved a community oversight system this week giving representatives chosen by the community a solid measure of control over Chicago police following years of protests and mobilizations over law enforcement misconduct. The 36-13 vote capped more than two years of struggle by a broad coalition of groups including unions, community …

Bruce Gagnon (2021-07-23). Climate change report: Jeff Bezos & the new wild west show. peoplesworld.org Jeff Bezos (the richest man in the world) successfully took his new wild west rodeo show to the edge of space and once returning to Mother Earth had the audacity to lecture us earthlings on a few things. Yahoo News reported Bezos saying: "We need to take all heavy industry, all polluting industry, and move …

Ted Kelly (2021-07-23). Israelis prevent political prisoner from attending daughter's funeral. workers.org The latest cruelty the Israeli state inflicted on the Jarrar family followed the tragic and untimely death of Suha Jarrar at 31 years old at her home in Ramallah July 11. Despite international pleas for Khalida Jarrar, elected representative of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP), to . . . |

Anthony Mangos (2021-07-23). 'Summer of Soul,' a look back at the pulsating 1969 Harlem Cultural Festival. peoplesworld.org Soul, gospel, blues, jazz, R & B, funk, and rock. The music scene of the late sixties and early seventies was a zenith for these styles, and African Americans were a vital part of it all. The sheer volume of talent at the time was overwhelming. Wattstax, the 1973 film of the August 20, 1972, …

Mark Gruenberg (2021-07-23). Worker tells senators why the PRO Act is a must. peoplesworld.org McCOMB, Ohio—For 20 of the 33 years she's worked at Hearthside Foods, an industrial bakery in McComb, Ohio, that turns out cookies, crackers, and candy bars for big firms such as Nabisco and Kellogg's, Gracie Heldman has campaigned for a union—specifically the Bakery, Confectionery and Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers—there. Three times in 20 years, …

The Conversation (2021-07-23). Wind turbines off the coast could help Australia become an energy superpower, research finds. juancole.com By Sven Teske, Chris Briggs, Mark Hemer, Philip Marsh, and Rusty Langdon | — ( The Conversation) — Offshore wind farms are an increasingly common sight overseas. But Australia has neglected the technology, despite the ample wind gusts buffeting much of our coastline. New research released today confirms Australia's offshore wind resources offer vast potential …

Fairness & Accuracy In Reporting (2021-07-23). 'The Haitian People Aren't Looking for Foreign Powers to Impose a New System'. fair.org "We have to stand up against these calls for occupation, these calls for intervention. And we have to support the Haitian people's right to self-determination."

Al Neal (2021-07-23). The Scorecard: Introducing the Cleveland Guardians baseball team. peoplesworld.org The day many Native American and Indigenous baseball fans have been waiting for—fighting for—finally arrived. Cleveland's Major League Baseball team, known as the "Indians" since 1915, will now be called the Guardians. The ballclub made the long-awaited announcement Friday morning on Twitter with a video narrated by actor Tom Hanks. Thus, ending months, if not, years' worth …

Larry Holmes (2021-07-23). Transforming the political and social character of the working class movement. workers.org Based on remarks given at a June 28 leadership meeting. Holmes is Workers World Party's First Secretary. The Teamsters union, the third or fourth biggest union in the United States, overwhelmingly voted at its convention June 24 in favor of launching a nationwide campaign to organize the nearly 1 million . . . |

Nicholas Stender (2021-07-23). Will the Democrats ditch "consensus" and deliver promised reforms? liberationnews.org In yet another example of the futility of the Biden administration's "bipartisan" approach, Republicans blocked a vote on a major infrastructure bill on Wednesday. In the days since, more and more doubt is spreading about the ultimate fate of this bill, which was presented to the public as a major breakthrough that had sufficient Republican …

Minnie Bruce Pratt (2021-07-23). Coal miners carry Alabama strike to Wall Street. workers.org Coal miners on strike in Brookwood, Ala., are staying stalwart midway through their fourth month on the picket line — 24 hours a day, seven days a week — continuing a 100-year-old tradition of labor resistance in central Alabama. The miners of United Mine Workers Local 2245 say big hedge . . . |

Staff (2021-07-23). Cops hate citizen journalists, but they're not the only ones. therealnews.com

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| Taya Graham: Hello. My name is Taya Graham ,and welcome to Police Accountability Report. As I always make clear, this show has a single purpose: holding the politically powerful institution of policing accountable. And to do so, we don't just focus on the bad behavior of individuals. Instead, we examine the system that makes bad policing possible. And today we're going to achieve this goal by focusing on how the investigative work of cop watchers has been ignored and even blocked by the purveyors of copaganda, and what this disturbing pattern says about the efforts o…

Staff (2021-07-23). Samidoun Delegation to Lebanon Day 2: Political and cultural discussions at Mar Elias camp. samidoun.net On 23 July, the second day of the Samidoun international delegation to Lebanon, the delegates participated in several political meetings and cultural activities. Delegates began their activities of the day by meeting in Beirut with Jamal Wakim, a professor at the Lebanese University. Jamal Wakim is also a leading member in the People's Movement of Lebanon (Harakat al-Shaab), a political party formed in 2000, with a progressive and anti-imperialist agenda. The delegation discussed the situation for the Palestinian Left and its political organizations, and how we can collectively move forward to advance Palestinian…

Mark Fiore (2021-07-23). Screen Shot 2021-07-22 at 8.57.22 AM.png. progressive.org Nearly all of the recent deaths from coronavirus were preventable.

Michael Welch (2021-07-23). The Assassination of Martin Luther King. Racism and the Growing Cancer Blighting U.S. Foreign Policy. globalresearch.ca . | . "I …

teleSUR (2021-07-23). US: MLB Team Cleveland Indians Changes Name Over Racist Origins. telesurenglish.net The ballclub announced the name change by releasing a video on Twitter narrated by actor Tom Hanks, and the decision ends months of internal discussions catalyzed by a national reckoning from institutions and teams to permanently drop logos and names many consider to be racist. | The team, which was called the Indians for more than 100 years, started to search for a new name in December 2020. | RELATED: | The or…

Dr. Binoy Kampmark (2021-07-23). Tokyo's Pandemic Games Open. globalresearch.ca The auguries …

Fabiano Maisonnave (2021-07-23). Planned Brazil-Peru Highway Threatens One Of Earth's Most Biodiverse Places. globalresearch.ca

teleSUR (2021-07-23). Bridges of Love Denounces Violent Threats Before Demonstration. telesurenglish.net The Cuban resident in the U.S. and founder of the initiative Bridges of Love denounced on Friday violent threats by hate groups that aim to sabotage a demonstration of the solidarity project in front of the White House this Sunday. | RELATED: | "These haters have even forced their followers to go, on the same day and at the same time, to the same park to provoke a confrontation, chaos, and violence," Lazo explained to P…

Mike Kuhlenbeck (2021-07-23). Poor People Are Unjustly Stigmatized for Owning Pets. progressive.org In a culture that views poverty as a personal failure, pet ownership is yet another 'luxury' that poor people get shamed for.

RobertAlvarez (2021-07-23). Jeff Bezos Should Have Thanked American Taxpayers for Paying for His Space Ride. ips-dc.org Shortly after emerging from his 10-minute space flight last week, Jeff Bezos thanked Amazon customers and employees for their primary role in paying for his Blue Origin joyride to the edge of space. | The Amazon founder's comments quickly elicited scorn from many employees who toil in extreme working conditions for little pay and with bathroom breaks half as long as Bezos's short rocket ride. | But American taxpayers should be just as roiled for not being mentioned by Bezos at all. Commentators pointed to Bezos's Blue Origin and Sir Richard Branson's earlier trip on Virgin Galactic's Unity spacecraft as being pri…

Daphne Leprince Ringuet (2021-07-23). Artificial Intelligence and Modern Warfare: This Swarm of Flying, Sailing, Diving Drones is a Military First. globalresearch.ca . An autonomous …

Fight Back (2021-07-23). 100 years of the Communist Party of China. fightbacknews.org Mick Kelly is a member of the Standing Committee of the Central Committee of Freedom Road Socialist Organization and is responsible for the organization's international relations. The following essay appeared in the book, A Century of the Communist Party of China, Statements from 100 Foreign Communists, published by the Contemporary China Publishing House. | This July 2021 marks a world historic occasion, the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Communist Party of China (CPC). It is an event of real significance for progressives, revolutionaries, and communists the world over, including those of us in the Uni…

ecns.cn (2021-07-23). U.S. hurts world politicizing pandemic. ecns.cn The U.S. administration under Joe Biden has been proclaiming "America is back". But judging by what it is saying and doing, it is simply back to doing what has now become its new normal.

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