2021-07-31: News Headlines

Editor (2021-07-31). Glen Ford, veteran journalist and founder of Black Agenda Report, dies at 71. mronline.org Glen Ford spent more than four decades delivering the news from a Black perspective on a national scale.

ecns.cn (2021-07-31). Nine questions: What has happened in Fort Detrick?>. ecns.cn Why was Fort Detrick suddenly shut down in July 2019? What happened before Fort Detrick was closed? Was the virus leak from Fort Detrick the cause of vaping-related disease outbreak around Fort Detrick? Why hasn't the U.S. investigated Fort Detrick itself, or invited a third party to do so?

Victor Grossman (2021-07-31). Esther Bejarano °Presente! workers.org This lightly edited article first appeared in Berlin Bulletin No. 193, July 20, 2021. She was all of 96 years, yet Esther Bejarano's death hits hard, leaving a painful gap in Germany's anti-fascist scene. Until the final weeks of her long life, she was a fighter, speaking, singing and passing . . . |

Editor (2021-07-31). Sustainable food systems are possible outside corporate agriculture. mronline.org The United Nations Food Systems Summit has become one of the most controversial events of this year due to corporate take over. Civil society activists came together during the pre-summit to register their protest.

Juan Cole (2021-07-31). Renewables for first time on Record generated more Electricity than either Coal or Nuclear in US in 2020: EIA. juancole.com Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) — The Energy Information Administration, the primary authority in the federal government on energy numbers, concludes that renewables, primarily hydro, wind and solar, rose to become 21% of electricity generation in the US in 2020. This is the first time on record that renewables were the second-largest generator of electricity in …

Asa Winstanley (2021-07-31). Palestinian Activist: The Problem is not Ignorance of Israeli Occupation's Brutality, it is Inaction. juancole.com "I am tired of reporting the same brutality every day, of thinking of new ways to describe the obvious." Those are the words of Mohammed El-Kurd, the renowned Palestinian activist from East Jerusalem. He and his family are threatened with expulsion from their homes. They have committed no crime, but are being kicked out solely …

Bill Hackwell (2021-07-31). U.S. State Department lectures Cuba about human rights and living conditions. mronline.org Today with the height of imperial arrogance and hubris, the U.S. State Department issued a joint statement to further its plans to destroy Cuba and all the gains it has made in health, education and welfare.

Geraldina Colotti (2021-07-31). Interview with Professor Adán Chávez: Continuous Coup Plan against Cuba and Venezuela. orinocotribune.com At the conclusion of the Bicentennial Congress of the Peoples of the World, held in Caracas, journalist Geraldina Colotti interviewed Professor Adán Chávez, historic leader of the Bolivarian Revolution, Venezuelan Ambassador to Cuba. | GC: The Bicentennial Congress of the Peoples of the World has just ended in Caracas, what is the balance and what are the perspectives to continue with this important internationalist political work? | AC: From June 21 to 24 of this year, the Bicentennial Congress of the Peoples of the World was held in Caracas; a space of articulation to which comrade President Nicolás Maduro has…

teleSUR (2021-07-31). Cuba: 2500 Fewer COVID-19 Cases in Matanzas From Week to Week. telesurenglish.net On Saturday, Cuba's President Miguel Diaz-Canel Bermudez tweeted COVID-19 situation in Matanzas is slowly improving after reporting 2500 cases less than in the previous week. | RELATED: | The province has shown a decreasing trend in daily COVID-19 infections for two weeks in a row, while active cases have been going down for 5 days in a row. | Despite the decrease in COVID-19 infections, the death toll peaked 33 on Satu…

Editor (2021-07-31). Defending Marx and Braverman: taking back the labour process in theory and practice. mronline.org Writing his 1974 book Labour and Monopoly Capital: The Degradation of Work in the Twentieth Century, U.S. Marxist and political economist Harry Braverman noted that Karl Marx had demonstrated that processes of production are constantly transformed by the driving force of capital accumulation.

Ellen Brown (2021-07-31). Nature's Own Fuel Could Save Us From the Greenhouse Effect and Electric Grid Failure. dissidentvoice.org Hemp fuel and other biofuels could reduce carbon emissions while saving the electric grid, but they're often overlooked for more expensive, high-tech climate solutions. On July 14, the European Union unveiled sweeping climate change and emissions targets that would, according to Gulf News, mean "the end of the internal combustion engine": The commission's draft would reduce …

Lyn Neeley (2021-07-31). Portland protesters say, 'Donut cross our picket line'. workers.org Portland, Ore. Over 100 workers protested in front of Portland's Voodoo Doughnuts July 30 for the illegal firing of 11 workers. Joining the picket line were workers representing over half a dozen unions and coming from as far away as Seattle. July 30 protest. WW PHOTO: Jim Wallace Workers demonstrate . . . |

Peoples Dispatch (2021-07-31). Protests held in Serbia against large scale mining bid by Rio Tinto. peoplesdispatch.org Residents of the Serbian town of Loznica intensified protests against the proposed opening of a Lithium mine by the Anglo-Australian mining giant Rio Tinto in the Jadar and Drina rivers in Serbia. On July 29, Thursday, hundreds of residents of Loznica and several environmental rights groups including Ne davimo Beograd, Protect Jadar and Radjevina, the Coalition for Sustainable Mining in Serbia, Podrinje Anti-Corruption Team (PAKT), Ne damo Jadar and Kreni Pokreni protested in front of the City Assembly where the implementation of the mining project was discussed. The protesters alleged that for the imagined finan…

WSWS (2021-07-31). Modi government calls exposure of its use of Pegasus to spy on political opponents "fake news" wsws.org India's far-right Narendra Modi-led government has used the Pegasus spyware to illegally surveil opponents across the political spectrum, from left-wing activists to senior opposition leaders.

WSWS (2021-07-31). Union sells out New Zealand bus drivers. wsws.org The deal pushed through by the Tramways Union, in the face of significant opposition from NZ Bus drivers in Wellington, erodes overtime and weekend rates.

Staff (2021-07-31). Venezuelan Right-Wing Analyst: What is the Real Challenge for the Opposition Today? orinocotribune.com This Thursday, July 29, the president of the polling firm Datanálisis and anti-Chavista analyst Luis Vicente León, through his Twitter account, made reference to a series of challenges that the Venezuelan right must currently face, in order to be rise to meet the situation through which the country is passing today. | According to the economist, at present the political leadership of the right-wing sector is at its worst moment in history. He assured that none of its leaders currently obtain a positive evaluation above 20% and that all are "tied for nothing." | El liderazgo político se encuentra en su peor moment…

WSWS (2021-07-31). SEIU calls off strike by 1,500 Pennsylvania nursing home workers at last minute. wsws.org The workers were prepared to strike against low wages, poor staffing and dangerous working conditions this week, but it was called off by the SEIU, which claimed to have reached agreements with two major nursing home companies.

WSWS (2021-07-31). Black Widow: The surrounding controversies are more interesting and revealing than the film. wsws.org Cate Shortland's $200-million film was shot in 2019 and originally scheduled to be released by Disney Studios on May 1, 2020. The outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic disrupted that plan.

ecns.cn (2021-07-31). CDC study shows Delta variant produces similar viral loads in vaccinated, unvaccinated. ecns.cn A new study of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows the Delta variant produced similar amounts of virus in vaccinated and unvaccinated people if they get infected.

F. William Engdahl (2021-07-31). And We Should Trust 'The Science' of the Pharma Industry? globalresearch.ca

WSWS (2021-07-31). House holds hearing on threat to voting rights in Texas as Democrats abandon fight against it. wsws.org Republicans in Texas are restricting the right to vote, but the Biden administration and Senate Democrats have dropped any fight on the issue.

WSWS (2021-07-31). Australia: 7,000 Toll transport workers threaten industrial action. wsws.org The Transport Workers Union's meagre 3 percent pay claim would amount to a loss in real terms.

Elizabeth Pieroth (2021-07-31). Black Athletes Need a Reprieve from the Hair Barrier. progressive.org Rules regarding hair style and length force a choice between two identities.

teleSUR (2021-07-31). Venezuela Won Its Second Weightlifting Olympic Medal. telesurenglish.net On Saturday, Venezuelan weightlifter Keydomar Vallenilla won the second silver medal for his country in Tokyo 2021 Olimpic Games after lifting 387kg. | RELATED: | Vallenilla competed in the 96Kg category in the modality of clean and jerk where started with 172Kg and finished de competition after lifting 210Kg in the jerk. | The gold medal winner was the Qatari Fares Elbakh, who established two new Olympic records,…

Stephanie Parker (2021-07-31). Here's how the climate crisis is impacting the water cycle. nationofchange.org The current extreme fluctuation in precipitation across the globe is due in large part to climate change.

WSWS (2021-07-31). Leaked CDC document exposes Biden administration's COVID-19 cover-up. wsws.org The secret report contradicts nearly every public statement by the White House over the course of the past two months.

WSWS (2021-07-31). Continental/Vitesco workers: Vote against IG Metall and management's plan to close the plant! Build rank-and-file committees to defend all jobs! wsws.org The so-called "social contract" agreed by the IG Metall union will seal the closure of the Bebra-Màºhlhausen plant and destroy 400 jobs.

ecns.cn (2021-07-31). 'Lab-leak' theory used to divert attention, says U.S. scholar. ecns.cn The U.S. lab-leak theory is a distraction from the country's history of far worse leaks, Mario Cavolo, a senior fellow at the Center for China and Globalization, one of China's top independent think tanks, said in his article titled "West still barking up the conspiracy tree."

WSWS (2021-07-31). Journalist Craig Murray jailed for eight months in a major assault on democratic rights. wsws.org The railroading of Murray into prison is the culmination of a politically motivated witch-hunt. For the last decade, Murray has been a trenchant defender of jailed journalist and WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.

Peoples Dispatch (2021-07-31). Women farmers hold 'parliament' in India. peoplesdispatch.org A contingent of women farmers from Delhi's neighboring states gathered on Monday, 26 July at Jantar Mantar in the national capital for a 'Kisan Sansad' or farmers' parliament. The action also marked the completion of eight months of the farmers' agitation against the Center's controversial farm laws.

WSWS (2021-07-31). Belarusian opposition leader Tikhanovskaya appeals to Washington for support. wsws.org Tikhanovskaya toured Washington for over a week and met with US President Joe Biden on Tuesday.

WSWS (2021-07-31). Brazil's schools set to reopen amid record COVID-19 child deaths. wsws.org As the Delta variant spreads in the country, state governments, including those of the Workers Party and the Communist Party of Brazil are reopening schools and the entire economy.

Rick Rozoff (2021-07-31). Azerbaijan, Turkey, Pakistan: mutual aggression pact. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com [See: Rehearsal for war with Armenia, Greece and India: Turkey inaugurates NATO-backed bloc from Balkans to Chinese border ] Pakistan always supports Azerbaijan — ambassador Pakistan has always supported Azerbaijan — both during the war [2020 Karabakh war] and afterwards," [said] the ambassador [Bilal Haye]. ==== Pakistan delighted with Azerbaijan's victory during 44-day Karabakh war …

WSWS (2021-07-31). UK: Unite's "left" candidates Turner and Graham silent on attempted sell-out of JDE strike. wsws.org On June 25, Unite suspended industrial action at Jacobs Douwe Egberts. It is seeking to ram through a concessions-based agreement demanded by the company.

ecns.cn (2021-07-31). Biggest threat to Western democracy comes from within, not China: U.S. media. ecns.cn

Kamal Iranidoost (2021-07-31). 14 African states agree to expel Israeli regime from AU. en.mehrnews.com Algerian media say their country has reached an agreement with 13 other African countries to expel Tel Aviv from the African Union as an observer member.

Sam Pizzigati (2021-07-31). America's billionaires: Borrowing their way to ever more fabulous fortunes. nationofchange.org Their current combined fortune: $4.7 trillion, up $1.8 trillion since the pandemic began.

WSWS (2021-07-31). Japan records highest COVID-19 daily case number, a foreseeable disaster. wsws.org Coinciding with the Olympics, Tokyo has seen three consecutive days of record-breaking daily cases, which are now approaching 4,000.

Binoy Kampmark (2021-07-31). Global Britain Slashes International Aid. dissidentvoice.org Decisions on aid are eroding trust and eroding relationships between the UK and developing countries. — Abby Baldoumas, Financial Times, July 15, 2021 Politics is not merely the art of the possible but the pursuit of concerted hypocrisy. When it comes to that matter of funding good causes — foreign aid, for instance — wealthy …

_____ (2021-07-31). Criminalization of Free Speech: Craig Murray's Jailing is the Latest Move to Snuff out Independent journalism. globalresearch.ca Craig Murray, a former ambassador to Uzbekistan, the father of a newborn child, a man in very poor health and one who has no prior convictions, will have to hand himself over to the Scottish police on Sunday morning. He …

WSWS (2021-07-31). Democrats let US eviction moratorium expire, pushing millions of families to the brink. wsws.org The confluence of the rapid spread of the Delta variant with an eruption of evictions in the coming weeks bodes a social catastrophe.

WSWS (2021-07-31). Florida sees explosive growth of Delta variant infections, hospitalizations. wsws.org Although Florida has just 6.5 percent of the US population, it accounts for 20.4 percent of the country's new cases.

WSWS (2021-07-31). Amid pandemic, Alberta demands 5 percent pay cut from province's nurses. wsws.org Alberta Finance Minister Travis Toews effusively praised the nurses' efforts during the pandemic, before moving swiftly to outline his government's sweeping attack on their pay and conditions.

Rick Rozoff (2021-07-31). Ukraine's new top commander's priorities: revamp army to NATO standards, teach troops English. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com New commander-in-chief names priorities for Army development "The general course of reforming the Armed Forces of Ukraine in accordance with NATO principles and standards remains irreversible. And the key here is the principles. Changes must take place first of all in the worldview and attitude to people…," the commander-in-chief emphasized. Development and implementation in all …

Michael Welch (2021-07-31). The Assassination of Malcolm X. globalresearch.ca

Jim Hightower (2021-07-31). Readers didn't give up on local news. Corporations did. nationofchange.org It's not that people have given up on local news, but that corporate-owned papers did.

ecns.cn (2021-07-31). WHO tracing COVID-19 in China for 2nd time contradicts 1st report. ecns.cn There is a huge amount of data to support the natural origin of SARS-CoV-2, the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19, said David Hayman, professor of infectious disease ecology at Massey University in New Zealand.

Rick Rozoff (2021-07-31). Greece, Lithuania, Poland: Pentagon unloads troops, several hundred military vehicles. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Atlantic Resolve rotation demonstrates strategic importance of seaport in Alexandroupoli, Greece ==== Pentagon deploys "combat-credible" 1st Infantry Division to Poland Battle of the Atlantic: Citing Nazi Germany as model, U.S. military chief hails new NATO command ==== The seaport in Alexandroupoli, Greece is currently supporting the movement of hundreds of U.S. Army equipment items for …

Kamal Iranidoost (2021-07-31). Afghan troops to be trained in Turkey under NATO supervision. en.mehrnews.com Afghan soldiers will receive training from NATO in Turkey, in the first such training program of its kind outside Afghanistan.

WSWS (2021-07-31). UAW continues to withhold the full contract agreement for Volvo Trucks workers in Virginia. wsws.org Despite the continuing media blackout of the Volvo strike, the influence of the Volvo strike is making itself felt among other workers, who are beginning to draw important lessons from the strike.

Staff (2021-07-31). Guatemalans Block Roads, Demand Giammatei's Resignation. orinocotribune.com On Thursday, July 29, at least 20 roads in various parts of Guatemala were blocked by protesters demanding the resignation of President Alejandro Giammattei and Attorney General Consuelo Porras, for alleged acts of corruption. | The demonstrators are demanding "the resignation of Alejandro Giammattei due to his incapacity and mismanagement of the country," protester Ana Pardo, participating in a blockade at Cuatro Caminos, some 200 km to the west of Guatemala City, told AFP. | "Honestly, it is worth protesting, and we are here with our utmost conviction," added Pardo. "No one is forcing us, we have come because w…

Jake Johnson (2021-07-31). On Medicare's 56th birthday, activists deliver 125,000+ petitions urging Congress to expand the program. nationofchange.org "We need Medicare for All. In fact, we needed Medicare for All yesterday."

sputniknews (2021-07-31). Israel Offers 3rd Pfizer Dose to Elderly Residents, But How Many Will Take It? sputniknews.com In the first day of the campaign on Friday, Maccabi, one of Israel's major healthcare organisations, registered more than 10,000 requests to get the American jab. Authorities are encouraging all of the country's 1.3 million people aged 60 and over to get another shot but the lack of urgency might keep many at home.

Devin Cole (2021-07-31). Hands Off Haiti! Hands Off Cuba! U.S. Out of the Caribbean! workers.org Occupied Mvskoke Creek Land (Pensacola, Fla.) The Central Gulf Coast branch of Workers World Party hosted a gathering and discussion July 25 on the role of U.S. colonialism and imperialism in the Caribbean, focused on Cuba, Haiti and Puerto Rico. Assata Shakur and Monica Moorehead at World Youth Festival, Havana, . . . |

scorinoco (2021-07-31). Haiti and Cuba: Two Great Revolutions. orinocotribune.com By Stephen Millies — Jul 27, 2021 | The Haitian and Cuban revolutions are two of the greatest events in world history. Both social upheavals inspired oppressed peoples and terrified their oppressors. | The Haitian Revolution was the only successful slave revolution in history. Every slave master from Texas to Maryland feared enslaved Africans rising up and breaking their chains, like they did in Haiti. | Haiti gave crucial aid to the liberator Simón Bolívar, who defeated Spanish colonialism in much of South America. | Since 1959, Wall Street's nightmare has been all of Latin America becoming "another Cuba."

teleSUR, ppc, JDO (2021-07-31). Pueblo cubano agradece ayuda internacional. telesurtv.net Países en la región latinoamericana y otros continentes se han comprometido a enviar ayuda humanitaria a Cuba.

Aram Aharonian (2021-07-31). Bloqueo, OEA, mercenarios, magnicidio… y la política del tero. globalizacion.ca Siguiendo la teoría del tero y mientras sigue agrediendo a Cuba con el bloqueo, el Departamento de Estado de EE.UU. emitió un comunicado para reclamar que Cuba respete "derechos y libertades". El tero es una pequeña ave zancuda de unos…

Adán Chávez Frías (2021-07-31). Venezuela — Chávez, el imprescindible. globalizacion.ca Hugo Chávez, el gran ´hombre de acción e ideas ª, como definió el Comandante Fidel Castro a quien además se refirió como el mejor amigo de Cuba, ha devenido, con el palpitar del inconmensurable corazón de nuestros Pueblos, en la esencia…

Miguel José Maury Guerrero (2021-07-31). Estados Unidos: øLiderazgo mundial o dictadura global? globalizacion.ca Sobre el inacabable arsenal norteamericano para interferir en los asuntos internos de otras naciones. En el argot de las calles de algunas ciudades cubanas, especialmente en las de su capital, La Habana, corre una curiosa alocución: "chacalismo", usada para calificar…

Anonymous007 (2021-07-31). Military Situation In Syria On July 31, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On July 30, Russia reported that Idlib militants violated the ceasefire regime in Greater Idlib 27 times: 14 — in Idlib province, 6 — in Latakia province, 6 — in Hama province, 1 — in Aleppo province | On July 30, SAA artillery shelled positions of Turkish-backed forces in Banin and Deir Sonbol | On July 30, artillery of Turkish-backed forces shelled SDF positions in Tokhar and al-Jat | On July 30, artillery of Turkish-backed forces shelled SDF posi…

Anonymous669 (2021-07-31). Hay'at Tahrir Al-Sham Voices Support To Daraa Rebels, Vows To Keep Shelling Government-Held Areas. southfront.org File image. | Al-Qaeda-affiliated Hay'at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS), the de-facto ruler of the northwestern Syrian region of Greater Idlib, has voiced its support for former rebels in Daraa. | The southern governorate experienced unrest in the last few days. An operation by the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) to secure the southern part of Daraa city, known as Daraa al-Balad, provoked former rebels who attacked dozens of army posts and checkpoints. | Greater Idlib factions, led by HTS, stepped up their artillery and rocket strikes on governm…

Anonymous669 (2021-07-31). Attack On Israeli-Operated Fuel Tanker In Arabian Sea Was Response To Recent Strikes On Syria — Report. southfront.org The recent attack on an Israeli-operated fuel tanker in the Arabian Sea was a response to the July 21 Israeli…

Staff (2021-07-31). Glen Ford's Journalism Fought for Black Liberation and Against Imperialism. truthout.org I had the honor of working with the late Glen Ford for nearly 20 years. His passing has created a huge void not just for

RT (2021-07-31). Why Is No One Talking About Whistleblower Daniel Hale? dissidentvoice.org Daniel Hale, a former US air force intelligence analyst, leaked information about how trigger happy the US military was when it came to drones and innocent civilians in Afghanistan. Aaaaaand for having a conscience, he's been slapped with a 4 year prison sentence! As RT's Polly Boiko explains.

Global Research News (2021-07-31). Selected Articles: #KillerVaccine. globalresearch.ca By We call on our readers and all humanity to question this diabolical "vaccine consensus" imposed by our governments, Big Pharma, the World …

Staff (2021-07-31). Pelosi Is Wrong — Biden Has the Power to Cancel Student Debt, and He Should. truthout.org When President Trump used his executive authority to pause the nearly $2 trillion in outstanding student loan payments and interest back in March 2020, there was no pushback from legal experts or uproar from Congress members, from neither Democrats nor Republicans. Of course, the sudden advent of a deadly, airborne viral pandemic signified a future so grim that partial student loan cancellation seemed uncontroversial, even for an unforgiving Trump administration. While former Education Secretary…

Mike Walter (2021-07-31). The Heat: U.S. vaccines & gun violence surge. america.cgtn.com As COVID-19 cases surge in the United States, President Biden announces new action. And, is the U.S. headed for a record number of gun shootings in 2021?

Anonymous007 (2021-07-31). Military Situation In Donetsk People's Republic On July 31, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | 1- UAF in Starognatovka shelled DPR positions in Petrovskoe, killing 4 DPR fighters with 122-mm artillery | 2- UAF in Opytne shelled DPR positions in Veseloe with grenade launchers | 3- UAF in Vodyanoe shelled DPR positions in Leninskoe with grenade launchers | 4- DPR forces in Leninskoe shelled DPR positions in Vodyanoe with grenade launchers | 5- DPR forces in Novolaspa targeted UAF positions in Novoselivka with 82-mm artillery | On July 29th, 3 DPR fighters we…

Jonathan Cook (2021-07-31). Craig Murray's jailing is the latest move in a battle to snuff out independent journalism. dissidentvoice.org Craig Murray, a former ambassador to Uzbekistan, the father of a newborn child, a man in very poor health and one who has no prior convictions, will have to hand himself over to the Scottish police on Sunday morning. He becomes the first person ever to be imprisoned on the obscure and vaguely defined charge …

Monica Moorehead (2021-07-31). Honoring mental health issues, athletes like Simone Biles deserve support. workers.org The biggest news coming out of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics is not about the pandemic excluding large numbers of crowds at venues and not about unfulfilled expectation of gold medals won by U.S. athletes compared to other countries. By far, the biggest news during the first Olympic week was that . . . |

Human Rights Watch (2021-07-31). Iran: Deadly Repression of Khuzestan Protests: Hundreds Arrested; At Least 9 Deaths, Including a Child (HRW). juancole.com ( Human Rights Watch) — (Beirut) — The rising death toll and mass arrests raise grave concerns about the Iranian authorities' response to recent protests in Khuzestan and other provinces, Human Rights Watch said today. The authorities should immediately and unconditionally release peaceful protesters, provide information about deaths, and allow an independent international investigation into …

Staff (2021-07-31). A 'New Cold War' has already started, but Russia & China are winning against a 'weakening' West, says former Kremlin adviser. rt.com The Soviet Union might have lost the first Cold War, but Russia is ahead in the rematch with the US and, this time, has every chance of coming out on top. That's according to one well-known Moscow scholar, Sergey Karaganov. | Speaking to Russian newspaper Argumenty I Fakty, the academic argued that Moscow is now much stronger than it was during the late Soviet period, and the West has weakened in that time. | Karaganov has been one of Russia's top foreign-policy theorists for decades, and has also advised President Vladimir Putin in the past. He is currently the head of the World Economy and International Affa…

Staff (2021-07-31). Mexico won't be 'hostage' to Big Pharma, president says, as internet predicts trouble after country rejects Covid jabs for kids. rt.com Social media users have theorized that President Andres Manuel López Obrador could face severe repercussions after he refused to purchase Covid vaccines for children, vowing that Mexico wouldn't bow to pressure from drugs firms. | In remarks made earlier this week, the Mexican leader said his government was still waiting for the scientific community to demonstrate the benefits of vaccinating minors. Until conclusive evidence was provided, Mexico would refuse to purchase jabs for children, Obrador announced, adding that pharmaceutical firms seemed to be focused more on making profits than on ensuring medical ne…

Anonymous669 (2021-07-31). In Video: Another US Supply Convoy Vaporized By Iraqi 'Resistance' Forces. southfront.org File image. | On July 30, a convoy moving logistic supplies and armored vehicles for the US-led coalition came under attack in central Iraq. | A heavy explosive device hit one of the convoy's trucks as it was passing in the province of Babylon. The truck was carrying what appears to be a mine resistant ambush protected vehicle, most likely of the US military. | Saryat Qasim al-Jabbarin [The Breaker of Titans Company], a pro-Iranian group, claimed responsibility for the attack. The newly-founded group also re…

Mision Verdad (2021-07-31). àìscar Pérez's Mother Living on the Brink of Homelessness in Miami After Trump Used her. orinocotribune.com A report by "I've never had a place to stay," Aminta said in…

Staff (2021-07-31). In attack on CDC's new school guidance, Florida governor signs order allowing parents to decide whether children mask up. rt.com Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signed an executive order to ensure that parents — and not officials — will decide whether pupils don masks at public schools, pushing back on recent CDC advice for K-12 students. | Signed on Friday, the new "The federal government has no right to tell parents that, in order for their kids to attend sch…

Staff (2021-07-31). Trump's Tax Returns Must Be Handed Over to Congress, DOJ Says. truthout.org The U.S. Justice Department's Office of Legal Counsel said Friday that the Treasury Department is obligated by law to hand former President Donald Trump's tax returns over to the House Ways and Means Committee, opening the door for Congress to finally obtain the documents after more than two years of legal battles and "It is abou…

Anonymous007 (2021-07-31). Military Situation In Yemen On July 31, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | The Liaison and Coordination Officers' Operations Room (loyal to Ansar Allah) reported 136 ceasefire violations in al-Hudaydah during the past 24 hours | On July 30, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted 3 airstrikes on the Abdiyah district | On July 30, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted 2 airstrikes on the Khab and Shaaf district | On July 31, clashes between Ansar Allah and Saudi-led forces continued north of Nate districts | On July 31, clashes between Ansar Allah…

Staff (2021-07-31). More Than 46,000 US Children Have Lost at Least One Parent to COVID. truthout.org Five months after her husband died of covid-19, Valerie Villegas can see how grief has wounded her children. | Nicholas, the baby, who was 1 and almost weaned when his father died, now wants to nurse at all hours and calls every tall, dark-haired man "Dada," the only word he knows. Robert, 3, regularly collapses into furious tantrums, stopped using the big-boy potty and frets about sick people giving him germs. Ayden, 5, recently announced it's his job to "be strong" and protect his mom and brothers.

Anonymous669 (2021-07-31). Houthis Share Footage, More Details On Operation Evident Victory In Al-Bayda (18+). southfront.org Screen grab from combat footage released by the Houthis. | On July 31, the Houthis (Ansar Allah) shared more details on the results of the In a press conference, Brig. Gen. Yahya Sari, a spokesman for the Yemeni group said that a total of 380 square kilometers, including the distr…

Staff (2021-07-31). Deadly attack on Israeli-operated ship off Oman coast was carried out by drone, US Navy says. rt.com The attack that killed two people aboard an Israeli-operated vessel off the coast of Oman in the Arabian Sea on Thursday, is believed to have been a drone strike, US Navy's Fifth Fleet, which operates in the region, has said. | American explosives experts, who have examined the Mercer Street product tanker, have discovered "clear visual evidence that an attack had occurred" on the ship, the Fifth Fleet said, in a statement on Saturday. | "Initial indications clearly point to a (drone)-style attack," it stated, without elaborating on how such a conclusion was reached. | Two US warships — nuclear-powered ai…

Anonymous007 (2021-07-31). Military Situation In Afghanistan On July 31, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On July 30, Taliban captured Karokh district in Herat province | On July 30, clashes between the Afghan Army and Taliban were reported in the Lashkar Gah area | On July 31, clashes between the Afghan Army and Taliban continued to the west and south of Herat city | On July 31, clashes between the Afghan Army and Taliban continued to the west and south of Kandahar city | 131 Taliban militants were killed and 143 others were wounded as a result of Afghan Army operatio…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-31). Mayo Clinic Minute: Landing a jump properly prevents injury. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Major events like the Olympics can inspire people of all ages to try out a new sport or activity. Dr. Kelechi Okoroha, a Mayo Clinic orthopedic surgeon, wants people to get involved in new activities while recognizing some of the common sports injuries that can occur. Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute. youtu.be/OSAVPg0I7j8 Journalists: Broadcast-quality video (0: 59) is in the downloads at the end of this post. Please "Courtesy: Mayo Clinic News Network." Read the script….

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-31). Mayo Clinic Minute: Study shows masks can prevent COVID-19. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Mayo Clinic researchers recently published a study that shows the proper use of masks reduces the spread of respiratory droplets. The findings strongly support the protective value and effectiveness of widespread mask use and maintaining physical distance in reducing the spread of COVID-19. Reporter Jason Howland has more in this Mayo Clinic Minute. Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute youtu.be/9fca7M5STEA Journalists: Broadcast-quality video (0: 59) is in the downloads at the end of this post. Please courtesy: …

Santa Cruz Police News (2021-07-31). Santa Cruz County Jail Inmate Dies Following "Medical Emergency" indybay.org Felipe Herrera, a 57-year-old inmate at the Santa Cruz County Jail, died on Tuesday, July 27.

Staff (2021-07-31). Haiti in the Crosshairs of a 'Humanitarian Occupation'. orinocotribune.com By Anahi Arizmendi — Jul 28, 2021 | In the midst of strong allegations over the possible involvement of the governments of Colombia and the United States in the assassination of the President of Haiti, Jovenel MoàØse, on July 7, Colombian President Iván Duque announced a $1 million donation to the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO)in order to strengthen its COVID-19 vaccination campaigns amongst the member states of the Caribbean Community, CARICOM. | So far, Haiti is the only country in Latin America, and one of the five in the world, that has not yet administered a single dose of a COVID-19 vac…

WSWS repost (2021-07-31). US gymnast Simone Biles, the Olympic games and "the weight of the world" indybay.org The decision by Biles to withdraw from competition during the Olympic team final in Tokyo on Tuesday has drawn censure from various quarters, much of it politically or ideologically motivated.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-31). Sharing Mayo Clinic: Scarlett is running and smiling after surgery to correct pectus excavatum. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org When Sara Hutchins noticed an indent in her daughter Scarlett's chest, she immediately recognized the cause: pectus excavatum, a condition that causes the breast bone to sink into the chest. "My father had the same condition," Sara says. "He'd had surgery to correct it but was never satisfied with his results." Sara wanted to ensure that if Scarlett had surgery, she'd like what she saw in the mirror afterward. "I did a lot of research," Sara…

ecns.cn (2021-07-31). Domestic vaccines can offer Delta protection. ecns.cn Amid rising concerns over the COVID-19 Delta variant's spread in China, virus experts and vaccine developers reaffirmed that domestic vaccines can provide protection against the highly transmissible strain.

Paul Street (2021-07-31). Joe Biden's Hollow Resistance: Words vs. Deeds. zcomm.org How pathetic, hollow, and inauthentic can the Democrats' opposition to the nation's rightward drift be? We may find out soon enough, historically speaking.

_____ (2021-07-31). For First Time on Record, US Renewables Generated More Electricity Than Either Coal or Nuclear in 2020. commondreams.org Following the killing of President Jovenel Moïse, Haitians are hesitant to seek aid from the United States, due to the West's long history of intervention in the island nation.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-31). COVID-19 vaccine urgency as delta variant continues to spread. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Viruses constantly change through mutation, and new variants of viruses are expected to occur. Multiple variants of the virus that causes COVID-19 have been documented, including a highly transmittable form of COVID-19 known as the delta variant. The delta variant, which was first seen in December 2020 in India, is spreading globally. It's more contagious than the previous strains that have been detected in the U.S. It's also causing more severe illness.Dr. Melanie Swift, co-chair of Mayo Clinic's…

Gerhard Schick (2021-07-31). How the financial market redistributes from poor to rich. indybay.org "Some business models, such as high-frequency trading, where huge blocks of shares are shuffled back and forth every millisecond, have no added value for society, but bring profits to a few financial professionals at the expense of everyone else."

slingshot collective (2021-07-31). Saturday 8/14: Long Haul Infoshop's 28th birthday party. indybay.org Long Haul Infoshop – 3124 Shattuck Ave. Berkeley, CA 94705 – corner of Shattuck and Woolsey in South Berkeley across from La Pena – near Ashby BART…

WSWS (2021-07-31). Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and New Zealand. wsws.org Contract doctors strike in Malaysia; Sri Lankan nurses hold island-wide protests; QUBE port terminal workers strike in Australia.

_____ (2021-07-31). Vaccine Lobby vs the Unvaccinated: The Global COVID-19 Faultline May Now Be Unbridgeable. strategic-culture.org By Dr. Mathew MAAVAK | When the global COVID-19 vaccination drive kicked off earlier this year, two distinct faultlines gradually emerged, separating the relatively monolithic pro-vaxxer camp from the more heterogeneous assemblage of fence-sitters, sceptics and outright vaccine refuseniks. The new divide reflected a larger chasm that has prevailed since the watershed event of Sept 11 2001. It was a divide between those who lapped up mainstream narratives and those who instinctively questioned them. | Doubts over the novel coronavirus were sown from the onset by scientific data which appeared sketchy, contradictor…

March On, partners (2021-07-31). Saturday 8/28: Sacramento: March On for Voting Rights. indybay.org California State Capitol, 1315 10th Street Sacramento, Sacramento, CA 95814 | Wear a mask. Please follow all current COVID safety guidelines: covid19.ca.gov/

_____ (2021-07-31). U.S. Fears of China Nuclear Expansion… Déjà Vu of Soviet Missile Gap Hype. strategic-culture.org China is providing the equivalent scaremongering of the Soviet "missile gap" in order to sustain America's militarist-dependent capitalist economy. | Media reports from the U.S. this week — regurgitated by the European press — highlighted concerns that China is embarking on a massive scale-up of underground silos for launching nuclear weapons. | Hundreds of silos are alleged to be under construction in the western regions of Xinjiang and Gansu, according to U.S. media reports citing commercial satellite data. American military officials and State Department diplomats are quoted as saying they are "de…

Rohini Mathur, Christopher T Rentsch, Caroline E Morton, Rosalind M Eggo, Krishnan Bhaskaran, Laurie Tomlinsonn, Liam Smeeth, Ben Goldacre (2021-07-31). [Correspondence] Ethnic disparities in COVID-19: increased risk of infection or severe disease? — Authors' reply. thelancet.com We thank Daniel Pan and colleagues for raising an important point regarding our cohort study.1 We agree that separating the risk of infection from the risk of severe disease among those infected is a key issue in understanding and tackling ethnic disparities in COVID-19.2…

thelancet (2021-07-31). [Department of Error] Department of Error. thelancet.com Drake TM, Riad AM, Fairfield CJ, et al. Characterisation of in-hospital complications associated with COVID-19 using the ISARIC WHO Clinical Characterisation Protocol UK: a prospective, multicentre, cohort study. Lancet 2021; 398: 223—37—In the Summary of this Article, the percentage of gastrointestinal or liver complications reported should have been 10 ∑8%. This correction has been made to the online version as of July 29, 2021.

WSWS repost (2021-07-31). Democratic Socialists of America convention meets to promote Democratic Party. indybay.org From August 1 to 8, delegates of the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) will meet online for the organization's biennial convention. The DSA leadership aims to trap growing socialist sentiment within the capitalist, imperialist Democratic Party.

Amah Mutsun Land Trust (2021-07-31). Saturday 8/14: San Juan Bautista Amah Mutsun Garden Work Day. indybay.org San Juan Bautista State Historic Park | 2211 Garden Road | Monterey, CA 93940…

Rafael Hernández (2021-07-31). Conflict, consensus, crisis. Three minimum notes on the protests. zcomm.org The protests are lessons for all who want to read them…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-31). 20-year Mayo Clinic study suggests return to play is manageable for athletes with most genetic heart diseases. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. — Receiving the diagnosis of a genetic heart disease such as long QT syndrome, which can cause sudden cardiac death, has long been a game-ender for young athletes. But a 20-year study at Mayo Clinic following such athletes who were allowed to return to play suggests that the risks can be managed through a shared decision-making process. The retrospective study findings will be presented at the annual meeting of the Heart Rhythm Society…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-31). Mayo Clinic Minute: The right way to get your body flexible. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Muscle flexibility is important for your body. But according to sports medicine experts at Mayo Clinic, the old way of stretching before you exercise isn't the right approach. Reporter Jason Howland explains in this Mayo Clinic Minute. Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute youtu.be/ZiuoldvSc2U Journalists: Broadcast-quality video (0: 58) is in the downloads at the end of this post. Please courtesy: "Mayo Clinic News Network." Read the script. "Having flexible muscles and mobile joints can help reduce…

Dr. Charles Hoffe (2021-07-31). Video: The mRNA Vaccine Generates Microscopic Blood Clots: Dr. Charles Hoffe. globalresearch.ca . | Very important …

Center for Biological Diversity (2021-07-31). Endangered Orcas' West Coast Habitat Receives New Federal Protection. indybay.org 15,910 Square Miles of Critical Habitat Added to Existing Salish Sea Protections…

Andrew Green (2021-07-31). [Obituary] Barbara Murphy. thelancet.com Nephrologist and Chair of the Department of Medicine at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Born on Oct 15, 1964, in South Dublin, Ireland, she died of glioblastoma on June 30, 2021, in New York, NY, USA, aged 56 years.

Livermore Conversion Project (2021-07-31). Friday 8/6: Shine a Light, Stop the Heat, Lower the Heat. indybay.org Virtual Broadcast…

Mouris Salloum George (2021-07-31). Pegasus, indagatoria simulada. globalizacion.ca En los gobiernos conocidos ahora como conservadores y neoliberales, se construye la hipótesis que fueron en donde el espionaje a periodistas se masificó, y se les ubicó en la misma categoría que grupos armados, narcotraficantes, activistas opositores al gobierno, cabilderos…

Poor People's Campaign & partners (2021-07-31). Monday 8/2: March on Washington D.C. for Voting Rights, Immigrant Rights & Economic Justice w/ PPC. indybay.org Online actions and protest livestream/recording…

_____ (2021-07-31). Bush, Pressley, and Omar Sleep Outside Capitol to Demand Extension of Eviction Moratorium. commondreams.org "About half of U.S. clean energy now comes from solar and wind, and the other half from hydroelectric power."

Laura M Rival (2021-07-31). [Perspectives] Claudia Andujar's solidarity with the Yanomami people. thelancet.com In 1972, when photographer Claudia Andujar caught malaria, she left the Catrimani river basin, where she had been sharing the life of a Yanomami extended family for many months, to receive treatment at her Sà£o Paulo home. The long journey back south was followed by a frustrating year trying to fully recover. It was during this time away from her Yanomami friends that Andujar perfected many of the visualisation and photographic techniques she brought with her when she finally was able to return. These techniques enabled her and the Yanomami artists she engaged with to create the treasures currently exhibite…

Nayvin Gordon (2021-07-31). FAUCI'S FUTURE PANDEMICS—NORMALIZING MASS DEATH— Vaccines without public health infrastr. indybay.org Pandemic, vaccines and failure of Public Health…

Brett Wilkins (2021-07-31). Formerly Homeless Rep. Cori Bush Introduces Unhoused Bill of Rights. zcomm.org "We can end this crisis by 2025 if we, as lawmakers and as a country, finally dedicate ourselves to prioritizing those in our communities who have the least."

Mike Whitney (2021-07-31). The Killer in the Bloodstream: the "Spike Protein" globalresearch.ca First published on …

Nicole Lurie, Gerald T Keusch, Victor J Dzau (2021-07-31). [Correspondence] Should global financing be the main priority for pandemic preparedness? — Authors' reply. thelancet.com We agree with Carel IJsselmuiden and colleagues that research and development (R&D) systems of low-income and middle-income countries (LMICs) need to be strengthened for pandemic preparedness and response to succeed. Solving the financing challenge is central to closing what we called "the R&D equity gap".1 This task includes establishing research hubs on each continent committed "to equity of opportunity" for scientists in LMICs who must be central to all aspects of the R&D ecosystem.1 A global financing system is essential to support the broad components of the R&D ecosystem of the future.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-31). Mayo Clinic ranked No. 1 hospital in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. — Mayo Clinic has again been ranked the No. 1 "Best Hospital" nationwide by U.S. News & World Report in its 2021-2022 "Best Hospitals" rankings, for the sixth consecutive year. Mayo Clinic in Rochester has also been ranked No. 1 in the state of Minnesota since 2012, when U.S. News & World Report first published state rankings. Mayo Clinic in Arizona has ranked No. 1 in the state of Arizona for nine consecutive…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-31). Mayo Clinic research suggests women over 65 be offered hereditary cancer genetic testing. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. — A new study by Fergus Couch, Ph.D., of Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, along with collaborators from the CARRIERS consortium, suggests that most women with breast cancer diagnosed over 65 should be offered hereditary cancer genetic testing. The study was published Thursday, July 22, in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. Dr. Couch says that women over 65 rarely qualify for hereditary cancer genetic testing based on current testing guidelines because they are thought…

Herb Boyd (2021-07-31). Bob Moses, Civil Rights legend and mathematician, dead 86. zcomm.org Beaten, shot at, arrested and jailed, none of these acts of terrorism stopped Moses in his fight for equal rights and against the tyranny that kept countless number of Black Americans for exercising their democratic rights…

Thomas Klikauer (2021-07-31). Authoritarian populism and democracy. zcomm.org Authoritarian populism is anti-democratic while at the same time, mutilating democracy into an institution that serves authoritarian populism…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-31). 3-year-old takes on rare cancer with a little help from his friends. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Proton beam therapy benefits patients with tumors located next to critical organs with potentially fewer severe side effects and complications, compared to other forms of radiation therapy. This is especially important for children with cancer ‚Äï children like 3-year-old Rhett Flaten who in May became the 5,000th patient to receive the cutting-edge treatment since the Rochester Proton Beam Therapy Program began six years ago. Watch: With a little help from his "friends", 3-year-old takes on…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-31). Science Saturday: How geologic rock formations inform novel treatments for kidney stones. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Human kidney stones are at least as old as the Giza pyramids. The oldest known kidney stone was found in Egyptian burial satin from 4400 B.C. In 2020, Mayo Clinic processed and analyzed some 90,000 kidney stones from all over the world. That number increases each year, reflecting a global uptick in kidney stone disease. But new research has unlocked how kidney stones actually form, which could be the key to treating or even eliminating…

South Bay Indigenous Solidarity (2021-07-31). Tuesday 8/3: Protect Indigenous Sites! Interact with Amah Mutsun Tribal Chair! indybay.org Online, via Zoom. The Zoom link can be found at www.svslvdemocrats.org

Maurizio Lazzarato, Klaus Wagener (2021-07-31). Capitalism as the religion of indebtedness and debt. indybay.org In capitalism, the fundamental social relation is neither exchange nor production. Rather, it is debt that dominates and supersedes every other way of recognizing and valorizing the measure between people. Those who have money are creditworthy, manifesting the sign of God's grace.

N. Evans (2021-07-31). Catholic Freedom: Why Confession To A Priest Is Not Necessary To Have Sins Forgiven. indybay.org Catholic Freedom Newsletter: Why Confession To A Priest Is Not Necessary To Have Sins Forgiven…

Stop the Money Pipeline, partners (2021-07-31). Tuesday 8/3: Deadline Glasgow: Defund Climate Chaos UN COP26! indybay.org Online event…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-31). Consumer Health: Balance training — easy, fun and important. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org A well-rounded fitness routine contains several elements, including aerobic fitness, strength training, core exercises, and flexibility and stretching. The fifth element is balance training. Balance refers to the ability to stay upright and steady, whether you're standing, kneeling, sitting or squatting. Several sensory systems in your body contribute to good balance. Your vision, inner ear and joint receptors provide a sense of where your body is in space. The neuromuscular system synthesizes this information to give…

repost (2021-07-31). Oppose the right-wing campaign against vaccination! indybay.org For the self-defense of the working class, mass vaccination is an elementary requirement.

Emir Sader (2021-07-31). Una mayoría de brasileños rechaza a Bolsonaro. globalizacion.ca Las nuevas manifestaciones contra Jair Bolsonaro, en varios cientos de miles de ciudades, que reúnen a millones de personas, confirman que Brasil está unido contra Bolsonaro. El aislamiento del gobierno está aumentando y el presidente tiene un número cada vez…

Jenni Chang (2021-07-31). Saturday 7/31: Governor Newsom to Keep the Promise. indybay.org Oakland: Lake Merritt Amphitheater, 12th St & Lake Merritt Blvd…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-31). Consumer Health: Are you ready to add something new to your fitness routine? newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org If you know exercise is important and you're making time for a well-rounded fitness routine, good for you! But you may become bored with the same routine day after day. And if you're bored, you may be more apt to lose interest after a while. If it's time to add a new spark to your fitness routine, here are three ideas to consider: Aquatic exerciseSwimming pools are not just for swimming laps. Aquatic fitness options also include aerobics…

WSWS (2021-07-31). UK public debt: Pandemic profiteering costs workers' lives and incomes. wsws.org Britain's ruling elite responded with criminal indifference to public services and workers' lives and livelihoods. Prime Minister Boris Johnson's government was the first to publicly admit to a policy of "herd immunity"—allowing the virus to spread through the population with virtually no protections.

_____ (2021-07-31). US Policy Is Deeply Implicated in Haiti's Crisis. commondreams.org The gubernatorial and executive power of clemency is vastly underused. That needs to change, now.

_____ (2021-07-31). Tim Kirby, Joaquin Flores — The Strategy Session, Episode 27. strategic-culture.org In Ukraine, it appears easier to be an anti-Russian advocate than a pro-Russian voice. At play is a fear factor aspect having to do with violence and the threat of legal action, Michael Averko writes. Tim and Joaquin discuss his article.

Katharine Gammon (2021-07-31). Critical Measures of Global Heating Reach Tipping Point, Study Finds. zcomm.org "Policies to alleviate the climate crisis or any of the other threatened planetary boundary transgressions should not be focused on symptom relief but on addressing their root cause: the overexploitation of the Earth,"

Red Road to DC (2021-07-31). Secretary Haaland to welcome totem pole at DC event on National Mall. indybay.org Event is part of cross-country tour of Indigenous sacred sites…

_____ (2021-07-31). Our Leaders Can Save Lives With the Stroke of a Pen. commondreams.org "We've got a billionaire-funded super PAC shelling out millions to stop our justice journey," Turner said ahead of the rally. "They're running scared, but we're running strong."

Editor2 (2021-07-31). Venezuela's Resistance Reduces Washington's Pressure. orinocotribune.com The Venezuelan Foreign Minister, Jorge Arreaza, has dedicated the last four years of his life to weathering the worst diplomatic crisis his country has suffered in decades. During that time he has faced the trade blockade, the confiscation of strategic companies and deposits abroad, and the recognition of the parallel government of Juan Guaidó by Washington and the European Union. | In an interview with La Jornada, the Minister of People's Power for Foreign Relations of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, who was in Mexico City to participate in the twenty-first Meeting of Foreign Ministers of the Community of…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-31). Emergency department visits related to opioid overdoses up significantly during COVID-19 pandemic. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. — Emergency department visit rates because of an opioid overdose increased by 28.5% across the U.S. in 2020, compared to 2018 and 2019, recent Mayo Clinic research finds. Emergency visits overall decreased by 14% last year, while visits because of an opioid overdose increased by 10.5%. The result: Opioid overdoses were responsible for 0.32 out of 100 visits, or 1 in every 313 visits, which is up from 0.25, or 1 in every…

National Homelessness Law Center (2021-07-31). Unhoused Bill of Rights Introduced by Representative Cori Bush (MO-01). indybay.org (July 29, 2021, Washington, D.C.) — Yesterday, U.S. Representative Cori Bush (MO-01) unveiled the Unhoused Bill of Rights, the "first federal resolution to declare unalienable rights for unhoused persons and provide solutions to permanently end the crisis by 2025."

Olivia Engling (2021-07-31). Jubilee USA Statement on World Trade Organization Meeting. indybay.org The World Trade Organization closed two-day meetings on pandemic response policies that included a proposal to temporarily wave COVID vaccine patents.

LaborFest (2021-07-31). Saturday 7/31: Africa, Namibian MUN Miners & Union Busting By Chinese National Nuclear Corporation CNNC. indybay.org Virtual Program Go To Website…

Rageshri Dhairyawan (2021-07-31). [Perspectives] The medical practice of silencing. thelancet.com Shortly after I became an HIV consultant, I was admitted to hospital. I had severe pelvic and lower back pain, 2 days after egg retrieval, in my third cycle of in-vitro fertility treatment (IVF). Having suffered from endometriosis and adenomyosis for some years, I was accustomed to pain and managing it with a heat pad and ibuprofen. But that evening the pain intensity made me realise something quite different was happening. It felt like someone was using a heavy shovel to scrape away the lining of my abdomen.

Makia Freeman (2021-07-31). The mRNA COVID Vaccine Is Not a Vaccine. globalresearch.ca First posted by Global Research on January 15, 2021 | It's NOT a vaccine. The mRNA COVID vaccine now being militarily deployed in many nations around the world, is NOT a vaccine. I repeat: it is not a vaccine. It is …

Rick Rozoff (2021-07-31). South Ossetia to commemorate victims of U.S./NATO proxy war. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Let the memory candles burn: South Ossetia will remember the August 2008 war Commemorative events entitled "Let the candles burn", timed to the anniversary of the August 2008 war, will be held in South Ossetia. From 1 to 7 August, Ministry of Culture of the Republic of South Ossetia will be holding a nationwide action …

Daniel Pan, Christopher A Martin, Joshua Nazareth, Clareece R Nevill, Jatinder S Minhas, Pip Divall, Shirley Sze, Laura J Gray, Keith R Abrams, Laura B Nellums, Manish Pareek (2021-07-31). [Correspondence] Ethnic disparities in COVID-19: increased risk of infection or severe disease? thelancet.com Rohini Mathur and colleagues found that Black and Asian ethnic groups were more likely to have adverse COVID-19 outcomes compared with the White population, even after accounting for differences in sociodemographic, clinical, and household characteristics.1 These findings are timely and striking, in light of the Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities' recent report,2 which has been criticised for suggesting that the "claim the country is still institutionally racist is not borne out of evidence".

Talha Burki (2021-07-31). [World Report] UK weighs up health reforms. thelancet.com The new Health and Care Bill aims to foster collaboration in the NHS, but analysts are concerned about expanded powers for the Health Secretary. Talha Burki reports.

Ricardo Orozco (2021-07-31). México — De consultas populares en favor de la justicia, la memoria y la verdad. globalizacion.ca México acaba de atravesar por uno de sus más grandes procesos electorales, no sólo por el tamaño de los comicios, el número de cargos disputados y el costo económico que representaron, sino, asimismo, por todo lo que políticamente se jugó…

WSWS (2021-07-31). New Mexico state police note "significant increase" in police shootings. wsws.org According to the report, shootings by state police, county sheriffs and local cops from January 1 to July 19 totaled 18 in 2019 and 20 in 2020. For 2021, the number had jumped to 34 in the same timeframe.

Santa Cruz News (2021-07-31). Thursday 8/12: 831 Water Street – Virtual Community Meeting. indybay.org Virtual Webinar – Zoom | ZOOM MEETING ID: 918 7870 5149 | DIRECT ZOOM LINK: 831 WATER WEBINAR: http: //https//zoom.us/j/91878705149…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-31). Still working and inspiring others: Sister Lauren prepares for 100th birthday. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org As teams of people bustle behind the scenes preparing celebrations to honor Sister Lauren Weinandt, Mayo Clinic's longest-serving staff member, you will likely find her in her office answering questions or writing cards. Weinandt came to Mayo Clinic in 1956 as a secretary to the hospital administrator at Saint Marys Hospital in Rochester, Minnesota. Today, she is the archivist at Mayo Clinic Hospital ‚Äï Rochester. Sister Lauren 1956 Mayo Clinic And those celebratory preparations? Well,…

CIIS Public Programs (2021-07-31). Thursday 8/19: On the Politics of Anti-Fatness as Anti-Blackness. indybay.org

_____ (2021-07-31). WATCH LIVE: Bernie Sanders Headlines Get-Out-the-Vote Rally for Nina Turner. commondreams.org

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-31). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Making progress in treating glioblastoma. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org When it comes to malignant tumors in the brain and spinal cord, glioblastoma is the most common. Glioblastoma is an aggressive form of cancer that forms from cells called astrocytes in the brain or the spinal cord. Glioblastoma can occur at any age, but it's more common in older adults. It can cause worsening headaches, nausea, vomiting and seizures. Glioblastoma can be difficult to treat. Current treatments include surgery, radiation and chemotherapy, but thanks to…

Radical Women U.S. (2021-07-31). Saturday 8/28: Women's Rights Day Event. "The inspiring global fight for reproductive justice" indybay.org Zoom Event at http: //bit.ly/WRD-RW | Register at the above…

Vera Sharav (2021-07-31). Video: Similarities Of Medical Abuse In 1930's Germany With Todays Covid19 Policies. globalresearch.ca First published on Global …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-31). Consumer Health: What do you know about hepatitis? newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org World Hepatitis Day will be observed on Wednesday, July 28, which makes this a good time to learn more about hepatitis. Hepatitis is inflammation of the liver, usually caused by specific viruses. The five main strains of the hepatitis virus are referred to as types A, B, C, D and E. While they all cause liver disease, they differ in geographic prevalence, severity of illness and prevention methods. In the U.S., the most common forms…

news.un (2021-07-31). Sink or swim: Can island states survive the climate crisis? news.un.org

Ed Holt (2021-07-31). [World Report] Compensation for victims of sterilisation. thelancet.com After years of campaigning by Roma activists, a new law in the Czech Republic enables victims of coerced or unlawful sterilisation to claim compensation. Ed Holt reports.

Jonathan Cook (2021-07-31). Craig Murray's jailing is the latest move to snuff out independent journalism. zcomm.org In the Assange and Murray cases, the British state is carving out for itself a space to define what counts as legitimate, authorised journalism…

Ramzy Baroud (2021-07-31). 'New Form' of Ice Cream 'Terrorism'. zcomm.org How Ben & Jerry's has Exposed Israel's anti-BDS Strategy…

Ali Lexa (2021-07-31). Stop the unfair attacks on labor practices being imposed on workers at KPFK. indybay.org This is a petition to send a message to the Pacifica Radio National Board and Executive Director to stop the Corporate style, heavy handing dealing with cutting and "taking back" earned benefits from its hard working staff.

Carel IJsselmuiden, Francine Ntoumi, James V Lavery, Jaime Montoya, Salim Abdool Karim, Kirsty Kaiser (2021-07-31). [Correspondence] Should global financing be the main priority for pandemic preparedness? thelancet.com Nicole Lurie and colleagues1 argue that "[m]any gaps…must be bridged to establish a truly efficient and effective end-to-end R&D [research and development] preparedness and response ecosystem. Foremost among them is a global financing system". While obviously essential, it is unlikely that global financing, in itself, will address the immoral inequity on display in the global distribution of COVID-19 vaccines.2 The R&D systems of low-income and middle-income countries (LMICs) need to be strengthened with equal force and funding for pandemic preparedness to succeed.

Jan Philipp Ramspott, Daniel Neureiter, Klaus Emmanuel, Tarkan Jà§ger (2021-07-31). [Clinical Picture] Granulomatosis with polyangiitis presents with skip lesions of the bowel. thelancet.com A 54-year-old man presented to our emergency department reporting several weeks of diffuse abdominal pain. He had no medical history of note.

Ed Holt (2021-07-31). [World Report] Health workers in Belarus facing repression. thelancet.com Doctors report being fired or assaulted for supporting protests against President Lukashenko. Ed Holt reports.

_____ (2021-07-31). The Strategy Session. Episode 27. strategic-culture.org

Dani Domínguez (2021-07-31). El oligopolio farmacéutico multiplica por 5 los costes de la vacuna contra la COVID-19. globalizacion.ca La alianza People's Vaccine denuncia que Pfizer y Moderna están cobrando a los gobiernos 41.000 millones de dólares de más sobre el coste estimado de producción. Pfizer y Moderna se han convertido en palabras usuales en el vocabulario pandémico, utilizados…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-31). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Telemedicine before and after orthopedic surgery. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org In health care, one of the biggest changes during the COVID-19 pandemic was the expansion of telemedicine. Virtual visits have been used in many specialties, including orthopedics and orthopedic surgery. While the use telemedicine escalated out of necessity during the pandemic, Dr. Shawn O'Driscoll, a Mayo Clinic orthopedic surgeon, believes its use will continue to be used going forward. "I think that the advantages to patients are really going to be the driving forces behind…

Henry A. Giroux (2021-07-31). The Right Wing Wants Misinformation and Manufactured Ignorance, Not Democracy. zcomm.org What is needed is not a series of stopgap reforms limited to particular institutions or groups but a radical restructuring of the entirety of U.S. society as a start toward more global acts of resistance…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-31). Mayo Clinic announces next phase of vaccination requirements for COVID-19. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Guided by its values and deep commitment to patients, Mayo Clinic is requiring all employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or complete a declination process by Sept. 17. "We are proud of our staff's high vaccination rates and are grateful that the vast majority have embraced the opportunity to get vaccinated," says Gianrico Farrugia, M.D., Mayo Clinic's president and CEO. "Our patients expect to be safe when they come to Mayo Clinic, and we…

Rainer Shea (2021-07-31). The Freedomless, Heavily Surveilled Hellscape the US Plans to Bring to Its Own People. orinocotribune.com By Rainer Shea — Jul 29, 2021 | Revolutionaries in the US need to adopt the mentality that they're being perpetually targeted by counterinsurgency, because they already are. Throughout this last year's Black Lives Matter protests, the US National Security State has

Mark Engler (2021-07-31). Making our demands both practical and visionary. zcomm.org How social movements are employing the concept of the "non-reformist reform" to promote far-reaching change…

_____ (2021-07-31). Slamming China Won't Save Fossil Capitalism From Itself. strategic-culture.org By Byeve OTTENBERG | Only the mentally impaired now doubt the reality of climate change. Only the ideologically blind question that human burning of fossil fuels has caused it. In just a few weeks, we had once-in-millennium floods in Germany and Belgium, a once-in-a-millennium heat wave in the Pacific Northwest and British Columbia. Fires. Melting Arctic ice and permafrost. Mudslides in India. Floods in the New York City subway. Record floods in China, with a year's worth of rain falling in a single day in Zhengzhou. | The planet is burning and the arsonists are in charge, as one environmentalist once observed. S…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-31). Study shows masks offer protection as COVID-19 infections tick up. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommended this week that people vaccinated against COVID-19 resume wearing masks in public indoor spaces in areas of the United States where the virus is spreading. "Appropriate masking in addition to vaccination remain the best methods to help protect individuals from the Coronavirus," says Gregory Poland, M.D., an infectious disease expert at Mayo Clinic. In fact, published data from Mayo Clinic researchers have found that…

Center for Biological Diversity (2021-07-31). Oregon Approves Petition to Increase Marbled Murrelet Endangered Species Protection. indybay.org Coastal Seabird at Risk of Extinction From Climate Change…

Jonathan Cook (2021-07-31). Craig Murray's jailing is the national security state's latest assault on independent journalism. thegrayzone.com Former British diplomat and independent journalist Craig Murray is the first person imprisoned in the UK over media contempt in 50 years. This article was originally published at Jonathan Cook's blog. Craig Murray, a former ambassador to Uzbekistan, the father of a newborn child, a man in very poor health and one who has no prior convictions, will have to hand himself over to the Scottish police on Sunday morning. He becomes the first person ever to be imprisoned on …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-31). Consumer Health: 10 ways aerobic exercise can help you live longer and healthier. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org A well-rounded fitness routine contains several elements, including strength training, core exercises, balance training, and flexibility and stretching. The fifth element is aerobic fitness. Aerobic activity causes you to breathe faster and more deeply, which maximizes the amount of oxygen in your blood. Your heart will beat faster, which increases blood flow to your muscles and back to your lungs. The better your aerobic fitness, the more efficiently your heart, lungs and blood vessels transport oxygen throughout…

teleSUR (2021-07-30). Cuba Thanks Vietnam and Sister Nations for their Solidarity. telesurenglish.net The president, on behalf of Cuba, expressed gratitude and appreciation to the governments and peoples who help the island. | "Solidarity with Cuba increases in the face of difficult times. Our gratitude and thanks to the governments and peoples who help us. #ACubaPonleCorazón," tweeted the president and quoted an article from the Granma newspaper summarizing the contributions made to Cuba by different governments around the world. | RELATED: |

_____ (2021-07-30). The Movement Standing Up To Biden's Maximum Pressure Campaign. popularresistance.org Most of the 193 member states of the United Nations made public statements to defend Cuba against the "maximum pressure" campaign. In a statement, the 120 members of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) "strongly condemn[ed] the international campaign organized… with the purpose of destabilizing the Republic of Cuba." The NAM called for an end to the US blockade.

Barbara Nimri Aziz (2021-07-30). Syria Shows Its Mettle — Olympians Ghada Shouaa to Hend Zaza. globalresearch.ca

_____ (2021-07-30). Glen Ford, Veteran Journalist And Founder Of Black Agenda Report, Dies. popularresistance.org Glen Ford, a veteran broadcast, print and digital journalist who hosted the first nationally syndicated Black news interview program on TV before going on to found the Black Agenda Report website, has died, according to reports. He was 71 years old. | Ford's cause of death was not immediately reported. Several sources announced his death late Wednesday morning, including Margaret Kimberley, an editor and columnist at Black Agenda Report, the weekly news magazine that offers commentary and analysis from a Black perspective which Ford launched and served as its executive editor. Condolences began pouring in on soci…

Finian Cunningham (2021-07-30). Who's Afraid of Fort Detrick Probe? dissidentvoice.org An international online petition calling for an investigation into a US military laboratory and the possible origin of Covid-19 was hacked at the weekend. The hackers were reportedly based in the US. Fort Detrick in Maryland is the center of American biowarfare research. It is just one of the hundreds of such infectious disease laboratories …

Ramzy Baroud (2021-07-30). "New Form" of Ice Cream "Terrorism": How Ben & Jerry's has Exposed Israel's anti-BDS Strategy. dissidentvoice.org Ben & Jerry's decision to suspend its operations in the occupied Palestinian West Bank is an event that is proving critical to Palestinian efforts, which ultimately aim at holding Israel accountable for its military occupation, apartheid and war crimes. By responding to the Palestinian call for boycotting apartheid Israel, the ice cream giant has delivered …

Liberation staff (2021-07-30). Actions demand NY close groups backing settler genocide in Palestine. liberationnews.org Many arch-racist settlers are actually Americans with dual U.S.-Israeli citizenship, whose real "home" is Long Island.

Morning Star (2021-07-30). Israeli forces open fire on Palestinians protesting against illegal Nablus settlement. peoplesworld.org

Manolo De Los Santos, Vijay Prashad (2021-07-30). If you grew up with the U.S. Blockade as a Cuban, you might understand the recent protests differently. liberationnews.org This article is the second in a series of articles on the situation in Cuba recently written by Manolo De Los Santos and Vijay Prashad. Read the first here and the third here. Reposted from People's Dispatch. This article was produced by Globetrotter. During the early morning of July 17, Johana Tablada joined tens of thousands of Cubans …

The Conversation (2021-07-30). Top 5 Ways Coal and Gasoline-Driven Ocean Change can Threaten Human Health. juancole.com By Tiff-Annie Kenny, Malaya Bishop and Mélanie Lemire | — Humans have a deep and complex relationship with the sea. It provides food and essential nutrients, medicine and renewable energy. People swim, surf and scuba dive in this "blue gym." It's even an important part of therapeutic recreation, like surf therapy for war veterans and …

Editor2 (2021-07-30). Bolivia will Send Food and Syringes to Cuba. orinocotribune.com President Luis Arce has announced that Bolivia will send a plane to Cuba carrying food and syringes destined for the Cuban people, as a show of solidarity. | The announcement was made during the act of tribute for National Rebellion Day which commemorates the 68th anniversary of the assault on the Moncada and Carlos Manuel de Céspedes barracks, an event which marked a momentous milestone in the advance of the Cuban Revolution. | "I want to announce to the Bolivian people and to the Cuban people: tomorrow our presidential cabinet will approve the sending of a plane to the Republic of Cuba with syringes and food fo…

_____ (2021-07-30). The Great Contest Of Our Time Is between Humanity And Imperialism. popularresistance.org "The US does not 'stand firmly with the people of Cuba'. In fact, the US stands on the neck of the Cuban people. This is clear to the 184 member states of the UN that voted on 23 June to send a message to the US to end the blockade. The fact is that President Joe Biden has refused to even roll back the 243 coercive measures implemented by Donald Trump. The world recognises the cruelty of the blockade on Cuba and of the illegal sanctions policy that the US exercises against at least 30 countries around the world. But, because of the power of the US, there are only a few countries that are willing to do more than v…

teleSUR (2021-07-30). 'No Reason for the US To Maintain Cold War,' Cuban FM Says. telesurenglish.net Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla remarked on Friday that it makes no sense for the U.S. to continue its cold war against Cuba. This, amid widespread international support and solidarity with the Cuban people despite U.S. sanctions amid the COVID-19 pandemic. | RELATED: | "There is no reason to maintain cold war policies against Cuba. There are no excuses to apply coercive economic suffocation measures against our…

Andrew Wright (2021-07-30). Michigan's tattoo parlor sexual assault problem and the activists intervening. peoplesworld.org Michigan tattoo artist Cameron Pohl, who was in the 12th season of the reality series Ink Master, has been accused of sexual misconduct, unwanted advances, treating women poorly, and aggressive homophobia. Why is this not well known? Because reports of the violence and those who have survived it have exclusively come forward on social media. Fish Ladder …

Editor2 (2021-07-30). 'You're Counting it Wrong': Readers Blast New York Times for Putting US at top of Olympic Medal Rankings. orinocotribune.com The New York Times claims the US is leading in the Tokyo Olympics, deliberately using the total medals won as its methodology. Numerous readers quickly pointed out that gold medals matter more, both officially and traditionally. | On the fifth day of the 2020 Olympics, the US paper of record showed a chart captioned "here's where the medal count stands now," showing the US in first place with a total of 30, ahead of China with 27 and Japan with 22. | It's Day 5 of

Staff (2021-07-30). Battleground Baltimore: Police reform won't save us. therealnews.com Baltimore City is not interested in making the necessary, community-focused changes to the Baltimore Police Department. While most of that is due to a lack of political will, some of it is because police reform is designed to empower and enrich the very department many have called to defund. Supporting changes to police means ensuring nothing drastically changes when it comes to policing—but so many things need to drastically change. | Just this week, Johns Hopkins University announced it was continuing with its years-long plan to form its own armed private police force to patrol its campuses, nearby are…

Al Neal (2021-07-30). Race for gold continues in Tokyo as the pandemic worsens. peoplesworld.org The dramatic twists and turns, leaps, bounds, and dives, happening within the barren Olympic village and spectator-less stadiums are, marred by the worsening situation in the cities hosting thousands of athletes, coaches, staff, and media. Ever since Tokyo got the nod to host the 2020 Summer Olympic Games—a bidding war between other cities starting in …

Judy Greenspan (2021-07-30). Rideshare drivers' strike demands justice and recognition. workers.org San Francisco "We need to stop letting them dismantle labor rights! How is there a gig company without gig workers? There is no Uber without drivers. There is no Lyft without drivers! There is no Doordash without drivers!" Those were the sentiments expressed by former Uber driver and activist Eddy . . . |

Mark Gruenberg, John Wojcik (2021-07-30). Government failing 6M renter households facing eviction August 1. peoplesworld.org

Juan Lopez, Marilyn Bechtel (2021-07-30). Why vote NO on the recall of California Gov. Gavin Newsom. peoplesworld.org Thanks to an effort launched early last year by anti-tax, anti-immigrant Republicans eager to rebuild their failing party in the country's most populous state, California voters are facing a stark choice on September 14: whether to keep Democratic Governor Newsom in office or to replace him from a field of candidates dominated by Trump clones. …

Juan Cole (2021-07-30). Disruption — David Potter discusses Radical Change in History (Constantine, Muhammad, Trump) with Juan Cole on "Literati at Home" juancole.com At Home with Literati: David Potter & Juan Cole The book is David Potter, Disruption: Why things Change — order from Literati Bookstore. "How do things change? The question is critical to the historical study of any era but it is also a profoundly important issue today as western democracies find the fundamental tenets of …

Jenny Farrell (2021-07-30). 'Shuggie Bain', tale of Scottish working class life under Thatcherism, wins Booker Prize. peoplesworld.org Douglas Stuart won the 2020 Booker prize for his debut novel Shuggie Bain, set in his home town Glasgow in the 1980s. Like many working class writers, Stuart found himself doubting the value of his story. "I used to ask myself, 'What right do I have to write this?' Shuggie Bain is about a voice from the …

Mark Gruenberg (2021-07-30). Work on infrastructure bill starts, but big hazards ahead. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON—The ancient proverb "There is many a slip 'twixt the cup and the lip" could easily apply to the $974 billion 5-year infrastructure bill senators finally started to debate on July 30. The "cup," of course, is the bill itself: $974 billion for "hard" infrastructure such as mass transit and railroads, highways and bridges, broadband …

Mickey Z. (2021-07-30). The CDC revokes PCR testing. What does that say about the Covid count? dissidentvoice.org Please allow me to introduce a brief recap before I get to the latest news. I've already told you how and why the Covid rules make no sense and should not be trusted. Click here to read more. I also explained how Covid deaths are counted using vague criteria like "may have been caused by" …

Stephanie Kenific (2021-07-30). Ballantyne slumlord abuses and intimidates tenants, organizers in Syracuse, NY. liberationnews.org For too long, slumlords in Syracuse have acted like managing apartments is a source of passive income with no real work required to maintain the properties.

Bayan Canada (2021-07-30). The People's State of the Nation at the end of Duterte's presidency. canadiandimension.com A People's State of the Nation Address (PSONA) demonstration held in Toronto, July 26, 2021. | Photo by On July 26, President Rodrigo Duterte delivered his

Daniela Jimenez (2021-07-30). Argentina's Alberto Fernández Supports Proposal to Replace OAS with Another Regional Organization (CELAC). orinocotribune.com After the swearing-in of Pedro Castillo as president of Peru on Wednesday, Argentine President Alberto Fernández pointed out that the Organization of American States (OAS) "has ceased to be an organization that functions and serves Latin America," and therefore it is necessary to "create a new environment that better embodies" the region. Fernández's statements were connected with recent statements by the Mexican president Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO), which were also supported and encouraged by the president of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro. | "Every day we continue to be amazed by the things that happen in th…

Victoria Torres (2021-07-30). Recovered! Eddy Alviarez Gets his Bike Back at Tokyo 2020. orinocotribune.com The Venezuelan cyclist Eddy Alviarez, who is representing Venezuela in the new discipline of BMX Freestyle alongside Daniel Dhers, had his bike stolen this Wednesday, July 28. The two competitors thought it was taken by mistake. They alerted the Olympic Village of Tokyo 2020, and the organization managed to return the bike back to its owner in time for his next competition on Saturday. | Through an Instagram live post, Dhers happily reported the recovery of the bicycle. A day before, he had recounted the tale of how the bike had been taken in broad daylight, inside the Olympic Village, while the two were eating b…

Liam Hines (2021-07-30). Dewitt police assault two women in East Syracuse Walmart. liberationnews.org The continuing horror of racist police violence resurged in Syracuse earlier this month when video surfaced of three Dewitt police officers brutalizing two Black women in an East Syracuse Walmart. The disturbing footage depicts the July 4 incident, in which officers Rory Spain, Corey Buyck and Rebecca Bishop restrain the two women, one of whom …

William J. Astore (2021-07-30). From Arsenal of Democracy to Arsenal of Empire: Let's Abandon Ruinous Foreign Wars for Actual Self-Defense. juancole.com ( Tomdispatch.com) — As a ROTC cadet and an Air Force officer, I was a tiny part of America's vast Department of Defense (DoD) for 24 years until I retired and returned to civilian life as a history professor. My time in the military ran from the election of Ronald Reagan to the reign of …

Staff (2021-07-30). Cops made his life a living hell. Judges are making it worse. therealnews.com Offensive Facebook posts led to the arrest of activist Joshua Martinez. But his treatment in court and $1 million bail reveal the often-overlooked role played by judges in the questionable and unequal implementation of the law—a role that judges often fill with little to no democratic accountability. Martinez is currently under a gag order, so in this episode of PAR we speak to auditor and cop watcher James Freeman about his case, and about the challenging task of reforming the judiciary.

teleSUR (2021-07-30). Pedro Castillo Presides Over Military Parade on Independence Day. telesurenglish.net The president of Peru Pedro Castillo presided over the celebration this Friday of the grand military parade, one of the most acclaimed traditional patriotic celebrations by the people of this country, an event suspended last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. | RELATED: | Although it did not take place on its original date (July 29) nor in the usual place (Brazil Avenue), the Parade was held this July 30 at the Army Headquarters in San Borja, as…

Aspen Pflughoeft (2021-07-30). A Look Inside Israel's Recent Coronavirus Outbreak. "Most of the People Tested Positive Are Vaccinated" globalresearch.ca

teleSUR (2021-07-30). Dominican People Bid Farewell to Merengue Legend Johnny Ventura. telesurenglish.net The popular wake of the famous merengue artist Johnny Ventura began this Friday with a protocol act at the Casa del Pueblo of the Fuerza del Pueblo party, in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. | According to local media, the farewell of the popular merenguero, a reference of Dominican music, began with a private family wake after his death on Wednesday. | RELATED: | The farewell ceremony planned for this Friday also includes a wake at the…

Steven Sahiounie (2021-07-30). Tunisia Stands Against the Muslim Brotherhood. globalresearch.ca

teleSUR (2021-07-30). Salvadorans Protest Against Bukele and Recall Student Massacre. telesurenglish.net Salvadoran students and workers called for a march against President Nayib Bukele on Friday, the day on which citizens remember the massacre of students at the University of El Salvador on July 30, 1975. | RELATED: | Besides honoring the victims of military governments, the social mobilization aims to reject violations of the independence of powers, the political persecution of militants of the Farabundo Marti Nat…

teleSUR (2021-07-30). Report: Colombia Protests Marked by Illegal Detentions, Torture. telesurenglish.net A new report from Amnesty International highlights that Colombian authorities illegally detained, tortured, and used live ammunition during the protests. | RELATED: | "Police officers and armed civilians, acting with their acquiescence and tolerance, attacked the protesters, committing acts of torture in some cases," the report indicates. | Since I published this investigation into the role of US intel…

Dr. Rudolf Hà§nsel (2021-07-30). Lebensà§ngste schrà§nken das individuelle und gesellschaftliche Leben stark ein. globalresearch.ca

Fight Back (2021-07-30). Frito Lay workers end strike, ratify contract after management forced to revise offer. fightbacknews.org Topeka, KS – Around 850 Frito Lay Workers In Topeka, Kansas ended a 20-day strike and are back on the job after ratifying a new contract offer from management. The workers are represented by the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers' International Union (BCTGM). They began a strike on July 5 which lasted 20 days before management came back to the table with a revised offer addressing many of the strike issues. The union announced on Saturday, July 24 that they were ending the strike after the new agreement had been reached. | One of the main issues the workers struck over was forced overti…

Staff (2021-07-30). Venezuela's CNE Guarantees Gender Equality for 21N Election Nominations. orinocotribune.com On Thursday, July 29, the National Electoral Council of Venezuela (CNE) presented instructions for gender equality and alternate nominations. The intention is to guarantee the rights of women in the next municipal and regional elections scheduled for November 21 (21N). | The head of the CNE, Tania D'Amelio, was in charge of presiding over the act, Gender Equality and Alternate Nominations to Guarantee the Rights of Political Participation in Regional and Municipal Elections 2021. | "Gender equality represents a challenge for the country, for the CNE," D'Amelio said. "Not only because of the electoral responsibili…

The Conversation (2021-07-31). Is Russia Helping Syria or Stripping it of its Few Remaining Resources? juancole.com By Scott Lucas | — All the standard public relations ploys were in evidence for the recent meeting between Syria's leader Bashar al-Assad and Russian envoy Alexander Lavrentiev in Damascus. More than 230 officials from 30 federal executive bodies, five Russian regions, and the Russian defence ministry had trekked to the Syrian capital. There were …

Rick Rozoff (2021-07-31). NATO's residue: Turkish, Afghan defense chiefs discuss Kabul airport. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Turkey's defense chief's visits this year include ones to Turkey's Azerbaijan satrapy and to conquered territory in Iraq, Libya and Syria. Turkish, Afghan defense ministers discuss Kabul airport In a phone call on July 30, Turkish and Afghan defense ministers discussed the security of Hamid Karzai International Airport, Turkish authorities said. In a statement, the …

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