2021-08-01: News Headlines

_____ (2021-08-01). 'A Devastating Failure': Eviction Ban Expires as House Goes on Vacation and Biden Refuses to Act. commondreams.org When journalists gin up controversy over lesser measures, they contribute to public misunderstandings of truth and reality, and make progress in the fight against Covid that much harder.

Staff (2021-08-01). Welcome to the Great Reset? Corporate landlords poised to snatch Americans' property after eviction moratorium EXPIRES. rt.com Millions face imminent homelessness, after the Democrats left Washington for the recess without extending an eviction moratorium set to expire on Saturday. America's largest corporate landlords are about to make a killing. | An 11-month eviction moratorium that prevented tens of millions of Americans from losing their homes during the coronavirus-induced economic shutdown expires on July 31, after Congress left Washington for recess without passing a bill to extend it. | The moratorium was put in place by the Trump administration last year and extended by the Biden administration in June, but a Supreme Court r…

Staff (2021-08-01). Pelosi roasted by Democrats after claiming she led 'relentless' campaign to extend Covid eviction ban, blaming 'cruel' Republicans. rt.com House Speaker Nancy Pelosi received backlash from fellow members of the Democratic Party after she refused to take any responsibility for the House's failure to extend the eviction moratorium, placing the blame on the Republicans. | The House failed on Friday to obtain enough support to extend the moratorium, which protects renters from eviction during the Covid-19 pandemic, leaving many Americans vulnerable to homelessness and in limbo, as the House is adjourning for nearly two months. | On Saturday, Pelosi blamed the "pure cruelty" of the Republicans for the extension's failure and claimed that "ensuring eve…

Fight Back (2021-08-01). Eyewitness Venezuela: Homelessness becoming thing of the past. fightbacknews.org Caracas, Venezuela – Groups of women, wearing blue hardhats, stand proudly in front of a five-floor building, surrounded by lush mountains. The community members are building 93 apartments for families in the area. 80% of the workers are women. | "We carry all the materials up on our backs, we are self-sufficient. We work together as a community," said Melida Riva. | They came together and decided they wanted more housing to accommodate their growing community. They reached out to Misión Vivienda, a program started in 2011 to build millions of homes around Venezuela. Once approved, the government sent them the…

National Homelessness Law Center (2021-08-01). 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."

Rima Najjar (2021-08-01). Return to Lifta for Palestinians Is Not a Wish; It's a Promise, Israel! globalresearch.ca

Staff (2021-08-01). 7 August, Gothenburg: Demonstration for Palestine / Demonstrera fà∂r Palestina. samidoun.net Friday, 7 August 2: 00 pm Gà∂taplatsen Gothenburg, Sweden Facebook: www.facebook.com/events/608414086807720 Demonstration for Palestine — Stop the forced displacement in Jerusalem — Freedom and return for all Palestinians — Victory to the Palestinian resistance Link to posters: we.tl/t-cPMSkBQgUs Gathering point: Gà∂taplatsen, at 14: 00 Demonstration route: Avenyn Grà∂nsakstorget Domkyrkan Vasagatan Haga Jà§rntorget Closing location: Jà§rntorget 16: 30 Demonstration fà∂r Palestina — Stoppa vrà§kningarna i Jerusalem — Frihet och à•tervà&…

Asa Winstanley (2021-08-01). The plight of Palestinians is well understood, now action needs to be taken. zcomm.org There is no political will in the West to hold Israel to account for its crimes…

Fight Back (2021-08-01). Hands off the Caribbean: Minnesotans stand with Cuba and Haiti. fightbacknews.org Minneapolis, MN – Around 30 people took to May Day Plaza, July 29, to hold signs and banners in a show of solidarity with the people of Cuba and Haiti after a new wave of U.S. intervention attempts. This event came after the Biden administration's July 22 issuance of new sanctions on Cuba, as well as the July 7 assassination of Haiti's President Jovenel MoàØse. | The financial and administrative origin of President MoàØse's assassination by a group of Colombian and U.S. mercenaries has not yet been confirmed. However, investigations later revealed some of the mercenaries responsible had taken p…

Timothy Alexander Guzman (2021-08-01). The US War on Cuba: From Economic Embargoes, Biological Warfare to US-Backed Terrorism. globalresearch.ca Before …

Peter Bolton (2021-08-01). Damning open letter calls on Joe Biden to lift Cuba embargo. thecanary.co The US government and allies in the right-wing Cuban exile community have been The most prominent aspect of this lying by omission is a consistent failure to name the biggest cause of s…

Editor2 (2021-08-01). Cuba, the Invincible Revolution. orinocotribune.com By Sam Marcy — Jul 28, 2021 | The following article by Sam Marcy, a leading Marxist thinker and fighter of the second half of the 20th century, was originally published on Sept. 30, 1993, during an earlier imperialist offensive against socialist Cuba. | Of the great revolutions of the 20th century, including those of the USSR and China, the Cuban Revolution has been subjected to the most onerous siege of all. | It is true that in the early days after the victory of the October Revolution, the Soviet Union was encircled and invaded in a siege unparalleled in all previous modern history. But soon it did have t…

teleSUR, emgg, JCM (2021-08-01). Cuba recibe ayuda humanitaria de México y Bolivia. telesurtv.net Cuba atraviesa una compleja situación sanitaria que reporta hoy 8875 nuevos positivos y 65 fallecidos por la covid-19.

Dan Roberts (2021-08-01). The Shortwave Report 07/30/21 Listen Globally! indybay.org A weekly 30 minute review of international news and opinion, recorded from a shortwave radio and the internet. With times, frequencies, and websites for listening at home. 3 files- Highest quality broadcast, regular broadcast, and slow-modem streaming. Radio Deutsche-Welle, NHK Japan, and Radio Havana Cuba.

Anonymous007 (2021-08-01). Military Situation In Syria On August 1, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On August 1, Russia reported that Idlib militants violated the ceasefire regime in Greater Idlib 35 times: 23 — in Idlib province, 3 — in Latakia province, 5 — in Hama province, 4 — in Aleppo province | On July 31, a truce has been reached between the SAA and the former rebels meditated by Russia in the south of Daraa province | On July 31, artillery of Turkish-backed forces shelled SDF positions north of Tal Tamar | On July 31, SAA artillery she…

Anonymous669 (2021-08-01). Iranian Forces Deployed Radar In Syria's Deir Ezzor: Monitoring Group. southfront.org Illustrative image, source: defapress.ir | The Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) has deployed a radar system in the southern countryside of Syria's Deir Ezzor, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) reported on August 1. | The radar was reportedly deployed in al-Mazar'a area in the outskirts of the town of al-Mayadin, where Iranian-backed forces maintain a large presence. The London-based monitoring group didn't provide any information on the type of the radar. | Al-Mazar'a overlooks much of the souther…

Anonymous669 (2021-08-01). Syrian Army Issued 'Final Warning' To Daraa's Former Rebels — Reports. southfront.org Illustrative image. | Late on July 31, Syrian authorities issued a final warning to former rebels in the southern part of Daraa city, known as Daraa al-Balad, according to a number of sources. | The authorities gave local leaders in Daraa al-Balad time until August 1 to accept a new reconciliation agreement. Under the agreement, 132 local gunmen will be expelled to opposition-held areas in northern Syria. Tight security measures will be also implemented in Daraa al-Balad. | Local leaders are yet to accept the agree…

Anonymous669 (2021-08-01). Greater Idlib Militants Continue To Shell Government-held Areas To 'Support' Daraa (Photos, Video). southfront.org Illustrative image. | Greater Idlib militants, led by al-Qaeda-affiliated Hay'at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS), continue to shell government-held areas in support of Daraa's former rebels who are being pressured by Syrian authorities. | On July 31 and August 1, HTS and its allies, who operate under the banner of the al-Fateh al-Mubeen Operations Room, shelled government-held areas in southern Idlib, northern Lattakia, northwestern Hama and western Aleppo. | HTS' Turkish-backed allies shared footage of some of their…

Fight Back (2021-08-01). California protest slams end to federal unemployment benefits. fightbacknews.org San José, CA – On Saturday, July 31 members and supporters of the Northern California Unemployed Committee or NCUC rallied to protest the coming end of federal unemployment benefits set for September 6. Speakers pointed out how 9 million unemployed people will be losing their benefits and the rest will have their payments cut in half. | John Root spoke about his troubles with the California unemployment insurance system, stating, "I got no benefits for four months and had to depend on family to survive. I was calling up to 30 or 40 times a day without a response. The unemployment system is broken." Root pointed o…

Ellen Brown (2021-08-01). Nature's Own Fuel Could Save Us from the Greenhouse Effect and Electric Grid Failure. globalresearch.ca

ecns.cn (2021-08-01). Coca-Cola, Visa Reps refuse to condemn China's so-called 'genocide' of Uyghur people: media. ecns.cn Representatives from several major companies declined to denounce the so-called "genocide" of the Uyghur people in China when directly asked by U.S. Republican senators Tom Cotton, a report by FOX Business Network (FBN) has said.

ecns.cn (2021-08-01). '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."

Staff (2021-08-01). President Maduro Orders Action Against Disruptors of National Economy. orinocotribune.com On Thursday, July 28, President Nicolás Maduro informed that "we have identified, with names and surnames, the people who are destabilizing the prices, the real value of the currency…, now with a clearer picture we have them identified." The Venezuelan president made this comment during the working meeting for the productive economy for July, held at the Sol del Peru Room in the Miraflores Palace. "The study on the induced economic warfare has allowed us to identify the principal destabilizers who are behind the disturbances that have occurred in the month of July," he added. | President Maduro was referring to…

Aviva Levine (2021-08-01). Chicago hosts Lollapalooza music festival, prioritizing profit over public health. liberationnews.org The festival is happening amid a stark increase in COVID-19 spread across Chicago and Cook County.

Joshua Kendrick Taylor (2021-08-01). Probable cause found for prosecution for police killing of Jay Anderson Jr. liberationnews.org "Every victory counts… I know there are people out there who say 'protesting don't work, you'll be wasting your time…' We are all willing to put in the work… Moving forward, we still have a lot we have to do…"

Prof. Byoung Ho Kang (2021-08-01). Election Recount in South Korea: Supreme Court's Second Silence. globalresearch.ca

ecns.cn (2021-08-01). 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.

Pete Dolack (2021-08-01). We Don't Need to Wait for Centuries to Build a Better World. counterpunch.org A crucial argument for the incessantly promoted idea that capitalism will be with us for a long time to come is the idea of inertia in human understanding. Ideas are stubbornly persistent and can only be changed over long periods of time. Slow evolutionary change is the best we can hope for, and the prospects even for that are uncertain and fragile. | If the above were true, then there would have been no revolutions in history. That is quite obviously not the case. Consciousness can change rapidly. It does so exceptionally and under rare circumstances during periods of social upheaval. Yes, not everyday occurr…

Fight Back (2021-08-01). Oshkosh, WI: Family and community demand justice for Isaiah Tucker 4 years after his murder. fightbacknews.org Oshkosh, WI – 30 concerned community and family members gathered to call for justice for Isaiah Tucker, who was shot and killed by Oshkosh police officer Aaron Achterberg on July 31, 2017. The protest marked the four-year anniversary of his murder. No charges were ever filed in Isaiah's case. The police department investigated themselves with other officers and determined that all instances of violence towards Tucker were justified. | This annual event was organized by United Action Oshkosh (UAO) and the Wisconsin Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression along with the Tucker family to publicly address on…

ecns.cn (2021-08-01). Untrue foreign reports on Xinjiang slammed. ecns.cn Many foreign reports and publications about the Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region, including documentaries and books that contain secretly filmed footage, speculation based on satellite images and presumptions of guilt, are fabrications with the purpose of tarnishing the image of Xinjiang, a regional official said.

Pepe Escobar (2021-08-01). Requiem for an Empire: A Prequel. dissidentvoice.org The inexorable imperial rot will go on, a tawdry affair carrying no dramatic, aesthetic pathos worthy of a Gotterdammerung. Assaulted by cognitive dissonance across the spectrum, the Empire of Chaos now behaves as a manic depressive inmate, rotten to the core — a fate more filled with dread than having to face a revolt of the satrapies. …

Jesus Rodriguez-Espinoza (2021-08-01). Venezuela and Peru Advance in Recovering Bilateral Relations — Arreaza in Pedro Castillo Inauguration. orinocotribune.com Caracas, July 31 ( Arreaza informed of the meeting through a post in his Twitter account, stating that issues related to trade, policies of attention to migrants, and the need to strengthen the mechanisms of integration (reg…

Rick Rozoff (2021-08-01). Foretaste of war in the Baltic. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com The exercise mentioned below occurred as part of this year's multinational Baltic Operations (BALTOPS). The following are excerpts from the Daily Press of Hampton Roads, Virginia. ==== Pentagon, NATO launch jubilee war games in Baltic Sea Russia blasts U.S. for deploying nuclear-capable bombers for Baltic war games NATO tests integration of fourth and fifth generation …

Peter Certo (2021-08-01). We Can Have the Filibuster or Democracy, But Not Both. juancole.com By Peter Certo | ( Otherwords.org) — The American political system is complicated, but fixing it doesn't have to be. Voters of all stripes broadly agree on the kinds of changes they'd like to see. We need less money in politics. It should be easier to vote — early, in person, or by mail. And …

Rick Rozoff (2021-08-01). Azerbaijan: Putin's strategic partner displays trademark Iron Fist behavior. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Today's Trend News Agency of Azerbaijan has no fewer than three articles in its English-language version on comments made by Russian member of parliament Vladimir Zhirinovsky. In none of them is it mentioned, or even hinted at, what he said. Zhirinovsky of course is what he is. But as he and President Vladimir Putin appear …

Dean Baker (2021-08-01). The Saving Rate is Still High: Evidence on the Post-Pandemic Economy. cepr.net An important item in the GDP report released this week, that received little attention, is that the saving rate is still well above the pre-pandemic level. For the second quarter as a whole the saving rate was 10.9 percent. If we just look at the month of June alone, the last month in the quarter, …

Open Democracy (2021-08-01). Tunisia's presidential power-grab is a test for its democracy. juancole.com By Larbi Sadiki and Layla Saleh | — ( OpenDemocracy.net ) — In a shocking move, Tunisia's President Kais Saied invoked Article 80 of the country's constitution on 25 July, the nation's annual Republic Day. Citing "exceptional" circumstances, he sacked Prime Minister Hichem Mechichi, froze the Parliament and lifted the immunity of its members, granted …

Rick Rozoff (2021-08-01). A voice of decency, of sanity that needs to be heard. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Published in the online edition of Foreign Policy on July 29. Please find the time to read it all. Even a Short War Over Taiwan or the Baltics Would Be DevastatingDaniel R. Mahanty, the director of the U.S. program at the Center for Civilians in Conflict Excerpts False promises are at the heart of making …

ecns.cn (2021-08-01). 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?

Dipali Ojha (2021-08-01). Video: India Human Rights Security Council Files COVID Genocide Complaint Against Gates Foundation and Big Pharma. globalresearch.ca Lawyer …

Rick Rozoff (2021-08-01). U.S. airborne troops on Russia's southern border: Our forces are ready, they're interoperable and they have the mobility to respond when needed. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Air-landing exercise with the participation of Georgian and American servicemen was held within the framework of Agile Spirit 2021 For the first time in the history of multinational exercises in Georgia, a demonstration exercise of a joint airborne component was held with the participation of the Georgian and American military. The exercise underscores the partnership …

Juan Cole (2021-08-01). As Florida's cases Spike to Unprecedented 21,683, Ron "Satan" DeSantis wants to Kill your Kids. juancole.com Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) — Jeffrey S. Solocheck at the Miami Herald reports that Florida governor Ron DeSantis on Friday issued a royal decree forbidding school districts to require that pupils wear a mask and threatening to cut funding from any that defied him. DeSantis has also banned Florida municipalities from putting in renewed mitigation …

ecns.cn (2021-08-01). WHO's 2nd COVID-19 origins probe seen as Tedros's reelection move: media. ecns.cn The second phase of investigation into the origins of COVID-19 planned by the World Health Organization (WHO) is seen as a potential campaign move by its current Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, who is running for a second five-year term, according to an article published in the U.S. newspaper Politico.

Gerald E. Scorse (2021-08-01). The Real, Untold Story of Roth IRAs. dissidentvoice.org The internet lit up when ProPublica broke the news about venture capitalist Peter Thiel and his "gargantuan tax-exempt piggy bank," a Roth retirement account worth an obscene $5 billion. Nobody said boo, though, about the story's opening words: "Roth IRAs were intended to help average working Americans…" Well, boo and double-boo (the second for calling …

Anonymous103 (2021-08-01). Kabul Doomed To Lose Control Over Kandahar And Herat Provinces (Videos). southfront.org Taliban's Badri-313 Special Forces | The airport in Kandahar has come under rocket attack, and as a result all flights were cancelled. The attack took place amid the ongoing clashes near the main provincial capitals in southern and western regions of Afghanistan. | On August 1st, at least three rockets were launched towards Ahmad Shah Baba International Airport in Kandahar. Two of the projectiles hit the runway. | All flights have been canceled, but are expected to resume later in the day, as the runway is being re…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-01). 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: …

Dr. Joseph Mercola (2021-08-01). COVID-19 Vaccines are Killing "Huge Numbers" of People: Government Scrubs Stats on Vaccine-Related Deaths. globalresearch.ca First published on …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-01). 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,…

sputniknews (2021-08-01). 'Nasty Disease': UK May Face Annual COVID Death Tolls of 'Tens of Thousands', Scientists Warn. sputniknews.com According to the latest coronavirus data released by the UK government, the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the county has soared to 5.8 million, with 129,654 fatalities as of Saturday.

WSWS repost (2021-08-01). 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.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-01). 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…

Anonymous669 (2021-08-01). Egyptian Army: 89 Terrorists Eliminated In Sinai Operations (18+ Video). southfront.org Egyptian Army soldiers in Sinai peninsula, Source: the Egyptian Ministry of Defense. | The Egyptian Armed Forces (EAF) eliminated 89 ISIS terrorists during recent operations in the northern part of the Sinai Peninsula, the Army's General Command announced on August 1. | In a statement, the General Command said that the recent operations in Sinai had also resulted in: | The seizure of 73 automatic rifles, 140 magazines, 5606 bullets of different calibers, 34 radio devices, a drone equipped with a camera, a night vision sight,…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-01). 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…

_____ (2021-08-01). Biden Isn't Withdrawing Troops From Iraq, He's Relabeling Their Mission. commondreams.org Despite roadblocks, "the Squad" has pushed progressive legislation, scrutinized the powerful, and changed the conversation around who gets to hold political power.

slingshot collective (2021-08-01). 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…

The Conversation (2021-08-01). Refugees and Asylum-Seekers are at high risk of COVID-19 infection, but low priority for vaccines. juancole.com By Yvonne Su | — ( The Conversation ) — In June, the G7 pledged 870 million COVID-19 vaccine doses to COVID-19 Vaccines Global Access, or COVAX, to help it meet its two billion vaccine goal for lower- and middle- income countries by the end of 2021. The global vaccine-sharing initiative is pooling funds and …

LaborFest (2021-08-01). Saturday 7/31: Africa, Namibian MUN Miners & Union Busting By Chinese National Nuclear Corporation CNNC. indybay.org Virtual Program Go To Website…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-01). 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…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-01). 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…

Radical Women U.S. (2021-08-01). 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…

repost (2021-08-01). Oppose the right-wing campaign against vaccination! indybay.org For the self-defense of the working class, mass vaccination is an elementary requirement.

_____ (2021-08-01). Craig Murray's Jailing Is the Latest Move in a Battle to Snuff Out Independent Journalism. strategic-culture.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 of "jigsaw identification".

Peter Koenig (2021-08-01). China's Post-Pandemic Economic Growth: Reaching Out and Developing Internal Markets and Well-being. globalresearch.ca "Post-Pandemic" for …

Ali Lexa (2021-08-01). 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.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-01). 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…

Leon Kunstenaar (2021-08-01). Protesters Demand Newsom Keep Health Care Promise. indybay.org Signs, slogan and local politicians at Lake Merritt Amphitheater…

Livermore Conversion Project (2021-08-01). Friday 8/6: Shine a Light, Stop the Heat, Lower the Heat. indybay.org Virtual Broadcast…

Maurizio Lazzarato, Klaus Wagener (2021-08-01). 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.

Anonymous669 (2021-08-01). Iran Denies Responsibility For Recent Tanker Attack Following Accusations By Israeli Prime Minister. southfront.org File image. | On August 1, Israel's Prime Minister Naftali Bennett directly blamed Iran for the Two crewmen, a British and a Romanian, were killed in the attack on the Liberian-flagged tanker which is operated by Zodiac Maritime, a London-based company owned by Israeli billionaire Eyal Ofer. | "The Iranians who attacke…

Anonymous669 (2021-08-01). Three US Supply Convoys, One Of Them Carrying Sensitive Weapons, Attacked In Iraq. southfront.org Illustrative image. | On August 1, a supply convoy of the US-led coalition came under attack as it was passing in the southern Iraqi province of al-Diwaniyah. | The Sabereen News revealed that the convoy was targeted with a number of explosively formed penetrator (EFP) improvised explosive devices. | According to the Telegram channel, the convoy, which was heading to Ain al-Assad Air Base in the western province of al-Anbar, was carrying Humvee armored vehicles as well as "sensitive weapons". | Less than two hours after th…

Anonymous007 (2021-08-01). Military Situation In Yemen On August 1, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | The Liaison and Coordination Officers' Operations Room (loyal to Ansar Allah) reported 163 ceasefire violations in al-Hudaydah during the past 24 hours | On July 31, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted 5 airstrikes on the Rahbah district | On July 31, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted 2 airstrikes on the Sarwah district | On July 31, Ansar Allah attacked positions of Saudi-led forces in Khamis Mushait with a suicide drone | On August 1, clashes between Ansar Allah…

March On, partners (2021-08-01). 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/

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-01). 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…

Global Research News (2021-08-01). Act of Censorship Directed against Prominent Physician Dr. Peter A. McCullough. globalresearch.ca One of America's leading physicians on the early treatment of COVID-19, his protocols and scientific works are relied upon to help millions around the globe. Along with half of Americans, Dr. McCullough has appropriate concerns over COVID-19 vaccine safety and …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-01). 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…

Lucrecia Hernández Mack (2021-08-01). General Strike in Guatemala Denounces Corruption & Mishandling of Pandemic. zcomm.org Major highways were blocked for hours as protesters marched through Guatemala City and in rural communities denouncing corruption, a worsening economic crisis and the government's catastrophic mishandling of the pandemic…

Barbara Ransby (2021-08-01). Bob Moses Embodied Collective Struggle for Black Freedom and Human Liberation. zcomm.org Bob Moses not only fought for Black people to have the right to vote, and for Black children to have the right to learn math, he also spoke out against war and imperialism…

news.un (2021-08-01). A year after the Beirut explosions: a UN Resident Coordinator blog. news.un.org On August 4th, 2020, a devastating blast in a warehouse destroyed much of the centre of the Lebanese capital, Beirut. Many neighbourhoods were destroyed, downtown Beirut looked like a war zone. Thousands were injured and some 200 people tragically lost their lives on that day and the days that followed. For many, their property and livelihoods were literally blown away.

Anonymous007 (2021-08-01). Military Situation In Iraq On August 1, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On July 31, Iraqi security forces reportedly thwarted a rocket attack on Baghdad Airport | On July 31, ISIS attacked an Army barracks in the Jalawla outskirts. One soldier was killed | On July 30, a logistical convoy of the US military was targeted by an IED attack in the Babel area | On July 29, a logistical convoy of the US military was targeted by an IED attack in the Babel area | On July 29, a logistical convoy of the US military was targeted by an IED attack in t…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-01). 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…

Jeffrey St. Clair (2021-08-01). Rebirth of a Nation: US History According to DW Griffith. counterpunch.org Still from Birth of a Nation. | Since many high school students across the country will be back to learning their history of the US from Birth of a Nation and Gone with the Wind, it's perhaps instructive to recall that when Birth of a Nation premiered at Clune's Auditorium in LA, to large protests by the NAACP, it was still called The Clansman, the title of the racist novel by Thomas Dixon it was based on. In fact, it's possible that the print that was shown at the White House, which generated such a frenzied reaction from Woodrow Wilson, was still called The Clansman. Dixon was a pal of Wilson's and had arran…

Center for Biological Diversity (2021-08-01). Oregon Approves Petition to Increase Marbled Murrelet Endangered Species Protection. indybay.org Coastal Seabird at Risk of Extinction From Climate Change…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-01). 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 (2021-08-01). 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…

Jenni Chang (2021-08-01). Saturday 7/31: Governor Newsom to Keep the Promise. indybay.org Oakland: Lake Merritt Amphitheater, 12th St & Lake Merritt Blvd…

ecns.cn (2021-08-01). 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.

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2021-08-01). The Battle to Suppress Hydroxychloroquine as a Cheap and Effective Drug for the Treatment of Covid-19. globalresearch.ca The campaign against HCQ is carried out through slanderous political statements, media smears, not to mention an authoritative peer reviewed "evaluation" published on May 22nd by The Lancet, which was based on fake figures and test trials.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-01). 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…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-01). 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…

Santa Cruz News (2021-08-01). 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 (2021-08-01). 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…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-01). 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…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-01). 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…

Yoel Bitran (2021-08-01). Union Hopes High as Chileans Rewrite Anti-Labor Constitution. zcomm.org What is undeniable is that this fight is just beginning, and Chilean workers and unions will need to do everything in their power to make sure this opportunity becomes a reality…

Poor People's Campaign & partners (2021-08-01). 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…

CIIS Public Programs (2021-08-01). Thursday 8/19: On the Politics of Anti-Fatness as Anti-Blackness. indybay.org

Anonymous669 (2021-08-01). Afghan Government Forces Prepare Large Operation In Herat As Taliban Fighters Breach City's Main Defense Line (Videos, Photos). southfront.org On August 31, the Taliban claimed that its fighters had breached the main defense line of the northwestern Afghan city…

_____ (2021-08-01). George W. Bush Should Shut Up and Go Away. commondreams.org

_____ (2021-08-01). We Need Radical Economic Change—Not Biden's Corporate Capitalism. commondreams.org The move only serves to reinforce America's forever wars.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-01). 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 (2021-08-01). 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…

Mordechai Sones (2021-08-01). The Suppression of Invermectin: 'There's Good Reason Pfizer Fought to Hide the Details of These Contracts'. globalresearch.ca

WSWS repost (2021-08-01). 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.

_____ (2021-08-01). How Women of Color in Congress Are Pushing a Grassroots Agenda. commondreams.org Bush is a mass murderer. He should be sharing a bunk bed with Ratko Mladic at The Hague, not giving interviews on Afghanistan in Maine.

Sandra Cuffe (2021-08-01). Guatemalan Communities Turn Out for Indigenous-Led Nationwide Shutdown. zcomm.org Guatemala's attorney general fired a top prosecutor of corruption last week. Now, Indigenous peoples and social movements are calling for both her and the president to resign…

South Bay Indigenous Solidarity (2021-08-01). 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

Gerhard Schick (2021-08-01). 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."

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-01). 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…

Anonymous007 (2021-08-01). Military Situation In Afghanistan On August 1, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On July 31, Taliban captured several parts of Lashkar Gah city in Helmand province | On August 01, clashes between the Afghan Army and Taliban continued to the west and south of Herat city. Taliban cut the road between Herat Airport and Herat city | On August 01,Afghan Army reportedly sent more troops to Herat city | 254 Taliban militants were killed and 143 others were wounded as a result of Afghan Army operations in Ghazni, Kandahar, Herat, Farah, Jowzjan, Balkh…

Nayvin Gordon (2021-08-01). Fauci's Future Pandemics — Vaccines without public health infrastructure. indybay.org Pandemic, vaccines and failure of Public Health…

Stop the Money Pipeline, partners (2021-08-01). Tuesday 8/3: Deadline Glasgow: Defund Climate Chaos UN COP26! indybay.org Online event…

_____ (2021-08-01). There's No 'Vaccine Mandate'—But That Doesn't Stop WaPo From Asking People How They Feel About It. commondreams.org Stimulus packages are not enough. Only practices of deep democracy and shared ownership can end our cycle of economic disaster.

Center for Biological Diversity (2021-08-01). Endangered Orcas' West Coast Habitat Receives New Federal Protection. indybay.org 15,910 Square Miles of Critical Habitat Added to Existing Salish Sea Protections…

John W. Whitehead, Nisha Whitehead (2021-08-01). Authoritarians Drunk on Power: It Is Time to Recalibrate the Government. dissidentvoice.org The executive power in our government is not the only, perhaps not even the principal, object of my solicitude. The tyranny of the legislature is really the danger most to be feared, and will continue to be so for many years to come. The tyranny of the executive power will come in its turn, but …

ILSCTNM (2021-08-01). Friday 8/13: Soldiarity Action With Namibian MUN Rossing Mine Fired Union Leadership & Lawyer Beukes. indybay.org San Francisco Chinese Consulate | 1450 Laguna St, San Francisco, CA 94115…

Global Research News (2021-08-01). Act of Censorship Directed against Prominent Physician Dr. Peter A. MuCullough. globalresearch.ca One of America's leading physicians on the early treatment of COVID-19, his protocols and scientific works are relied upon to help millions around the globe. Along with half of Americans, Dr. McCullough has appropriate concerns over COVID-19 vaccine safety and …

Robert J. Burrowes (2021-08-01). The "Great Reset" Elite Coup: Taking Control by Destroying Cash. Reshaping the Human "Individual" globalresearch.ca . | For …

Staff (2021-08-01). Several rockets hit Afghanistan's Kandahar airport amid ongoing Taliban assault. rt.com The airport in Kandahar, Afghanistan's second-largest city, has come under rocket attack, forcing the cancelation of all flights, as the Taliban seeks to recapture its former stronghold. | At least three rockets were launched towards Ahmad Shah Baba International Airport on Sunday, with two of the projectiles hitting the runway, airport chief Massoud Pashtun said, as quoted by the news agency AFP. | All flights have been canceled, but are expected to resume later in the day, as the runway is being repaired, the official said. | A Taliban spokesperson, Zabihullah Mujahid, told Reuters the airport was targeted b…

David Masciotra (2021-08-01). Son Volt, and the Power of Protest Music. zcomm.org The new Son Volt record, Electro Melodier, is the best collection of protest songs and political songwriting in many years…

N. Evans (2021-08-01). 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…

Revolution Books (2021-08-01). Saturday 8/7: This is a Rare Time When Revolution Becomes Possible. indybay.org Revolution Books, 2444 Durant Ave. Berkeley CA 94704…

Dr. Pascal Sacré (2021-08-01). The Specter of Vaccine Fundamentalism: Bowing Down and Serving the "God of Vaccines" globalresearch.ca Behind this specter of vaccine fundamentalism are cynical people, who go so far as to pretend that they are concerned about your well-being. If people want trustworthy rulers, honest politicians, they should always judge rulers, financial elites, politicians by their actions rather than by their words.

_____ (2021-07-31). Democrats Let US Eviction Moratorium Expire. popularresistance.org The Biden administration announced Thursday that it would allow the nationwide ban on evictions to expire on Saturday declaring that it was up to Congress, with just two days to go, to extend the measure. The White House claimed that the President's hands are tied, and there was nothing Biden could do for the more than six million families that have fallen behind on rent, citing the Supreme Court's decision last month to only allow a moratorium extension until the end of July.

_____ (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."

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.

Titlepreventing an American Pinochet (2021-07-31). Preventing an American Pinochet. commondreams.org "We're now in an eviction emergency," said Rep. Cori Bush. "Eleven million are now at risk of losing their homes at any moment. The House needs to reconvene and put an end to this crisis."

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…

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."

EMMA (2021-07-31). Recap of a Weekend Full of Medicare for All Rallies. peoplesparty.org The rally sparked national coverage from outlets such as Status Coup, Yahoo News, Salon, Raw Story, Fox, Daily Mail and The Independent. AOC closed her office for the day rather than meeting with Medicare for all activists and constituents, a far cry from the representative who occupied Pelosi's office to demand climate action less than three years ago. | AOC and the Squad were elected on the premise that they were activists and organizers. Bernie even campaigned to be the "Organizer in Chief." The People's Party and March for Medicare for All are calling on them to use their millions of followers to stand with t…

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.

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 …

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…

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…

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.

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, . . . |

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…

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.

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."

Manuel Cabieses D. (2021-07-31). Con Cuba, sin dudar ni un segundo. globalizacion.ca En una madrugada de carnaval en Santiago de Cuba, hace 68 años, partieron de la granjita Siboney los automóviles de los asaltantes del Cuartel Moncada. Simultáneamente hacían lo mismo hombres y mujeres que se disponían asaltar el Cuartel Carlos Manuel…

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…

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 …

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). Syrian Battle Tanks Hit Militant Posts In Greater Idlib, Killed Turkish-Backed Commander. southfront.org Illustrative image. | Late on July 31, a Turkish-backed field commander was killed in the northwestern Syrian region of Greater Idlib by the Syrian Arab Army (SAA). | According to pro-government sources, the commander was killed when T-72s Sniper battle tanks of the SAA hit militants' posts and fortifications near the town of Benin in the southern countryside of Idlib. | The Sniper is the SAA codename for Soviet-made T-72 battle tanks which were upgraded prior to the war with the Galileo Avionica TURMS-T day/night computeri…

Anonymous669 (2021-07-31). Daraa Former Rebels Release Syrian Army Captives Amid Reports Of Near Agreement. southfront.org Syrian soldiers in Tel Rifaat city, Illustrative image | Daraa's former rebels have released most of the Syrian service members who were captured by them during the recent clashes in the southern governorate, several Syrian news sources reported on July 30 and 31. | According to the Horan Free League, most of the captives were freed after mediation from the Russian-backed 8th Brigade, a unit of the 5th Corps that was founded in 2018 for former rebels in the eastern Daraa countryside. | More than 40 service member…

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…

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.

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.

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 . . . |

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 …

_____ (2021-07-31). Coal Miners Hit Streets Of NYC To Protest Corporate Greed. popularresistance.org Faced with intransigence from the company and increasing hostility on the picket line, a caravan of striking miners and their supporters came back to New York City to voice their demands and hold a rally on July 28 in front of the NYC headquarters of BlackRock, the world's largest asset manager and Warrior Met's biggest investor. In this TRNN report, part of our ongoing series "Battleground Brookwood," we give an update on the strike and hear directly from striking miner Mike Wright.

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…

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

_____ (2021-07-31). Defund The Police Groups, Atlanta Officials Are Still Miles Apart. popularresistance.org City Council meetings were dominated by residents' and civil rights activists' calls for police accountability. A year later, these activists say their relationships with City Council remain strained. Those hoping to redistribute police investment said they're unsatisfied with the government's response. Some City Council members say they understand the calls for change, but that change takes time.

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,…

_____ (2021-07-31). How Ben & Jerry's Exposed Israel's Anti-BDS Strategy. popularresistance.org For years, the Israeli government has viewed the boycott movement as a real, tangible threat. Some Israeli officials went as far as perceiving the 'delegitimization' resulting from the boycott campaign as the primary threat faced by Israel at the present time. Well attended conferences were held in Las Vegas, Brussels, Jerusalem and elsewhere, hundreds of millions of dollars raised, fiery speeches delivered, while politicians and 'philanthropists' lined up at many occasions, vowing their undying allegiance to Israel and accusing anyone who dare criticize the 'Jewish State' as 'antisemitic'.

_____ (2021-07-31). Climate Campaigners Hold 'Tug-Of-War' In Front Of Leinster House. popularresistance.org Protesters gathered before the Dail today and staged a "tug-of-war" to highlight fracked gas imports and the climate implications of data centres. Members of Extinction Rebellion Ireland dressed as representatives of tech companies as part of their campaign, holding the rope on one end during a tug-of-war while children pulled on the other.

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…

_____ (2021-07-31). The Upper Clyde Shipbuilders Work-In At 50. popularresistance.org Clydebank was described as a 'town in mourning'. On 29 July 1971, thousands of shipyard workers from across the Upper Clyde heard confirmation they would lose their jobs. The 'work-in' that followed not only succeeded in keeping the yards open with government support — it exposed the structural weaknesses of Britain's ruling alliance.

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.

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 …

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

_____ (2021-07-31). Nature's Own Fuel Could Save Us From Greenhouse Effect. popularresistance.org In an effort to fill that vacuum, a recent initiative in California is exploring different hemp varieties and growing techniques, in the first extensive growing trials for hemp fiber and grain in the state since the 1990s. The project is a joint effort among the World Cannabis Foundation, hemp wholesaler Hemp Traders, and Oklahoma-based processor Western Fiber. The Pennsylvania-based Rodale Institute, a nonprofit that supports research into organic farming, has also partnered on a USDA-supported research project on the use of hemp in the development of biochar (charcoal produced by firing biomass in the absence o…

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.

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 . . . |

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.

_____ (2021-07-31). Memo To Biden Administration: Less Talk, More Action. popularresistance.org The climate change crisis and missing and murdered Indigenous epidemic are inextricably linked, with added negative impact from extractive industries. On top of that, the federal government has much work to do to uphold its trust and treaty obligations to tribal nations to help bring an end to these crises, according to a memo from NDN Collective.

Dr. Peter McCullough (2021-07-31). Video: Urgent Warning About Poisonous Jabs — "An Agonizing Situation" globalresearch.ca

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…

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…

Rick Rozoff (2021-07-31). Turkey intensifies advance into Africa. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Kenya Burkina Faso Somalia Tunisia Senegal Angola Morocco Uganda Libya Djibouti Penetrating Africa: Turkey's largest-ever armored vehicle deal ==== Turkey exports minesweepers to Burkina Faso, in 1st to Africa Turkish state-owned defense firm ASFAT will export its minesweeping equipment to Burkina Faso, following the vehicles' sale to Azerbaijan where it is being used to clean …

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…

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…

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.

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.

_____ (2021-07-31). Biden Has Abandoned His Covid Worker Safety Pledge. commondreams.org It's possible to convince people to support a coup—and even mass murder—with phony evidence. It's crucial to the survival of our democracy that we prevent that.

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.

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2021-07-31). The 2020-21 Worldwide Corona Crisis: Destroying Civil Society, Engineered Economic Depression, Global Coup d'État and the "Great Reset" globalresearch.ca We are at the crossroads of one of the most serious crises in modern history. We are living history, yet our understanding of the flow of events since January 2020 has been blurred. Worldwide, people have been misled both by their governments and the media.

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 …

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.

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.

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.

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2021-07-31). Video: The 2021 Worldwide Corona Crisis. "The Worst Crisis in Modern History" globalresearch.ca First released on February 22, 2021 | We bring to the attention of our readers this Global Research Video documentary produced by Ariel Noyola Rodriguez, featuring Prof. Michel Chossudovsky. | We are at the crossroads of one of the most serious crises …

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…

_____ (2021-07-31). With Election Days Away, Bernie Sanders Headlines Get-Out-the-Vote Rally for Nina Turner. commondreams.org Biden's much-anticipated workplace safety rule excludes most workers—and some in the labor movement are not happy.

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). 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). 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.

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 …

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.

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…

Eduardo Camín (2021-07-31). Capitalismo y patriarcado, sin igualdad de género en el trabajo. globalizacion.ca Un año y medio después de entrar en la pandemia de la Covid-19, la igualdad de género en el mundo del trabajo ha empeorado, ya que este año habrá 13 millones menos de mujeres empleadas que en 2019, mientras que…

The Energy & Environmental Legal Institute (2021-07-31). The Rockefeller Way: The Family's Covert 'Climate Change' Plan. globalresearch.ca First published in December 2016, this article is of relevance to an understanding of the ongoing debate on Climate Change as well the Green New Deal, largely controlled by the financial establishment. The Rockefellers also play a key role in …

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.

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). 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.

_____ (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.

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.

Jonathan Cook (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 …

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

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 . . . |

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…

Enrique Calderón Alzati (2021-07-31). Estados Unidos — El presidente no entiende que no entiende. globalizacion.ca No, no me refiero a Peña Nieto, sino al presidente de Estados Unidos, Joe Biden, que al igual que un alto porcentaje de la población de su nación, ha sido cómplice de gobiernos estadounidenses anteriores, en el bloqueo que han…

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.

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