2021-08-03: News Headlines

Richard C. Gross (2021-08-03). Sacrificing Truth to Stay in Power. counterpunch.org "Truth is too simple for us: we do not like those who unmask our illusions." —Ralph Waldo Emerson Republicans blaming Democrats for not having enough police to keep Trump's stormtroopers from besieging the Capitol is like getting caught robbing a bank and blaming its officials for not hiring enough guards to prevent a robbery. You

Rebekah Entralgo (2021-08-03). Paving a Pathway to Citizenship Also Means Paving a Pathway to Recovery. counterpunch.org As Democratic lawmakers wrangle over a $3.5 trillion recovery package, immigrant rights advocates and faith leaders are demanding the inclusion of a pathway to citizenship for the 11 million immigrants living and working in the United States. Faith in Action, the largest faith-based grassroots organization in the country, and the LA RED Campaign, its immigration

_____ (2021-08-03). Tenants Fear 'Tsunami Of Evictions' As Moratorium Ends. popularresistance.org After a federal eviction moratorium was allowed to expire over the weekend, thousands of eviction proceedings filed by landlords are working their way through court systems across the United States. The vast majority of federal funds meant for rental assistance, which could forestall an eviction, were never even disbursed.

Ann Brown (2021-08-03). Democrats Stop Talk Of Structural Racism After Election, Let Covid Eviction Moratorium Expire. moguldom.com Hot topics during the 2020 presidential election campaign included reparations, structural racism and covid relief programs such as the eviction moratorium. Post-election, these topics have seemingly gone away. The covid eviction moratorium expired July 31 and liberal Democrats are blasting the White House for not extending it. Several progressive Dems have protested. "The White House …

Cronkite News Arizona PBS (2021-08-03). Only $3 Bn. of Federal $46 Bn rental assistance dollars reach renters, as eviction moratorium ends. juancole.com By Brooke Newman | — ( Cronkite News) — WASHINGTON — The federal government's COVID-19 moratorium on renter evictions ended Saturday, leaving thousands of Arizona renters vulnerable while state and local officials have distributed just a fraction of the funding aimed at keeping people in their homes. Government agencies in Arizona received almost $495 million …

San Francisco Voter (2021-08-03). Millionaire Democratic SF Rep Pelosi, Real Estate Donations & Eviction Moratorium. indybay.org "Chairman George Marcus also donated $263,400 that same month to a committee that benefits the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's campaign, and contributed at least $6.5 million to PACs that work to elect Democrats to the Senate and House." See www.commondreams.org/news/2021/08/03/dem…

_____ (2021-08-03). Democrats Took Millions From Real Estate Interests Before Allowing Eviction Moratorium to End. commondreams.org "Andrew Cuomo is unfit to lead and must resign or be removed from office."

Staff (2021-08-03). Headlines for August 3, 2021. democracynow.org Louisiana Orders Mask Mandate as U.S. Logs Highest Coronavirus Toll Since February, Federal Employees Must Show Proof of Vaccination or Face Regular Tests, U.S., U.K. Say Afghan Taliban Massacred Civilians in Spin Boldak, State Department Offers to Resettle Thousands of Afghans Who Worked with U.S. , Refugee Advocates Sue as Biden Admin Continues Trump-Era Border Policy, HHS Watchdog to Probe Reports of Dire Conditions at Migrant Youth Detention Camp , Progressives Blast White House for Allowing Eviction Moratorium to Expire, 200+ Arrested at D.C. Protest Demanding End to Filibuster, Voting Rights, Study: Gerryma…

Staff (2021-08-03). End of Moratorium Could Fuel Wave of "Invisible Evictions," Organizers Warn. truthout.org Housing justice organizers are bracing for a wave of evictions after a federal eviction moratorium expired and rent deadlines hit over the weekend, leaving an estimated A national moratorium on evictions put in place by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to prevent th…

WSWS (2021-08-03). Biden washes his hands of responsibility for mass evictions. wsws.org A statement issued by the White House Monday, after the expiration of the nearly year-long ban on evictions due to the pandemic crisis, promised no action at all.

Anish R M (2021-08-03). Millions threatened with evictions in the US, who is to blame? peoplesdispatch.org Millions of tenants across the United States are at risk of being evicted over the next two months, as the 11-month long eviction ban by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) expired on July 31…

The Socialist Program (2021-08-03). Fightback! 8 Million families facing eviction and foreclosures. liberationnews.org Brian Becker, Esther Iverem, Nicole Roussell and Walter Smolarek discuss how the Democratic Party leadership in Congress and the Biden administration are failing to act in the face of impending mass evictions. They also discuss the grassroots movement against evictions — including the sit-in outside Congress by Rep. Cori Bush, the latest from the Olympics, the surge in Covid infections, Peru's new left wing government, and more.

Peoples Dispatch (2021-08-03). Israel's Supreme Court delays ruling on Sheikh Jarrah forced evictions case. peoplesdispatch.org The court offered the Palestinians a compromise deal as per which Palestinians could live in their homes for the next three generations in exchange for accepting Jewish ownership of the land and paying token rent…

Staff (2021-08-03). Palestinians Reject Deal That Turns Settlers Into Landlords in Sheikh Jarrah. truthout.org The Israeli Supreme Court this week offered Palestinian residents of Sheikh Jarrah a compromise in their ongoing fight to block Jewish settlers from forcibly expelling them from their own homes. The high court proposed that Palestinian families could stay in their homes for now if they begin paying rent to the Jewish settler group that claims ownership over the properties — a deal the families rejected, insisting they are the legal owners. The planned evictions in East Jerusalem helped spa…

Staff (2021-08-03). Palestinians Reject Israeli Court's Deal That Would Put Them at "Mercy of Settlers" in Sheikh Jarrah. democracynow.org The Israeli Supreme Court this week offered Palestinian residents of Sheikh Jarrah a compromise in their ongoing fight to block Jewish settlers from forcibly expelling them from their own homes. The high court proposed that Palestinian families could stay in their homes for now if they begin paying rent to the Jewish settler group that claims ownership over the properties — a deal the families rejected, insisting they are the legal owners. The planned evictions in East Jerusalem helped spark the last war in Gaza in May and have galvanized international support for Palestinians facing dispossession from sett…

Nicholas Stender (2021-08-03). Eviction tsunami crashes, Democrats shrug shoulders. zcomm.org An all-out struggle by the working class is the only hope to prevent perhaps the worst eviction crisis in the country's history…

Blake Skylar (2021-08-03). A view of homelessness from my firsthand experience. peoplesworld.org 'Homelessness' is a ubiquitous term. It's routinely spoken of on the news, and its victims occupy the streets of nearly every U.S. city and town, so often seen with our eyes and so rarely felt with our hearts. It is all too frequently written off as a sad part of life, yet an unchangeable facet …

Sonali Kolhatkar (2021-08-03). Fed Up With Democrats, Thousands March to Demand Medicare for All. zcomm.org Neither the ACA nor the American Rescue Plan's health care provisions ensure that all Americans have good-quality free health care…

news.un (2021-08-03). 700-plus healthcare workers and patients killed in attacks on facilities: WHO. news.un.org More than 700 healthcare workers and patients have died, and more than 2,000 have been injured in attacks on health facilities since December 2017, according to a three year analysis by the World Health Organization (WHO) released on Tuesday.

Juan Cole (2021-08-03). Living in the Dark: Palestinians in Gaza, besieged by Israel and deprived of Electricity, Can't even Refrigerate their Food. juancole.com Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) — The International Committee of the Red Cross has released a detailed study of life for Palestinians in the Gaza Strip that is just as depressing as you would imagine. The electricity situation there has been touch and go for years, in large part because of the illegal Israeli civilian blockade …

Jack Dresser (2021-08-03). Political Incongruities in the Olympic Games. Apartheid South Africa, Fragmented Palestine. globalresearch.ca

Angela (2021-08-03). Friday 8/6: Education Webinar: Determined To Stay: Palestinian Youth Fight for Their Village. indybay.org Facebook…

Staff (2021-08-03). The growing uprising against administrative detention: 17 Palestinian detainees on hunger strike. samidoun.net Palestinian prisoners have launched a growing uprising inside Israeli prisons, with the number of hunger strikers now reaching 17. Sixteen of the hunger strikers are protesting their administrative detention, Israeli imprisonment without charge or trial that can be indefinitely renewed. Palestinians routinely are jailed for years at a time without ever being accused of any action under administrative detention orders, and since the beginning of 2021, 40 Palestinian prisoners have launched hunger strikes, most in rejection of administrative detention. There are currently approximately 540 Palestinians jailed witho…

_____ (2021-08-03). 'We Are the Owners': Palestinians Refuse to Concede Land Rights to Israelis in Sheikh Jarrah. commondreams.org Turner and her legions of supporters want nothing less than to transform the Democratic Party into what we desperately need in America: a party that addresses the needs of both people and planet.

Max Blumenthal (2021-08-03). Cuba's cultural counter-revolution: U.S. gov't-backed rappers, artists gain fame as 'catalyst for current unrest'. mronline.org Painting itself as a grassroots collective of artists fighting for freedom of expression, the San Isidro Movement has become a key weapon in the U.S. government's assault on the Cuban revolution.

Kathryn Guerrera (2021-08-03). Engineered rebellion: Eyewitness report on the anti-government protests in Cuba. peoplesworld.org The following eyewitness account of the recent anti-government protests in Cuba comes from Kathryn Guerrera, a writer with the Canadian progressive publication, People's Voice. As someone with family members that live in Cuba, who was in Cuba during the anti-government protests that occurred on July 11, I found myself in a unique and disturbing position …

Samuel Farber (2021-08-03). Why Cubans Protested on July 11. zcomm.org Is this the beginning of the end of fear in Cuba?>

Carla Stea (2021-08-03). El presidente López Obrador reivindica la independencia de México. Se opone a la injerencia de Estados Unidos, en solidaridad con Cuba. globalizacion.ca SIMON BOLIVAR: "Estados Unidos parece destinado por la providencia a plagar de miseria a América Latina en nombre de la libertad". | En un valiente y desesperadamente necesario reconocimiento de la verdad, el canciller de México , Marcelo Ebrard , en…

Staff (2021-08-03). President Maduro: COVAX Vaccines for 6 Million Venezuelans to Arrive in Next Few Days. orinocotribune.com United Nation's COVAX system will finally send vaccines to Venezuela to immunize at least six million citizens in the coming days, President Nicolás Maduro reported this Sunday, August 1. In a broadcast on Venezolana de Televisión (VTV), the head of state indicated that the COVAX system confirmed that the planes carrying the vaccines would soon arrive in the country. | Maduro also pointed out that planes from Cuba with Abdala doses would also arrive in the coming days. He assured that the months of August and September will be key for the advancement mass immunization process. He pointed out that the objective is…

Graziella Pogolotti (2021-08-03). Cuba — El reino de este mundo. globalizacion.ca Tienen que ocurrir terremotos o magnicidios para que el nombre de Haití emerja del oscuro manto de silencio que lo envuelve. Es probable que, una vez concluidos los funerales de Estado que corresponden a la jerarquía del Presidente asesinado, el…

Elson Concepción Pérez (2021-08-03). øIntervenciones humanitarias?, Allá quien lo crea. globalizacion.ca Resulta cínico y totalmente delirante que, solo conociendo los ejemplos de las dos últimas décadas, alguien dentro de la administración estadounidense o ebrio del odio o de sus dólares, se atreva a sugerir una ´intervención humanitaria ª contra Cuba. | Hay ejemplos…

Ian Ellis-Jones (2021-08-03). Friendly nations provide much-needed aid to Cuba. greenleft.org.au Despite the economic blockade, emergency food relief is reaching Cuba, thanks to international solidarity, reports Ian Ellis-Jones.

Andrew Korybko (2021-08-03). Is Russia Recalibrating Its De Facto Alliance with Israel in Syria? globalresearch.ca

Anonymous103 (2021-08-03). Uncovering Reason Preventing Daraa Al-Balad Agreement. southfront.org Illustrative Image | Written by Khaled Iskef. | ISIS armed group, holed up in the outskirts of Daraa al-Balad, refused to implement the agreement concluded between the Central Committee with the Syrian state. | The sources indicated that the deployed armed groups in Daraa Al-Balad had agreed to implement the terms of the agreement, which stipulated to temporarily stop the Syrian army operations in the region, and return to negotiation in exchange for the release of two wanted men, one of them is called Hafu and anot…

Anonymous007 (2021-08-03). Military Situation In Syria On August 3, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | — On August 3, Russia reported that Idlib militants violated the ceasefire regime in Greater Idlib 37 times: 19 — in Idlib province, 11 — in Latakia province, 4 — in Hama province, 3 — in Aleppo province | — On August 2, the rebels central committee in Daraa rejected the demands of the SAA to hand over weapons and enter military checkpoints to Daraa al-Balad | — On August 3, clashes between former rebels and the SAA were reported in…

Editor2 (2021-08-03). The Hidden Victories in Daniel Hale's Sentence. orinocotribune.com By John Kiriakou — Jul 30, 2021 | I had the honor this week of showing my support for drone whistleblower Daniel Hale by attending his sentencing at the federal courthouse in Alexandria, Virginia, the so-called "espionage court." I've known Daniel for a few years, and I consider him a friend. I also believe that he's a bona fide American hero. | Daniel was arrested in 2013 after telling Jeremy Scahill of The Intercept that, as a drone operator, he had participated in the murder of an unknown number of civilians who were later reported to be legitimate attacks on "enemy combatants." He provided Scahill with s…

WSWS (2021-08-03). Forty years since the PATCO strike: Part one. wsws.org With PATCO, history exposed as unviable and bankrupt a labor movement that based itself on anti-communism, defense of the profit system and nationalism.

Marlee Kokotovic (2021-08-03). Hundreds of activists arrested in DC during "Moral Monday" nationofchange.org "I am not afraid, I will fight for liberation cause I know why I was made. I am not afraid."

WSWS (2021-08-03). Student representatives at Humboldt University in Germany support disciplinary complaint against president, demand action against Professor Baberowski. wsws.org Students do not accept that right-wing extremist professors, with the active support of the university administration, can once again falsify history and promote fascistic politics at German universities.

Agnoli A, Xing G, Tancredi DJ, et al. (2021-08-03). Association of Dose Tapering With Overdose or Mental Health Crisis Among Patients Prescribed Opioids. jamanetwork.com This study examines whether there are associations between opioid dose tapering and subsequent rates of overdose and mental health crisis among patients prescribed stable, long-term, high-dose opioids.

Rick Rozoff (2021-08-03). Greece warns United Nations it could be next victim of Turkish military aggression. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com The link provides the full text of the letter. Response from Athens to Turkish expansionismLetter sent to UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres refutes Ankara's claims regarding the Aegean islands and its calls for their demilitarization The letter also raises Ankara's declaration of threat of war (casus belli) in 1995 in case Greece "extends its territorial sea …

Pavan Kulkarni (2021-08-03). First National Congress of Socialist Movement of Ghana charts a new course for the region. peoplesdispatch.org The First National Congress of the Socialist Movement of Ghana (SMG) — previously the Socialist Forum of Ghana (SFG) — was held from July 30 to August 1 in Winneba…

Rick Rozoff (2021-08-03). Ukraine: U.S., NATO to hold 15-nation military exercise next month. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Rapid Trident — 2021 to start in Ukraine in September15 NATO countries will participate in them According to Head of the planning group of the Rapid Trident — 2021, Colonel Vitaliy Nehodenko, the first drills of the multinational battalion will take place with battle shooting. Besides, joined jumps of Ukrainian and American paratroopers from the …

Kuehn BM. (2021-08-03). First Treatment for Plasminogen Deficiency Is Approved. jamanetwork.com Purified plasminogen that's derived from human plasma has become the first FDA-approved treatment for plasminogen deficiency type 1. Plasminogen, human-tvmh, marketed as Ryplazim, is administered intravenously every 2 to 4 days.

Slomski A. (2021-08-03). Is Dapagliflozin Cost-effective for Treating Heart Failure? jamanetwork.com Dapagliflozin offers intermediate value for patients who have heart failure with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF), regardless of diabetes or health-impairment status, according to a recent economic analysis. "[G]iven evidence of clinical benefit and economic value, focus should be on increasing therapy rates among patients who have HFrEF with and without diabetes," the authors wrote in JAMA Cardiology.

WSWS (2021-08-03). Alberta government declares COVID-19 pandemic over. wsws.org As of August 16, people who contract COVID-19 will not be required to self-isolate, meaning they will be "free" to transmit the virus.

Staff (2021-08-03). European Union Sanctions Nicaraguan Vice President Rosario Murillo. orinocotribune.com On Monday, August 2, the Council of the European Union (EU) announced the imposition of sanctions on the Vice President and First Lady of Nicaragua, Rosario Murillo, and seven other individuals for alleged involvement in human rights violations. | "The Council has imposed restrictive measures on eight individuals, including Vice President Rosario Murillo, for being responsible for serious human rights violations or actions undermining democracy and the rule of law in Nicaragua," read the official statement of the EU Council. | According to the European Union, the restrictive measures are designed so as not to har…

Tom Engelhardt (2021-08-03). Tomgram: Kelly Denton-Borhaug, Why Are So Many of Our Military Brothers and Sisters Taking Their Own Lives? warisacrime.org This article originally appeared at TomDispatch.com. To receive TomDispatch in your inbox three times a week, click here. In what seems like another life, I used to interview American veterans of the Vietnam War. Over the course of a decade, I spoke with hundreds of them, mostly about one topic: war crimes. Some were unrepentant. An …

Andrew Mitrovica (2021-08-03). George W. Bush Should Shut Up and Go Away. globalresearch.ca

C.J. Hopkins (2021-08-03). The Road to Totalitarianism. dissidentvoice.org People can tell themselves that they didn't see where things have been heading for the last 17 months, but they did. They saw all the signs along the way. The signs were all written in big, bold letters, some of them in scary-looking Germanic script. They read … "THIS IS THE ROAD TO TOTALITARIANISM." I'm …

Eds. (2021-08-03). Judgment day over the killing fields in the Philippines. mronline.org Diverse international groups along with the U.S. State Department have taken notice of Rodrigo Duterte's record of killings and wanton defiance of universal norms of justice. Duterte's regime might claim to honor the right to life, liberty, and security of persons guaranteed by the UN Declaration of Human Rights and other Covenants; but its practice consistently defiles those norms. Mass media and internet platforms cannot keep up with the regime's punitive outrages.

Slomski A. (2021-08-03). Simple Intervention Motivates Expectant Fathers to Quit Smoking. jamanetwork.com Fathers-to-be who used cigarettes were nearly twice as likely to quit after receiving brief advice on the dangers of secondhand smoking along with a sample of nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) and a referral to cessation services, according to trial results in JAMA Internal Medicine. The multisite study took place in Hong Kong, where nearly 30% of men with newborns smoke.

Global Voices (2021-08-03). Climate Emergency hits Mideast as Massive Wildfires In Turkey destroy livelihoods. juancole.com By Doga Celik and Arzu Geybullayeva | — ( GlobalVoices.org) — Since July 28, a total of 125 forest fires have raged through 21 provinces of Turkey with 8 still raging as of August 2. The first fire was reported on July 28. So far, the death toll has reached 8 people, including two firefighters. …

WSWS (2021-08-03). Dr. Deepti Gurdasani speaks on the Delta variant and against the policy of "living with the virus" wsws.org In an interview with the WSWS, this leading epidemiologist deals with "breakthrough" infections and the dangers to children from reopening the schools without systematic efforts to mitigate the spread of coronavirus.

Moderator (2021-08-03). Ralph Nader: Our Leaders Are Doing Nothing to Quash Corporate Crime. scheerpost.com Russ Allison Loar / CC BY-NC-ND 2.0] By Ralph Nader As the size and severity of the corporate crime wave surges, Congress is asleep at the switch. The mostly captive Capitol Hill Gang has sat on an antiquated federal criminal code, starved the budget of regulatory health, safety, and consumer/labor protection agencies, and let corporate crooks routinely get away with their crimes. |

Binoy Kampmark (2021-08-03). Global Britain Slashes International Aid. counterpunch.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

Finian Cunningham (2021-08-03). U.S. Politicizing Covid Pandemic to Incriminate China Is Self-Defeating. dissidentvoice.org The United States is losing the ability for rational political debate and respect for science. Politicians, media and public discourse have been infected by lies, conspiracies, racial stereotyping of nations like China, and rampant hostility. The World Health Organization seems to have succumbed to U.S. pressure to falsely incriminate China over the Covid-19 global pandemic. …

Amanda Winstead (2021-08-03). What is wokewashing, and why should a business avoid it? nationofchange.org Be authentic in all your dealings, and demonstrate sustainable, meaningful commitment to improvement.

Canadian Tire Fire (2021-08-03). Canadian Tire Fire #8: Status For All Day of Action, Land Defense Updates, New Cop Technology and a Wildcat Strike. itsgoingdown.org This week brought a number of updates from the struggle against the Trans Mountain Expansion pipeline project on the west coast. It also saw the arrest count at Fairy Creek hit 500, as forest defenders fought to maintain multiple camps and re-gain frontline territory lost to the RCMP. Both struggles have experienced repression from a…

Fight Back (2021-08-03). U.S. faces defeat in Afghanistan. fightbacknews.org Biden has been portraying the drawdown of U.S. troops as a sign of victory in Afghanistan, but the truth is that resistance forces are winning. In describing the motivations behind the drawdown, Biden stated, "We went to war with clear goals. We achieved those objectives. Bin Laden is dead, and al-Qaeda is degraded in Iraq – and in Afghanistan." However, the story on the ground is different. The puppet government set up by the United States has very little popular support and the U.S.-backed military forces have no will to fight. | Although the war in Afghanistan was originally portrayed as a response to the Sept…

Kuehn BM. (2021-08-03). Collecting Patient-Reported Outcomes in Cancer Clinical Trials. jamanetwork.com To help patients with cancer learn more about how treatment may affect their quality of life, the FDA has issued draft guidance on collecting information about patient-reported outcomes in cancer clinical trials.

Barry MJ, Davidson K, Mangione CM. (2021-08-03). US Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation on Lung Cancer Screening—Reply. jamanetwork.com In Reply The USPSTF found net benefit for screening for lung cancer in adults with a smoking history. In the process of updating its recommendation statement, the USPSTF also systematically reviewed the evidence on the benefits of surgical resection and stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) for treatment of early-stage lung cancer.

Dana Sanchez (2021-08-03). NY AG Letitia James Drops Hammer On Democrat Playboy Cuomo: He Violated State Laws Sexually Harassing Women. moguldom.com New York State Attorney General Letitia James announced Tuesday in a bombshell report that New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo violated federal and state law by sexually harassing at least 11 women and then retaliated against a former employee who complained publicly about his behavior. The two U.S. senators from New York, Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand, are calling on …

Editor2 (2021-08-03). Prashad to Harvey: "You Live on the Other Side of Imperialism" orinocotribune.com The following video contains three short speeches by Viyay Prashad, a Marxist historian and director of the Taken together, these form a devastating critique of world renowned Marxist David Harvey's insistence that the concept and theory of imperialism is not relevant to understand today's world. | While the world is divided between a small handful of rich nations and a large majority of poor ones, Professor Harvey, who lives and worked in the United States, finds it "too easy" to describe the c…

WSWS (2021-08-03). Engineers cite possible design flaws as investigation stalls into fatal Florida condo collapse. wsws.org Half a dozen structural engineers consulted by the Miami Herald have pointed to the failure of a concrete slab supporting the condo's pool as a likely trigger in the collapse.

Al Neal (2021-08-03). U.S. Women's National Team appeals 'flawed' equal pay court ruling. peoplesworld.org It's been said trouble will always find you and will come at you from any direction. Be it good trouble or bad. What matters most is how hard you fight back. And if you get knocked down, that you get right back up. The U.S. women's national team has seen a slew of championship wins …

_____ (2021-08-03). How The Meat Industry Is Climate-Washing Its Polluting Business Model. popularresistance.org In February last year, the head of a leading global meat industry body gave a "pep talk" to his colleagues at an Australian agriculture conference. | "It's a recurring theme that somehow the livestock sector and eating meat is detrimental to the environment, that it is a serious negative in terms of the climate change discussions," Hsin Huang, Secretary General of the International Meat Secretariat (IMS), told his audience. But the sector, he insisted, could be the "heroes in this discussion" if it wanted to. | "We cannot continue business as we have done in the past," he went on. "If we are not proactive in help…

Rick Rozoff (2021-08-03). U.S., allies should define Ukraine's role in the world with NATO, EU membership: FM. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Kuleba urges to define clear roadmap for Ukraine's accession to NATO, EU "What should the United States and its allies change in their policies to bring them into line with the new realities? In the case of Ukraine, we are talking, first of all, about the institutionalization of the place of our state in the …

Kuehn BM. (2021-08-03). FDA Approves Skin Graft Alternative for Thermal Burns. jamanetwork.com The FDA has approved a bioengineered human skin graft called StrataGraft for treating deep partial-thickness burns.

Brett Wilkins (2021-08-03). Report outlines 'crucial' need for Biden administration to aid climate refugees. nationofchange.org "Ready solutions are available to address root causes and displacement that are centered in human rights and humanitarian protection."

Dr. Rudolf Hà§nsel (2021-08-03). The Vaccinated vs. The Unvaccinated: Peaceful Citizens Are Being Set Against One Another. globalresearch.ca

Cox L. (2021-08-03). A Sea Glass Mind—Reflection on a Grandfather's Dementia. jamanetwork.com We yelled at Yéye from the shore: Huí lai, the sea's gonna sweep you in—…

_____ (2021-08-03). Collapsing Federal Corporate Crime Enforcement. popularresistance.org Despite constant exposés in the mainstream media — still only reporting the tip of the iceberg — neither members of Congress nor presidents from the Republican and Democratic parties have raised the banner of tough "law and order" to counter rampaging corporate crime. Proposals to bring the laws up to date in their penalties and coverage to deter corporate lawbreaking are never a priority for Congress. When was the last time you heard a politician demand "corporate reform"?

WSWS (2021-08-03). US cables point to intense Washington involvement in the lead up to the 1975 Canberra Coup. wsws.org The documents show that Bob Hawke and other Labor and union leaders conspired actively with the US embassy prior to the extra-parliamentary ousting of the Whitlam Labor government.

_____ (2021-08-03). The Eradication Of Extreme Poverty In China. popularresistance.org On 25 February 2021, the Chinese government announced that extreme poverty had been abolished in China, a country of 1.4 billion people. This historic victory is a culmination of a seven-decade-long process that began with the Chinese Revolution of 1949. The early decades of socialist construction laid the foundation that was deepened during the reform and opening-up period. During this time, 850 million Chinese people were lifted and lifted themselves out of poverty; that is to say, 70 percent of the world's total poverty reduction took place in China. In the most recent 'targeted' phase that began in 2013, the…

Patrick Cockburn (2021-08-03). The Fall of Tunisia, Last of the Arab Spring Nations. counterpunch.org "Do you remember the tomorrow that never came?" asked a sad piece of street graffiti in Cairo, referring to the fate of the Arab Spring that once promised to overthrow the brutal autocracies that rule the Middle East. That tomorrow moved even further into the future this week when a coup displaced the last surviving

Sameena Rahman (2021-08-03). People held in ICE detention 50 times more likely to test positive for COVID. liberationnews.org COVID-19 infections among people held in U.S. immigrant detention facilities are skyrocketing. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) reported higher-than-ever rates of COVID-19 infections among those held in their custody, reaching more than 50 times the positivity rate of the general U.S. population. Even during the pandemic, ICE has continued to detain people with no regard …

Ann Brown (2021-08-03). Watch: Popular Socialist Tim Black Goes Off On Left Over Lack Of Support For Reparations. moguldom.com It's time for Black Americans to stand up for reparations or "get out the way," popular socialist podcast host Tim Black said in a recent video. The host of Tim Black TV, Black went off on non-supporters, tweeting, "Black people are demanding Reparations, suddenly everyone's an Economist. Kill the noise. This is not Rocket Science. Get …

Shearer RD, Ford BR, Howell BA. (2021-08-03). X-Waiver Exemption in the Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder. jamanetwork.com To the Editor We agree with the recent Viewpoint suggesting that exemption to the X-waiver, while an important step to increase access to buprenorphine, likely will not sufficiently address barriers to access of medications for opioid use disorder (MOUD). The Viewpoint authors acknowledged both disparities in access to MOUD and in overdose deaths, especially among rural communities and Black individuals. However, it is unclear if increased physician education and reduced regulatory barriers for physicians prescribing MOUD will address these discrepancies. Moreover, we are concerned that policy changes that increa…

Thom Hartmann (2021-08-03). Civilization-Ending Climate Change Is Knocking On Our Door. counterpunch.org We are standing in an extinction event. Many of us started noticing it when the insects began to vanish in large numbers right after the turn of the century. I'll never forget the day the trucker called into my radio show. It was probably around 14 years ago, and he identified himself as a long-haul trucker who regularly ran a coast-to-coast route from the southeast to the Pacific Northwest dozens of times a year.

_____ (2021-08-03). Lawyer's Groups Support Hawaii's Case For Ending US Occupation. popularresistance.org The Water Protector Legal Collective (WPLC), alongside the International Association of Democratic Lawyers (IADL) and National Lawyers Guild (NLG), filed an amicus curiae ("friend of the court") brief today in support of the Hawaiian Kingdom's complaint against the United States government, President Joe Biden, and other defendants, due to the unlawful occupation of Hawai'i by the United States since January 17, 1893. The complaint and the amicus brief request Declaratory and Injunctive Relief, namely for the US to end the occupation of the Hawaiian Kingdom.

Paul Antonopoulos (2021-08-03). Growing Chinese Influence Could be Why Haitian President Was Assassinated. globalresearch.ca

Editor2 (2021-08-03). How did Nicaragua Reduce Hunger and Malnutrition? (Video). orinocotribune.com Despite crippling, unilateral sanctions and globally rising food prices, hunger levels in Nicaragua have been falling. How has this been achieved? | Despite crippling, unilateral sanctions and globally rising food prices, hunger levels in Nicaragua have been falling. The Sandinista government has been able to ensure people's food needs are met through its focus on building food sovereignty and security.

WSWS (2021-08-03). Cannon Busters on Netflix: Two robots and an immortal embark on a road trip. wsws.org Cannon Busters, created by Satelight and Yumeta Company, is an anime adaptation of LeSean Thomas' fantasy-action-comedy comic book series.

Isheka N. Harrison (2021-08-03). Black Community Group Puts Up Highest Bid To Purchase LA Mall But Is Rejected. moguldom.com A Black community group in South Los Angeles was rejected from purchasing a historical downtown LA mall despite offering the highest bid, according to recent reports. Downtown Crenshaw Rising (DCR) offered $115 million to purchase the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza, affectionately known as the Crenshaw Mall, in 2020. However, the mall's current owners, brokerage firm DWS …

Shawgi Tell (2021-08-03). Charter School Promoters Loathe Public Authority and Intensify Lawlessness, Threats, and Bully Tactics. dissidentvoice.org In recent years, and especially in the past 2-3 years, more public school boards across the country have taken resolute action to reject more charter school applications and not renew the contracts of existing privately-operated charter schools. These democratic decisions are usually taken for valid reasons such as: the charter school application is poorly-written the …

Bob Lord (2021-08-03). Taxing Lifetime Gains Serves Different Fairness Goal Than Estate Tax. counterpunch.org Most people want to be fair. They believe in fairness. This reality creates challenges for our politicos and policy wonks who've chosen to defend the existing blatant unfairness that benefits the most privileged among us. Their strategic response to this challenge? They position themselves as fearless champions of fairness! We're now witnessing this phenomenon once

Carla Stea (2021-08-03). "Immovable Object: North Korea's 70 Years at War with American Power." globalresearch.ca This new …

Kadakia KT, Howell MD, DeSalvo KB. (2021-08-03). Modernizing Public Health Data Systems. jamanetwork.com This Viewpoint describes 5 lessons learned from implementation of the HITECH Act that apply to the modernization of public health data for the COVID-19 era and beyond.

Jesus Rodriguez-Espinoza (2021-08-03). Electricity Blackout Reported in Several Caracas Neighborhoods on Monday. orinocotribune.com Caracas, August 2, 2021 (special for OrinocoTribune.com)—This Monday around 5: 30 p.m. an electricity blackout was reported in several neighborhoods of Caracas. The failure lasted approximately 45 minutes, with service being restored around 6: 15 p.m. | On social media platforms Venezuelans reported the incident using the hashtag #SinLuz. Users indicated that the service was interrupted in Santa Paula, El Cafetal, Colinas de Bello Monte, La Castellana, Santa Fe, Montalban, Santa Rosa de Lima, Cumbres de Curumo, Las Mercedes, El Paraiso, La Tahona, La Florida, La Candelaria, San Román, and Caricuao, among othe…

George Wuerthner (2021-08-03). The Need for Wild Bison Restoration. counterpunch.org Bison were critical ecosystem influences on grasslands of North America, particularly in the Great Plains "bison belt." They provided prey or carrion for wolves, grizzlies, other smaller predators and scavengers, and food for humans. In addition, bison grazing patterns influenced vegetation growth and distribution and created mutualistic relationships with wildlife such as prairie dogs. Due

Mark Gruenberg (2021-08-03). NLRB officer: Amazon law-breaking should lead to Bessemer vote rerun. peoplesworld.org BESSEMER, Ala.—Amazon's labor law-breaking during the widely watched unionization vote at its giant Bessemer, Ala., warehouse earlier this year should lead to a rerun of the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union's election try there, a National Labor Relations Board hearing officer ruled. Details of her decision have not been released, but RWDSU President Stuart …

Kevin Mwanza (2021-08-03). Fact Check: Black Americans Are More Likely To Be Vegan Than Other Groups. moguldom.com African American adults are more likely to identify as vegan than any other group in the U.S. A 2016 Pew Research Center survey showed that 8 percent of Black American adults were strict vegans or vegetarians, compared to 3 percent of the general population. The trend toward ditching meat affects everyone including top athletes and music …

Barry Murdaco (2021-08-03). Repressing radical protest, tolerating reactionary violence: The U.S. double standard in historical context. mronline.org The following essay examines the different reactions to radical and reactionary protest, and situates them in a broader historical context. In doing so, we find that the capitalist state will tolerate reactionary violence to a large extent since it represents no threat to capitalist property relations. In contrast, when faced with radical (and particularly socialist) movements capitalist states engage in much more severe repression.

WSWS (2021-08-03). On Roma Holocaust Memorial Day deportations of Roma from Germany continue. wsws.org The same politicians who claim to oppose anti-Roma prejudice have deported nearly 2,800 people to the Western Balkan states in the last year.

Editor (2021-08-03). Fascism come in all shapes and sizes but the 'family resemblances' can no longer be denied. mronline.org Umberto Eco's inventory of proto-fascist characteristics comprised 14 elements. It will not be difficult for us to recognise the variant of many of these in Narendra Modi's New India.

Rick Rozoff (2021-08-03). NATO deploys Polish F-16s to Iceland, Turkish F-16s to Poland. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com From the Polish Press Agency (PAP) via Radio Poland. Global expeditionary NATO: anything but territorial defense. ==== Turkish F-16s deployed to Poland for NATO operations near Russian border NATO provides Turkey training for shooting down more Russian aircraft ==== Poland joins NATO's air-policing mission in Iceland Pawe≈Ç Soloch, head of the presidential National Security Bureau …

Omar Karmi (2021-08-03). Why did Scientific American censor Gaza solidarity call? electronicintifada.net Magazine gives unconvincing excuse for removing opinion piece.

Dr. Rudolf Hà§nsel (2021-08-03). Die Lage ist ernst — weil wir es geschehen lassen. Friedliche Bàºrger werden gegeneinander in Stellung gebracht. globalresearch.ca

Mark Gruenberg (2021-08-03). Poor People's Campaign ramps up pressure for political reform. peoplesworld.org

_____ (2021-08-03). The People's State Of The Nation At The End Of Duterte's Presidency. popularresistance.org On July 26, President Rodrigo Duterte delivered his sixth and final State of the Nation Address (SONA) before the 2022 general election. The SONA is an annual government tradition and constitutional obligation, modeled after the American State of the Union address. It is a theatrical stage for the President of the Philippines to boast about the previous year's so-called achievements, and preview next year's legislative plans and executive orders, not unlike the American president's annual State of the Union address. | Outside of Malacañang Palace, the seat of the Philippine president's power in Manila, opposition…

Jim Miles (2021-08-03). Lawrence in Arabia: War, Deceit, Imperial Folly and the Making of the Modern Middle East. globalresearch.ca

M. K. Bhadrakumar (2021-08-03). The Future Trajectory of Iran. JCPOA: A Bridge Too Far? globalresearch.ca

WSWS (2021-08-03). Food delivery workers in New York City struggle against super-exploitation. wsws.org Known as "deliveristas," these workers are classified as independent contractors working under difficult conditions for minimal, irregular pay without any benefits.

Weimer MB, Wakeman SE, Saitz R. (2021-08-03). X-Waiver Exemption in the Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder—Reply. jamanetwork.com In Reply As we pointed out in our Viewpoint, racial disparities in access to MOUD are alarming and place Black, Hispanic/Latinx, Indigenous, Asian, Pacific Islander, and other racially oppressed and disenfranchised individuals at increased risk of opioid overdose and poor treatment outcomes. We agree with Mr Shearer and colleagues that addressing racism in the field of addiction treatment is critical to ensure equitable access to care. We believe that implementing structural changes such as the ones we proposed, including expanding all treatment options for OUD, acknowledging individuals' social vulnerabilities w…

Saed Teymuri (2021-08-03). History: The Truth About the Soviet Gulag, Surprisingly Revealed by the CIA. globalresearch.ca "Humanitarian" …

Rosalío Muñoz, Janice Rothstein (2021-08-03). California, national right wingers push Newsom recall drive. peoplesworld.org Republicans in California, with substantial in-state and out-of-state money, have succeeded in getting a special election scheduled for Sept. 14, in which they're attempting to recall Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom. The recall is spearheaded and led by a cabal of the most reactionary sectors of the ruling class-supporting fascist Trump elements in the Republican Party. …

Mickey Z. (2021-08-03). Reminder: The U.S. Gov't Lies, Manipulates, and Kills Without Remorse. dissidentvoice.org On July 25, 1990, Saddam Hussein entertained a guest at the Presidential Palace in Baghdad: U.S. Ambassador to Iraq, April Glaspie. She told the Iraqi president: "I have direct instructions from President (George H.W.) Bush to improve our relations with Iraq. We have considerable sympathy for your quest for higher oil prices, the immediate cause …

Dean Baker (2021-08-03). The Saving Rate is Still High: Evidence on the Post-Pandemic Economy. counterpunch.org 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,

WSWS (2021-08-03). Chinese paleontologists discover fossilized remains of largest land mammal to ever inhabit the Earth. wsws.org The giant Paraceratherium's skull alone was roughly the size of a human torso while the animal's shoulders would have reached five meters above the ground.

Ed Rampell (2021-08-03). Wilder's classic Our Town gets 21st century treatment—Race, class, and all. peoplesworld.org In The Last, Best Small Town, playwright John Guerra has adapted Thornton Wilder's 1938 Pulitzer Prize-winning drama Our Town, resetting the turn-of-the-last-century Grover's Corner, New Hampshire at turn-of-the-21st-century Fillmore, California, which is located a bit north of Six Flags Magic Mountain, in Ventura County. In doing so, Guerra has injected contemporary ethnic, as well as …

David Swanson (2021-08-03). Talk World Radio: Robert Gray on Peace in the Streets. warisacrime.org Talk World Radio is recorded as audio and video on Riverside.fm. Here is this week's video and all the videos on Youtube. This week on Talk World Radio: Peace in the Streets. Our guest Robert Gray is Co-Founder of Uhuru, an organization based where I am, in Charlottesville, Virginia. Gray is a visionary, businessman, brand …

Philip Giraldi (2021-08-03). The War on Free Speech Continues. globalresearch.ca

Seth Borenstein (2021-08-03). New theory: Earth's longer days kick-started oxygen development. peoplesworld.org Scientists have a new idea for how Earth got its oxygen: It's because the planet slowed down and days got longer. A study published Monday proposes and puts to the test the theory that longer, continuous daylight kick-started weird bacteria into producing lots of oxygen, making most of life as we know it possible. They …

Editor (2021-08-03). These 3 deceptively simple questions can shatter the mythology that sanctifies U.S. imperialism. mronline.org The 20th century muckraking journalist Upton Sinclair once opined that "It is difficult to get a man to understand something, when his salary depends on his not understanding it."

_____ (2021-08-03). Peru's Socialist President, Pedro Castillo, In His Own Words. popularresistance.org Peru's presidential campaign between leftist Pedro Castillo and right-wing Keiko Fujimori has been an epic struggle. When it was clear that Castillo would win with a razor-thin margin, Fujimori — like Donald Trump — cried fraud and is now trying to carry out an electoral coup. While international observers, and even the US State Department, agree that the elections were free and fair, Fujimori's legal maneuvers have managed to delay the official declaration of the winner, sow even more division among the public, and embolden the far right.

Peoples Dispatch (2021-08-03). Thousands protest against Thailand government's mishandling of the pandemic. peoplesdispatch.org The protests against the handling of the COVID-19 pandemic also marked a year of agitations against the government of Prayuth Chan-o-cha and the law against insulting the monarchy…

Smith VA, Coffman CJ, Hudgens MG. (2021-08-03). Interpreting the Results of Intention-to-Treat, Per-Protocol, and As-Treated Analysis. jamanetwork.com This JAMA Guide to Statistics and Methods describes how intention-to-treat, per-protocol, and as-treated approaches to analysis differ with regard to the patient population and treatment assignments and their implications for interpretation of treatment effects in clinical trials.

Climate Nexus (2021-08-03). 'This looks like the Exxon infrastructure bill': Bipartisan deal omits key climate protections. nationofchange.org "An infrastructure bill that doesn't prevent a full-blown climate catastrophe by funding a swift transition to renewable energy would kill millions of Americans."

Kathy Kelly (2021-08-03). Reckoning and Reparations: U.S. Government Owes Afghan Civilians for Past 20 Years of War and Brutal Impoverishment. globalresearch.ca

Squires BS, Levitin R, Grills IS. (2021-08-03). US Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation on Lung Cancer Screening. jamanetwork.com To the Editor The US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recently broadened its recommendation for annual screening with low-dose computed tomography (LDCT) to include patients aged 50 to 80 years with 20 pack-year smoking histories but recommended discontinuation of screening "once a person has not smoked for 15 years or develops a health problem that substantially limits life expectancy or the ability or willingness to have curative lung surgery."

Aaron Mate (2021-08-03). A Fresh Reminder of Russiagate's Failed Integrity. globalresearch.ca

Andy Kroll (2021-08-03). Moral Injury and the Forever Wars. tomdispatch.com This summer, it seemed as if we Americans couldn't wait to return to our traditional July 4th festivities. Haven't we all been looking for something to celebrate? The church chimes in my community rang out battle hymns for about a week. The utility poles in my neighborhood were covered with "Hometown Hero" banners hanging proudly, sporting the smiling faces of uniformed local veterans from our wars. Fireworks went off for days, sparklers and cherry bombs and full-scale light shows filling the night sky. But all the flag-waving, the homespun parades, the picnics and military bands, the flowery speeches and self-co…

Bill Lueders (2021-08-03). Michael Pollan Chickened Out on Opium Article. progressive.org Warned about how the U.S. government went after The Progressive, the writer altered his famed Harper's story to avoid a fuss.

Andrew Wasley (2021-08-03). As Blazes on Embargoed Amazon Land Surge, Links to Meat Industry Emerge. globalresearch.ca

Anonymous Contributor (2021-08-03). Announcing the 15th Annual 15th NYC Anarchist Bookfair 2021. itsgoingdown.org Announcing the 2021 NYC anarchist bookfair, which will be held both outside and online on October 2nd and 3rd. This year's NYC Anarchist Bookfair will be held both in-person and virtually online. Meet us OUTSIDE in person on Saturday, October 2, at a Community Garden for an awesome exhibit of anarchist cultural materials plus festivities, from films, books, and zines,…

Karen Conner (2021-08-03). Preview: What to Look for in July Jobs Report. cepr.net (The monthly Employment Situation is scheduled for release by the Bureau of Labor Statistics on Friday, August 6 at 8: 30 AM Eastern Time.) Job growth averaged 567,000 over the last three months. That is probably a good best guess for the sort of job growth we can expect in July. We are still seeing businesses reopening …

Barnhart KT, Hansen KR, Stephenson MD, et al. (2021-08-03). Effect of an Active vs Expectant Management Strategy for Patients With a Pregnancy of Unknown Location. jamanetwork.com This clinical trial compares the effect of 3 management strategies on successful resolution of pregnancy among patients with a persisting pregnancy of unknown location.

Hiroyuki Hamada (2021-08-03). We Are Many: the Oppressors are not. dissidentvoice.org I remember chatting with a man from Iraq in 2016. He was driving a taxi in Germany. I wrote about him in one of my essays: "Last month, I was chatting with an Iraqi taxi driver in Berlin. My 12 year old son and I took a cab from the Museum for Contemporary Art to our …

Kevin Gosztola (2021-08-03). Cuomo Retaliated Against Whistleblower Who Alleged Sexual Harassment, Attorney General Concludes. thedissenter.org New York Governor Andrew Cuomo (Photo: "This is a sad day for New York because independent investigators have concluded that Governor Cuomo sexually harassed multiple women and, in doing so, broke the law," declared Attorney General Letitia James. "I…

The Conversation (2021-08-03). Top Four ways extreme heat hurts the economy. juancole.com By Derek Lemoine | — Summer 2021 will likely be one of the hottest on record as dozens of cities in the West experience all-time high temperatures. The extreme heat being felt throughout many parts of the U.S. is causing hundreds of deaths, sparking wildfires and worsening drought conditions in over a dozen states. How …

Darrow JJ, Avorn J, Kesselheim AS. (2021-08-03). FDA Regulation and Approval of Medical Devices: 1976-2020. jamanetwork.com This Special Communication reviews the development of laws and standards affecting the evaluation and oversight of medical devices by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the outcomes of this regulatory system from 1976 to 2020.

_____ (2021-08-03). How Did Nicaragua Reduce Hunger And Malnutrition? popularresistance.org Despite crippling, unilateral sanctions and globally rising food prices, hunger levels in Nicaragua have been falling. The Sandinista government has been able to ensure people's food needs are met through its focus on building food sovereignty and security. How has this been achieved? | Erika Takeo from Nicaragua's Association of Rural Workers (ATC) and Rohan Rice, a writer and campaigner with the Nicaragua Solidarity Campaign explain.

Charlotte Dennett (2021-08-03). Kucinich is Back…in Cleveland. counterpunch.org Dennis Kucinich has come out with a timely new book that has people talking. You may have followed him at any point during his long and controversial political career — as the youngest mayor of Cleveland (1977—1979) as a U.S. congressman (1997 -2013) and as a presidential candidate (2004 and 2008). Now he takes us

Sustainable Pulse (2021-08-03). US EPA Buried Internal Report Linking Glyphosate to Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma. globalresearch.ca

Rick Rozoff (2021-08-03). Georgia: U.S., NATO train army for conflicts with Russia, Iran. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com For command-staff read command post. The U.S.- and NATO-trained Georgian army has already received direct combat experience in Afghanistan, Iraq and in South Ossetia during Georgia's invasion of the third and subsequent war with Russia thirteen years ago. The army isn't being trained currently for independence or armed forces day parades. The command-staff component of …

Giuli Alvarenga (2021-08-03). Immigrant Detention in Louisiana Is Just Next Chapter of State's Prison Culture. latinorebels.com Louisiana has a long history of being the world's prison capital. This one U.S. southern state once surpassed entire countries with the number of prisons they host. Yes, Louisiana has more prisons than countries like Iran, China, and Germany, to just name a few. For example, one of Louisiana's notorious prisons —Angola State Prison— was …

Latino USA (2021-08-03). How I Made It: Ada Limón (A Latino USA Podcast). latinorebels.com Ada Limón tells her story of a young woman falling in love with poetry and revisits her debut poetry collection "Lucky Wreck" 15 years later.

Brian Shilhavy (2021-08-03). 20,595 Dead 1.9 Million Injured (50% Serious) Reported in European Union's Database of Adverse Drug Reactions for COVID-19 Shots. globalresearch.ca

Slomski A. (2021-08-03). Evidence for a Colorectal Cancer Screening Benefit After Age 75 Years. jamanetwork.com Colorectal cancer (CRC) screening with lower endoscopy may be warranted for people older than 75 years and in good health, a study in JAMA Oncology suggested. The US Preventive Services Task Force currently recommends routine CRC screening until age 75 years, with individualized decision-making for those aged 76 to 85 years based on their screening history and overall health. But because clinical trials have excluded older individuals, it's unknown whether screening people beyond age 75 years is beneficial.

Slomski A. (2021-08-03). Ridesharing Services May Reduce Alcohol-Associated Car Crashes. jamanetwork.com The introduction of the ridesharing service Uber in Houston 7 years ago appears to have resulted in a significant decrease in trauma from motor vehicle crashes (MVCs) and convictions for impaired driving. Drunk driving is involved in approximately one-third of MVCs.

Larochelle M, Lagisetty PA, Bohnert AB. (2021-08-03). Opioid Tapering Practices—Time for Reconsideration? jamanetwork.com Over the past 10 years, evidence emerged that opioid analgesics, especially at high doses or when combined with sedative hypnotics, are associated with opioid-related harms, including opioid overdose death. Studies have also raised questions regarding efficacy; for instance, the SPACE trial found that opioids were not better than nonopioid medications for improving pain-related function among 240 opioid-naive patients with moderate to severe chronic back pain or hip or knee osteoarthritis pain. This evidence has guided efforts to promote opioid tapering for patients receiving long-term opioid therapy based on the…

_____ (2021-08-03). Murray's Last Words Before Prison. popularresistance.org I want to make one or two points for you to ponder while I am in jail. This is the last post until about Christmas; we are not legally able to post anything while I am imprisoned. But the Justice for Craig Murray Campaign website is now up and running and will start to have more content shortly. Fora and comments here are planned to stay open. | I hope that one possible good effect of my imprisonment might be to coalesce opposition to the imminent abolition of jury trials in sexual assault cases by the Scottish Government, a plan for which Lady Dorrian — who wears far too many hats in all this — is fr…

Jin J, Son M. (2021-08-03). Patient Information: Pain Management During Vaginal Childbirth. jamanetwork.com This JAMA Patient Page describes the types of nonpharmacologic and pharmacologic approaches available for pain management during vaginal childbirth.

Yves Engler (2021-08-03). Foreigners Select Haiti's Prime Minister. globalresearch.ca

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-03). 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…

Leon Kunstenaar (2021-08-03). Protesters Demand Newsom Keep Health Care Promise. indybay.org Signs, slogan and local politicians at Lake Merritt Amphitheater…

Stop the Money Pipeline Coalition (2021-08-03). Friday 8/13: Santa Cruz Rally: Defund Oil Pipeline Line 3 Now! indybay.org Intersection of River Street & Water Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060 | Wear a mask. Please follow all current COVID safety guidelines: covid19.ca.gov/

Tri-Valley CAREs (2021-08-03). Friday 8/6: Remembering Hiroshima & Nagasaki: Existential Threats of Nuclear War & Climate Crisis. indybay.org Virtual rally…

Billick MJ, Gold WL. (2021-08-03). Alopecia in a 36-Year-Old Man With HIV Infection. jamanetwork.com A 36-year-old man with a history of chronic HIV infection had 3 weeks of generalized weakness; examination revealed a maculopapular rash on his arms and torso and patchy hair loss on his scalp. His CD4+ cell count was 820/μL and his HIV viral load was undetectable. What is the diagnosis and what would you do next?

_____ (2021-08-03). Money, Threats, And Military Power. strategic-culture.org Top military brass demand more and more funding without any real improvements in our armed forces' fighting power. | By Douglas MACGREGOR | If Americans pause to listen to the nation's four star generals and admirals testify on the Hill or speak in public, it sounds as though the senior military leaders are asking for a fight with China, Russia, Iran, and any number of countries in Africa, the Near East, or Latin America. But that's not actually the case. | America's senior military leaders are really just asking for more money. They know that big defense budgets channel defense dollars to campaign donors, con…

Anonymous007 (2021-08-03). Military Situation In Yemen On August 3, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | The Liaison and Coordination Officers' Operations Room (loyal to Ansar Allah) reported 251 ceasefire violations in al-Hudaydah during the past 24 hours | On August 2, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted 2 airstrikes on the Jabal Murad district | On August 2, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted 2 airstrikes on the Sarwah district | On August 2, Ansar Allah shot down a Saudi coalition spy drone over the Jabaliyah area in Hudaydah province | On August 3, clashes between…

Pedro Brieger (2021-08-03). En el Perú movieron las fichas. globalizacion.ca En el tablero regional latinoamericano se vuelven a mover las piezas, ahora en el Perú. Si miramos este tablero en los últimos veinte años veremos que el "juego" está muy lejos de tener un ganador consolidado, las fichas se mueven…

Gustavo Duch Guillot (2021-08-03). øEnergías renovables o renovar la sociedad? globalizacion.ca Sucede con mucha frecuencia que ignoramos lo que tenemos y despreciamos nuestra historia, nuestros saberes, prácticas y tecnologías. Solo con salir por un momento del ritmo acelerado de la productividad y la distracción constante y mirar sin prejuicios a mundos…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-03). 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….

Stop the Money Pipeline, partners (2021-08-03). Tuesday 8/3: Deadline Glasgow: Defund Climate Chaos UN COP26! indybay.org Online event…

Mike Walter (2021-08-03). The Heat: U.S. bars investments in 59 Chinese companies. america.cgtn.com Washington bars U.S. investment in dozens of Chinese companies. Beijing says it opposes the U.S. politicizing economic and trade issues. We'll discuss what this means for China-U.S. relations.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-03). 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…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-03). 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…

_____ (2021-08-03). As US Hits Biden's 70% Vaccination Goal, World's Poor Nations Barely Over 1%. commondreams.org Activists urge lawmakers to reverse a relevant 2017 law, "cancel the leases issued by the Trump administration, and shut down this dangerous drilling program once and for all."

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-03). 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…

South Front (2021-08-03). Video: Afghanistan. The Taliban Push into Kandahar, Herat and Lashar Gah. globalresearch.ca

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-03). 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…

Ross Barkan (2021-08-03). Andrew Cuomo Is the New Crown Prince of Denial. thenation.com Andrew Cuomo Is the New Crown Prince of Denial…

_____ (2021-08-03). 'Stunning': Democrats Considering Major Cuts to Future Pandemic Preparedness. commondreams.org While the scales might be heavily "weighted in favor of disaster," there are reasons for a certain hopefulness.

Hans Baer (2021-08-03). The pandemic, Tokyo Olympics, airplanes and climate change. greenleft.org.au The Tokyo Olympics, which may become another COVID-19 super spreader, reveals the clout that corporate capitalism has over governments and politicians, argues Hans Baer.

Rick Rozoff (2021-08-03). Germany confirms Meteor missile ready for Eurofighters. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com German air force declares Meteor missile ready for Eurofighter fleet The German air force recently completed flight tests for its newest air-to-air missile, the Meteor, and have deemed the weapon ready for use aboard the nation's Eurofighter Typhoon fleet. **** It was developed under a joint program with NATO member nations Germany, France, Spain, Italy …

Emilio Godoy (2021-08-03). China se pelea con los estándares socioambientales en América Latina. globalizacion.ca En el sudeste de México, el Parque Fotovoltaico Yucatán Solar, de la empresa china Jinko Solar, está detenido desde 2020 por falta de una apropiada consulta indígena, después que pobladores afectados interpusieron un amparo contra el proyecto. En febrero de…

South Bay Indigenous Solidarity (2021-08-03). 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

Jo Littler (2021-08-03). Meritocracy: Origins, Myth, Reality and Alternatives… zcomm.org We simply can't afford the rich if we want to flourish and the environment not to be devastated…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-03). 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 (2021-08-03). Military Situation In Afghanistan On August 3, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On August 3, clashes between the Afghan Army and Taliban continued inside the city of Lashkar Gah | On August 3, clashes between the Afghan Army and Taliban continued to the west and south of Herat city | On August 2, Taliban attacked Afghan Army positions near the city of Sheberghan in Jowzjan province | 375 Taliban militants were killed and 143 others were wounded as a result of Afghan Army operations in Nuristan, Logar, Kandahar, Uruzgan, Herat, Jowzjan, Balkh,…

Toward increasing Networking (2021-08-03). Online events w) Bill McKibben, Matt Taibbi, Raj Patel, Helen Macdonald, Jeremy Lent, etc. indybay.org Here are some 20 online events taking place over the next week (and starting at 4 pm today, August 3rd), featuring people such as Annette Gordon-Reed, Bill McKibben, Matt Taibbi, Raj Patel, Helen Macdonald, and Jeremy Lent, and many others. | These events are hosted from various locations all across the country, as well from Canada, and the UK (however, the listed times are all for our "Pacific time zone"). Of course, feel free to share this info with others who might be interested in it.

Revolution Books (2021-08-03). Saturday 8/7: This is a Rare Time When Revolution Becomes Possible. indybay.org Revolution Books, 2444 Durant Ave. Berkeley CA 94704…

_____ (2021-08-03). Counter-Revolution Strikes Tunisia. strategic-culture.org The UAE, Saudi Arabia, Israel and the U.S. just don't want democracy in the Arab world, writes As'ad AbuKhalil. | By As'ad ABUKHALIL | The monarchical-sounding declaration by KaàØs SaàØed eight days ago was stunning: the president who was freely elected in 2019 (for only the second time in Tunisian history) was basically proclaiming a coup d'etat by dismissing the prime minister and suspending parliament. | SaàØed was elected nine years after the overthrow of President Zine Ben Ali, who in 1987 as the security chief launched a coup against Habib Bourguiba, the founding president of Tunisia. T…

news.un (2021-08-03). Iraq: Put torture prevention laws into practice, urges UN human rights chief. news.un.org Although laws in Iraq criminalize torture and set out procedural safeguards to prevent it, a new report released on Tuesday by the UN Human Rights Office (OHCHR) and UN Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI), makes clear that the practice continues in jails throughout the country.

Staff (2021-08-03). "I Alone Can Fix It": Book Details Trump's Last Year & the Military's Fear He Would Stage a Coup. democracynow.org A new book by two Pulitzer Prize-winning Washington Post reporters provides fresh details on former President Trump's response to the pandemic, his campaign to overturn the 2020 election results, and the events surrounding the January 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol. The book, "I Alone Can Fix It: Donald J. Trump's Catastrophic Final Year," details how the country's top general, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Mark Milley, feared Trump would wage a coup after losing the November election, among other revelations. We speak with co-authors Philip Rucker and Carol Leonnig, who say their reporting unearthed "a lot…

_____ (2021-08-03). 'He Should Be Impeached': State Probe Finds Cuomo Sexually Harassed Multiple Women. commondreams.org "The minute we pay rent for our homes, it means we have given up ownership," said one woman who could be expelled to make way for Jewish settlers.

Kevin Mwanza (2021-08-03). Shake Shack Tells Customers: No Vaccine Passport, No Burgers And Fries. moguldom.com All Shake Shack staff must be vaccinated and guests who dine indoors must provide proof of vaccination, said the founder of the popular burger chain. "It's time to make sure that this economy continues to move forward," said Danny Meyer, head of the Union Square Hospitality Group, on CNBC's Squawk Box. Meyer's Enlightened Hospitality Investment …

Global Research News (2021-08-03). Selected Articles: Dr. Robert Malone, Inventor of mRNA Technology, Signals the Worst-Case Scenario About COVID-19 Vaccines. globalresearch.ca By Dr. Malone did not just take Fauci at his words, he did somethin…

Anonymous103 (2021-08-03). US Hopes To Turn Philippines Into Military Outpost Aimed Against China. southfront.org Illustrative ImagePhilippines renews the VFA with the U.S. but wants balanced relations with China. | Written by Paul Antonopoulos, independent geopolitical analyst. | On July 29, Filipino President Rodrigo Duterte decided to cancel his plans to end the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) — an important defense treaty with the United States. He said that the legal conditions for the temporary U.S. military presence in the Philippines has existed since 1998, on which the two sides conducted joint exercises on l…

Nayvin Gordon (2021-08-03). Fauci's Future Pandemics — Vaccines without public health infrastructure. indybay.org Pandemic, vaccines and failure of Public Health…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-03). 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…

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2021-08-03). The Delta Variant is Creating Havoc Among the Vaccinated. globalresearch.ca Ironically, the …

_____ (2021-08-03). With Amazon Accused of Cheating, NLRB Official Says Workers Should Get Another Union Vote. commondreams.org "That the administration has chosen to continue this Trump-era policy, which violates our domestic and international legal obligations to refugees, is a moral failure and an abdication of leadership."

Giniw Collective (2021-08-03). Water Protectors Shot with Rubber Bullets and Tear Gas now Denied Medications in Jail. indybay.org Water Protectors at Stop Line 3 were brutally arrested by Sheriffs' deputies using excessive force, tear gas, rubber bullets and pepper bullets. Water Protectors now in Pennington County jail in northern Minnesota are being denied medications and being fed moldy food, Giniw Collective said.

WSWS repost (2021-08-03). Backups at US West Coast ports cause disruptions to trade network, speedups for workers. indybay.org The increased strain on the seaport system is intensifying efforts to restructure the industry to make US trade more competitive in the world economy, and thus place a greater burden upon longshoremen and other logistics workers.

Anonymous103 (2021-08-03). Afghanistan May Be A Bellwether For Saudi-Iranian Rivalry. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | Written by Boasting an almost 1,000-kilometer border with Iran and a history of troubled relations between the Iranians and Sunni Muslim militants, including the Taliban, Afghanistan could become a bellwether for the future of the rivalry between the Islamic Republic and Saudi Arabia. | Had the United States withdrawn from Afghanistan several years earlier, chances would have been that Saudi Ara…

Shelby Ziesing (2021-08-03). How Oakland Teachers Took Control of Our Return to School. zcomm.org We plan to conduct more mini-campaigns in the future to ensure that Oakland's students are learning in buildings that are safe, clean, and welcoming…

Poor People's Campaign & partners (2021-08-03). 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…

Staff (2021-08-03). I Want to Start School So I Can Learn to Write Letters to My Dad in Prison. truthout.org This piece was granted special recognition through the Keeley Schenwar Memorial Essay Prize. | My name is Little Coconut. My birthday is May 18. My favorite color is pink, no I mean glittery red. I like learning about dinosaurs. I watch Totally Spies and Loud House. Sometimes I watch Charmed with my grandma and SpongeBob with my great grandpa. Sssssshhhhhhhh that's a secret. | My dad is in Connecticut. He is in jail but he is not a bandit. He does not know all these things about me unless I tel…

_____ (2021-08-03). What Americans Don't Want to Hear About Our Moral Crimes of War. commondreams.org

Staff (2021-08-03). Refugees Continue to Face "Extreme Danger" in Mediterranean Sea as Aid Groups Scramble to Respond. democracynow.org The number of refugees trying to reach European soil continues to grow due to worsening poverty, violence and the climate crisis, and over 1,100 refugees have perished crossing the Mediterranean so far this year, according to the United Nations. We speak with Laurence Bondard of SOS Méditerranée, a humanitarian group that rescues migrants at sea, who says there is a severe shortage of search-and-rescue resources in the area to address the crisis. "The people that are actually fleeing via the sea that are on tremendously unseaworthy dinghies — most of the time without life jackets, without enough food or wat…

Labor Video Project (2021-08-03). SF Poet Tongo Eisen-Martin Poem Commemorating The Life Of Terry Collins. indybay.org San Francisco poet Laureate Tong Eisen-Martin read a poem to commemorate the life of Terry Collins, president of KPOO and a leader of the San Francisco State strike.

Staff (2021-08-03). A Prison Guard Raped Me and Threatened My Life. Now I Fight for Others' Lives. truthout.org This piece is a winner of Truthout's Keeley Schenwar Memorial Essay Prize. | Content warning: The following essay contains mentions of rape, anti-trans violence and violence against incarcerated people. | I am a queer, Blackfoot mother of four kids, three dogs, two ferrets and one nonprofit organization. Once, I had an amazing career as a costume designer in the Atlanta entertainment and burlesque industry. But in 2013, I was arrested and sentenced to 12 months in prison. Theoretically, tha…

Mirko C. Trudeau (2021-08-03). Tras las fallidas y desastrosas guerras en Afganistán e Irak, øEstados Unidos busca nuevos escenarios? globalizacion.ca Si no es pura demagogia, de aquí hasta fin de año Estados Unidos logrará desembarazarse de las dos guerras y los sendos desastres más largos de su historia, al retirar de Afganistán los 2.500 soldados que aún mantiene (de los…

Anonymous765 (2021-08-03). Locations Of US Carrier Strike Groups — August 3, 2021. southfront.org This is the newest update of the 'U.S. Carrier Strike Groups Locations Map' exclusive series showing the approximate locations of U.S. Carrier Strike Groups. SouthFront: Analysis & Intelligence tracks locations of U.S. aircraft carriers using the available open-source information. No classified information was used in production of the map. | click to see the full-size image | Carrier strike group (CSG) is an operational formation of the United States Navy. It is centered on an aircraft carrier and a carrier ai…

WSWS (2021-08-03). "The families deserve much better"—Readers demand continued investigation of Pike River mine disaster. wsws.org The majority of Pike River mine victims' families are seeking to stop the Labour Party-led government's plan to permanently seal the mine.

Jonathan Cook (2021-08-03). The Jailing of Craig Murray: Another Move to Snuff Out Independent Journalism. counterpunch.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".

imperial.ac.uk (2021-08-03). Researchers receive extra support during the pandemic. imperial.ac.uk Imperial has distributed £7.8 million additional funding from UK Research and Innovation to protect College research and talent during the pandemic.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-03). 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…

_____ (2021-08-03). Seniors Would Cross Party Lines to Back Candidates Who Support Medicare Negotiating Drug Prices: Poll. commondreams.org New Yorkers will need to show proof of vaccination to enter restaurants, gyms, and theaters starting next month.

David Giesen (2021-08-03). Saturday 8/7: Who's Your Mama? A provocative "Public policy and Mother Earth" walking tour. indybay.org American Youth Hostel | 312 Mason Street | San Francisco…

John Nichols (2021-08-03). "Death by DeSantis" Threatens Florida as Covid Numbers Spike. thenation.com "Death by DeSantis" Threatens Florida as Covid Numbers Spike…

Justin Podur (2021-08-03). Canada Is Waging an All-Front Legal War Against Indigenous People. zcomm.org After mass graves full of Indigenous children have been found, how can Canada justify ongoing land theft?>

_____ (2021-08-03). Dear Evan Greenberg, Climate Leaders Don't Insure Tar Sands Pipelines. commondreams.org Valorizing, pathologizing, and demonizing vets are all ways of refusing to listen to the actual experiences of those who carry out our wars.

Olivia Engling (2021-08-03). IMF Approves $650 Billion in Emergency Currency to Combat Pandemic. indybay.org Washington DC — The IMF Board of Governors convened a special virtual session for final approval of $650 billion in emergency reserve currency or Special Drawing Rights.

Anonymous007 (2021-08-03). Russian Ambassador Claims U.S. Expelling 24 Diplomats, State Department Denies. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On August 2nd, the Russian ambassador in Washington, Anatoly Antonov, condemned what he called "expulsions" of Moscow's diplomats, saying the United States had become "persistent and creative in this business" by uniquely limiting Russians to three-year visas."We received a list of 24 diplomats who are expected to leave the country before September 3, 2021. Almost all of them will leave without replacements because Washington has abruptly tightened visa-issuing procedures," he told US mon…

Rick Rozoff (2021-08-03). NATO condemns Iran for incident off Oman coast. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Statement by the acting NATO Spokesperson on the Mercer Street vessel attack We join Allies in strongly condemning the recent fatal attack on the MV Mercer Street off the coast of Oman, and express our condolences to Romania and the United Kingdom for the losses they have suffered. **** The United Kingdom, the United States, …

_____ (2021-08-03). 'Dangerous and Deadly': Biden CDC Under Fire for Preserving Trump-Era Migrant Expulsion Policy. commondreams.org "If there was ever a teachable moment that we need to invest in public health, it is now."

Center for Biological Diversity (2021-08-03). Endangered Orcas' West Coast Habitat Receives New Federal Protection. indybay.org 15,910 Square Miles of Critical Habitat Added to Existing Salish Sea Protections…

Staff (2021-08-03). Venezuela's Robeilys Peinado Qualifies for Pole Vault Final at Tokyo 2020. orinocotribune.com There was an incredible intersection of events for Robeilys Peinado in her debut at Tokyo 2020: the heavy rain on the Olympic Stadium, the injuries and misfortunes of medal favorites, and two clean jumps of over 4.4 and 4.55 meters, allowing the three-time world pole vault medalist to advance to the final, scheduled for this Thursday, August 5 in the Japanese capital. | Peinado started the Group A knockout round with a jump clearing the 4.4-meter mark, and then the rain began to fall on the Tokyo Olympic Stadium, forcing the competition to stop. | After resumption of the contest, with the rod at 4.55 meters the V…

March On, partners (2021-08-03). 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/

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2021-08-03). The "Killer Vaccine" Worldwide. 7.9 Billion People. globalresearch.ca The stated objective is to enforce the Worldwide vaccination of 7.9 billion people in more than 190 countries, to be followed by the imposition of a digitized "vaccine passport". The evidence of mortality and morbidity resulting from the vaccine is overwhelming. Needless to say this is a multi-billion dollar operation for Big Pharma.

Staff (2021-08-03). I Was Thrown in Solitary at 14. My Jailers Added a Day Each Time I Fought Back. truthout.org This piece is a winner of Truthout's Keeley Schenwar Memorial Essay Prize. | Content Warning: The following essay contains mentions of violence against youth, and solitary confinement. | Day 1 of 3: | They strip me to my boxers and lock me in a dry cell. No mattress. | They call it a dry cell because it doesn't have a toilet or sink. As solitary confinement goes, this ain't shit because they have to regularly let me out to use the bathroom. | In front of my cell, a tier divides th…

_____ (2021-08-03). On Contact: The Trial Of Ghislaine Maxwell. popularresistance.org On the show this week Chris Hedges talks to investigative journalist Nick Bryant about the trial of Ghislaine Maxwell. | The British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell, held at New York's Metropolitan Detention Center and denied bail, will be tried this fall on sex-trafficking charges for allegedly recruiting and grooming teenage girls to engage in sex acts with the late American financier Jeffrey Epstein. She is reputed to have procured teenage girls for Epstein to abuse between 1994 and 2004 and allegedly paid the girls hundreds of dollars in cash after each encounter with Epstein. Epstein died in a New York jail cell…

Anonymous103 (2021-08-03). Rio Tinto in Serbia: The Jadar Lithium Project. southfront.org Illustrative Image | Written by Dr. Binoy Kampmark. | The company has been looking forward to this for some time. For an outfit found wanting in dealing with inhabitants of a land whose culture it eviscerated in a matter of hours in May last year, Rio Tinto could think grandly about another future. The Anglo-Australian mining giant could add its name to a sounder, more environmentally sensitive programme, join the responsible future gazers and stroke the ecological conscien…

Jim McIlroy (2021-08-03). Federal Court: Qantas wrong to outsource ground staff during pandemic. greenleft.org.au The Federal Court has ruled that Qantas unfairly sacked and outsourced thousands of baggage handlers, ramp workers and cabin cleaners late last year, using the pandemic as the excuse. Jim McIlroy reports.

_____ (2021-08-03). Nina Turner: A Champion of the People Redeeming Our Frayed Democracy. commondreams.org "The longer billions of people remain unvaccinated, the more variants will develop that threaten all of us."

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-08-03). 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…

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