Daily Archives: July 4, 2021

2021-07-04: News Headlines

Nathan King (2021-07-04). The Heat: U.S. Economy, Afghanistan and voting rights. america.cgtn.com For nearly 20 years, it was the centerpiece of U.S. operations in Afghanistan. Now the remaining American convoys have rolled out of Bagram Airfield. And the June jobs report delivers encouraging news for U.S. workers.

WSWS repost (2021-07-04). War criminal Rumsfeld dies, but his militarist legacy lives on. indybay.org The crimes for which Rumsfeld is justifiably detested the world over have in the course of past two decades been fully normalized by US imperialism under Democrats and Republicans alike.

Scott Ritter (2021-07-04). Rumsfeld deliberately caused the deaths of US troops for personal gain. zcomm.org Donald Rumsfeld caused so much harm based on actions that placed ambition over integrity…

_____ (2021-07-04). Was Donald Rumsfeld Guilty of 'Dereliction of Duty' as Pentagon Chief on 9/11? strategic-culture.org When Rumsfeld's presence was needed more than ever before in his career, he went missing in action. What exactly was he doing on the morning of 9/11? | One question that many people ask with regards to the events of September 11 was why the U.S. Air Force went missing in action for over 90 minutes as four lumbering commercial jets traveled around American airspace at will. Now with the death of Donald Rumsfeld, 88, the world may never know. | Prior to the attacks of 9/11, a mosquito couldn't penetrate U.S. airspace over Washington, D.C. without being intercepted or swatted down. So what went wrong that fateful Tu…

Mark Weisbrot (2021-07-04). 'Stop the Steal' Campaign by Losing Candidate in Peru Must End. zcomm.org Ripping a page from Donald Trump, the right spreads baseless conspiracy theories in an attempt to overturn the democratic will of the people…

Marco Teruggi (2021-07-04). Peru: Community Kitchens, Crisis and Inequality. orinocotribune.com By Marco Teruggi — Jun 30, 2021 | The pandemic and the economic crisis in Peru have led to the emergence of community kitchens being organized in the poorest areas of the country's capital, Lima. In such neighborhoods, local women have organized themselves to get food and cook it, thus facing poverty and filling in for the absence of aid from the State. | It is noon and Edith Tajani comes to the door of her house with a megaphone in hand. "Neighbors, lunch is ready, you can come and collect," she speaks into the megaphone. Tajani is surrounded by hills on which there are a few scattered brick houses, and man…

Mision Verdad (2021-07-04). Rain of US 'Sanctions' in Central America: Why? orinocotribune.com The following is a translation of the daily report of Samuel Robinson Institute for July 2, 2021. | On July 1, the US State Department announced the imposition of unilateral "sanctions" against political and institutional entities from El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras, countries that make up the so-called Northern Triangle. The US has justified these measures under a selective and self-serving modality that claims to fight corruption in Central America. The new sanctions include United States visa entry restrictions for those considered as "sanctioned" individuals. | Context | In a press release, US Secretary…

Editor2 (2021-07-04). Hunger and Food Production in Nicaragua: How do we Feed the People? orinocotribune.com By Rohan Rice — Jun 27, 2021 | As hunger and food insecurity increases globally, the Sandinista government in Nicaragua has been working for the last decade to strengthen local food production and ensure food sovereignty in the face of sanctions | Food security should be top of every government's agenda. However, since 2014 world hunger has been

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-07-04). Peru: Community Kitchens, Crisis and Inequality. libya360.wordpress.com Marco Teruggi The pandemic and the economic crisis in Peru have led to the emergence of community kitchens being organized in the poorest areas of the country's capital, Lima. In such neighborhoods, local women have organized themselves to get food and cook it, thus facing poverty and filling in for the absence of aid from…

Ramona du Houx (2021-07-04). Supreme Court guts voting rights when upholding Arizona's restrictions, elected officials. indybay.org The U.S. Supreme Court gutted most of what remains of the landmark Voting Rights Act. Once hailed as the most effective civil rights legislation in the nation's history, now the Supreme Court has turned on the promise of democracy, the promise of equality and equity for all. For without voting rights, communities of color and low income become disenfranchised, and equality and equity unfulfilled dreams.

Staff (2021-07-04). President Maduro Denounces Assassination Plans Devised by the White House Coming From Colombia and Brazil. orinocotribune.com On Friday, July 2, in a ceremony for the promotion of the personnel of the Honor Guard and the General Directorate of Military Counter Intelligence (DGCIM), president and commander-in-chief of the Bolivarian National Armed Force (FANB), Nicolás Maduro, decried that the United States Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and the Southern Command of the US Army (SOUTHCOM) would try to commit assassinations again to achieve their long-dreamt of "regime change" in Venezuela. Here we reproduce the highlights of his criticisms. | "Former President Donald Trump, you know… because I had denounced it and showed it: he ga…

_____ (2021-07-04). Julian Assange Spends 50th Birthday In Prison — Protesters Demand Freedom For WikiLeaks Journalist. popularresistance.org Julian Assange Turns 50 On July 3. Protesters Rallied Outside The US Department Of Justice In Washington, DC, Demanding The Release Of The Imprisoned WikiLeaks Journalist.

Rick Rozoff (2021-07-04). Russian Foreign Ministry: Neither NATO nor EU says a word about Julian Assange. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com No EU or NATO summit raised question of fate of Assange — Russian ministryIn the United States, 18 criminal charges have been brought against Julian Assange, on which he faces up to 175 years in prison "And after all, not a single EU or NATO summit has even touched on the fate of Assange," she …

Labor Video Projecct (2021-07-04). "Free Assange Now! On Assange's 50th Birthday Rally At UK Consulate To Demand His Freedom. indybay.org On the 50th birthday of Julian Assange, a solidarity rally was held at the UK consulate in San Francisco. Participants spoke out on the issues and also celebrated his birthday with a cake.

_____ (2021-07-04). Silence From Corporate Media as Key Assange Witness Recants. commondreams.org The workers laboring outside in this extraordinary heat are on the front lines of the climate crisis.

Editor2 (2021-07-04). Who's Afraid of Sandinista Nicaragua? (Interview). orinocotribune.com Interview with Fabrizio Casari | Despite continuing to be the object of strong US interference and coup attempts, Nicaragua is resisting with all the contradictions the situation implies, continuing to scare the oligarchy out of its wits. We talked about this and much more with journalist Fabrizio Casari, director of the on-line magazine Altrenotizie.org, someone very knowledgeable about Nicaragua. | 1) Elections will be held in Nicaragua in November 2021. Who are the candidates and parties that will run? | There are 11 national parties and 6 regional parties (belonging to the Atlantic and Caribbean coast) that w…

Golnaz Esfandiari (2021-07-04). Iranian Voters sent a Message to Iran's Leaders with Dismal Turnout For Presidential Election. juancole.com ( RFE/RL) — The Iranian leadership has a problem: a record number of voters — more than half of them — turned their back on the presidential election by not taking part in the vote. Official turnout in the June 18 election was 48.8 percent, the lowest ever registered in the Islamic republic, which was …

Editor2 (2021-07-04). No one is Laughing at Biden's Joke About US Interference in Elections. orinocotribune.com By Scott Scheffer — Jun 26, 2021 | At a June 16 news conference after meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, Joe Biden was asked about the phony accusations of Russian interference in U.S. elections. Incredibly, he responded by saying: "How would it be if the United States were viewed by the rest of the world as interfering with the elections directly of other countries, and everybody knew it?" | The fact is that hundreds of thousands of people around the world have been victims of violence, been imprisoned and/or lost family members because of U.S. interventions in their elections. | The United Stat…

Commonwealth Club (2021-07-04). Monday 7/26: The Right to Vote at Age 18: Gen Z and the Fight Against Voter Suppression. indybay.org Online event (FREE)…

Fight Back (2021-07-04). Minnesota protesters condemn U.S. airstrikes in Iraq, Syria. fightbacknews.org St. Paul, MN – Around 30 people lined the busy Lake Street-Marshall Avenue bridge over the Mississippi River between Minneapolis and Saint Paul, June 30, to protest the latest U.S. airstrikes in Iraq and Syria. The action was called by Women Against Military Madness and supported by the Anti-War Committee, the Minnesota Peace Action Coalition and other local groups. Peace vigils have been held at the bridge every Wednesday for over 20 years, regardless of weather. | This latest vigil followed the Biden administration's June 27 announcement that U.S. warplanes had dropped bombs on both sides of the Iraq-Syria bor…

Staff (2021-07-04). 'Rules are rules': Biden wades into US sprinter's cannabis ban as anti-doping body accused of RACISM. rt.com President Joe Biden sided with the US Anti-Doping Agency, which suspended rising US sprint star Sha'Carri Richardson for one month after testing positive for marijuana, but said he's proud of how she handled the situation. | Asked whether Richardson's ban, which will likely cost her a spot in the women's 100-meter event at the Tokyo Olympics, was fair, Biden said: "The rules are rules." | "Whether they should remain the rules is a different issue, but the rules are the rules," Biden said, while praising Richardson, who admitted she had used marijuana to cope with the death of her mother, for the way she respon…

Staff (2021-07-04). 'Rules are rules': Biden wades into US sprinter's cannabis ban as anti-doping body accused of RACISM. rt.com President Joe Biden sided with the US Anti-Doping Agency, which suspended rising US sprint star Sha'Carri Richardson for one month after testing positive for marijuana, but said he's proud of how she handled the situation. | Asked whether Richardson's ban, which will likely cost her a spot in the women's 100-meter event at the Tokyo Olympics, was fair, Biden said: "The rules are rules." | "Whether they should remain the rules is a different issue, but the rules are the rules," Biden said, while praising Richardson, who admitted she had used marijuana to cope with the death of her mother, for the way she respon…

_____ (2021-07-04). Why Is Biden's Foreign Policy So… Conventional? commondreams.org "They know they can get away with it because the mainstream media refuses to report it."

The Conversation (2021-07-04). The Declaration of Independence wasn't really complaining about King George, and 5 other surprising facts for July Fourth. juancole.com By Woody Holton | — Editor's note: Americans may think they know a lot about the Declaration of Independence, but many of those ideas are elitist and wrong, as historian Woody Holton explains. His forthcoming book "Liberty is Sweet: The Hidden History of the American Revolution" shows how independence and the Revolutionary War were influenced …

_____ (2021-07-04). Heat Waves Prompt Workers To Walk Out. popularresistance.org With climate change making heat waves harsher and more common, the sizzling temperatures will affect workers of all kinds ― not just roofers and farmworkers stuck outside, but warehouse pickers, restaurant workers and others laboring indoors, especially in workplaces not outfitted to deal with extreme heat.

_____ (2021-07-04). Lawmakers Are 'Horrified' And Calling For Action On Illinois Prison Abuse. popularresistance.org The investigation documented nine people who separately accused a group of officers of beating them in the same area. Prison records show staff were aware of a blind spot that lacked cameras and of repeated accusations of violence, but the violence persisted until guards allegedly beat a prisoner named Larry Earvin to death in that same location. Federal prosecutors have charged three guards for the beating.

Binoy Kampmark (2021-07-04). Leaving Bagram Airbase: The Day the US Imperium Turned Tail. dissidentvoice.org From the Bagram Airbase they left, leaving behind a piece of the New York World Trade Centre that collapsed with such graphic horror on September 11, 2001. As with previous occupiers and occupants, the powers that had made this venue a residence of war operations were cutting their losses and running. Over the years, the …

ecns.cn (2021-07-04). China's approach right way towards building trust among nations, says BiH leader. ecns.cn China's approach is a right way towards building trust between states, nations and their representatives, said Milorad Dodik, chairman of the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH), in a recent interview with Xinhua.

ecns.cn (2021-07-04). Expert says U.S. actions violate human rights in Syria, exacerbating crisis. ecns.cn The U.S. policies in Syria during the more than 10-year-long civil war have exacerbated the humanitarian crisis and violated human rights of the Syrian people, Osama Danura, a Syrian political expert, has said.

Rick Rozoff (2021-07-04). Syria: U.S. stealing grain and oil, building up military bases. Turkey guilty of war crimes. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Syria: U.S. stealing grain and oil, building up military base. Turkey accused of war crimes. In the latest of what have become regular reports on the subject, the Syrian Arab News Agency provides a detailed account of the American military forces illegally occupying part of the country continuing to loot grain and oil from the …

Paul Haeder (2021-07-04). Batty Bioweapons, 5G, and Star Wars. dissidentvoice.org An interview with myself, Paul Haeder, a radical Marxist from the Pacific Northwest and my ideas about what is going on to drive the 4th Industrial Revolution and the Great Reset. It's not pretty, for sure, how I go all crazy and fugue like, in the interview (man, the lack of teaching 30 students face …

Anonymous007 (2021-07-04). Military Situation In Yemen On July 4, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | — The Liaison and Coordination Officers' Operations Room (loyal to Ansar Allah) reported 119 ceasefire violations in al-Hudaydah during the past 24 hours | — On July 3, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted 6 airstrikes on the Sarwah area | — On July 3, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted 14 airstrikes on the Raghwan area | — On July 3, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted an airstrike on the Khab and Shaaf area | — On July 4, clashes between…

Anonymous103 (2021-07-04). Leaving Bagram Airbase: The Day the US Imperium Turned Tail. southfront.org An Afghan National Army (ANA) soldier stands guard at Bagram Air Base, after the departure of all U.S. and NATO troops. ZAKERIA HASHIMI/Getty Images | Written by Dr. Binoy Kampmark. | From the Bagram Airbase they left, leaving behind a piece of the New York World Trade Centre that collapsed with such graphic horror on September 11, 2001. As with previous occupiers and occupants, the powers that had made this venue a residence of war operations were cutting their losses and running. | Over the years, the…

Robert Norse (2021-07-04). Sounding a Warning in the Benchlands and the Broader Community. indybay.org On Tuesday, the Federal magistrate Susan Van Keulen ended federal protection of the Benchlands surivival campground for the last 6 months by dissolving the Injunction issued in January. I've been passing out flyers there regarding upcoming meetings to resist the dispersal order City authorities that will inevitably follow in the months ahead replete with false promises.

WSWS Repost (2021-07-04). The Fourth of July, six months after the January 6 fascistic insurrection. indybay.org The noxious product of social inequality and war creates the objective conditions for dictatorship. The defense of democratic rights, not only in the US but internationally, depends on the independent mobilization of the working class for socialism.

Youth Art Exchange (2021-07-04). Saturday 7/24: Summertime Print & Sip Workshop with Yax Artist Alyssa Aviles. indybay.org Harmonic Brewing Thrive City | 7 Warriors Way Suite 206San Francisco, CA 94158United States…

Stephanie Midler (2021-07-04). Friday 7/9: Uhuru Furniture Off-Site Warehouse Sale. indybay.org Akwaaba Hall, 7911 MacArthur Blvd, Oakland, CA 94605…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-04). Know your HIV status: Get tested. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org June 27 is National HIV Testing Day, a reminder to get tested and know your HIV status. Many people who have HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, aren't aware they have it. Early diagnosis allows for early treatment options that may delay the progression to AIDS. The Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-04). Reported cases of myocarditis in younger men following COVID-19 vaccination are rare; vaccination remains important. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. — Mayo Clinic researchers are taking a close look at rare cases of inflammation of the heart muscle, or myocarditis, in young men who developed symptoms shortly after receiving the second dose of the Moderna or Pfizer messenger RNA (mRNA) COVID-19 vaccines. Several recent studies suggest that health care professionals should watch for hypersensitivity myocarditis as a rare adverse reaction to being vaccinated for COVID-19. However, researchers stress that this awareness should not…

Gavin Lewis (2021-07-04). The G7 and the Orwellian Twin Tropes Propagandising US Global Domination. dissidentvoice.org During the recent G7 summit the corporate media went into pro-US propaganda overdrive. The BBC's Global News channel — or UK global propaganda outlet — has spent the years since the Iraq War spinning the US Military's assault on the Black and Brown homelands of the world as 'America spreading democracy'. Media Lens has responded …

Howard Zinn (2021-07-04). Fourth of July: "Put Away the Flags" globalresearch.ca This article was first published by The Progressive and Global Research in July 2010 | On this July 4, we would do well to renounce nationalism and all its symbols: its flags, its pledges of allegiance, its anthems, its insistence in …

Rick Rozoff (2021-07-04). Pakistani navy participates in U.S.-NATO Black Sea war games. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Pakistani navy participates in U.S.-NATO Black Sea war games Pakistan's Dawn newspaper reported a few days ago that the Pakistani navy is participating in this year's iteration of the annual Sea Breeze military exercise in the Black Sea. Pakistan is one of 32 nations involved in the war games co-hosted by the U.S. and Ukraine. …

Staff (2021-07-04). Palestinian resistance celebrated at Palestine Stand in Toulouse, France. samidoun.net On Saturday, 3 July, the Collectif Palestine Vaincra, a member organization of the Samidoun Network, organized a Palestine Stand at the Capitole metro station in Toulouse, France. The initiative focused on celebrating the legitimacy and necessity of Palestinian resistance in confonting colonization, racism, and apartheid violence, especially following the deadly Israeli military aggression against Palestinians in the Gaza Strip in May 2021. üáµüá∏ Hier à Toulouse, nouveau Stand Palestine à la sortie du métro Capitole en soutien à la résistance palestinienne. Celu…

Editor2 (2021-07-04). US Institutions Encourage Coup Impunity in Bolivia. orinocotribune.com As Bolivia's new government under Luis Arce prepares to prosecute the people behind the 2019 coup against Evo Morales, prominent US institutions such as Human Rights Watch, Washington Post, and the State Department urge Arce not to move against them. Ollie Vargas, a journalist, and analyst based in Bolivia says the prosecution is essential at a time when coups are back in vogue in Latin America. | Greg Wilpert | Welcome to theAnalysis, I'm Greg Wilpert. Today, we'll revisit the situation in Bolivia, where conditions remain tense about eight months since the leftist Luis Arce became president. | Prosecutors are…

ecns.cn (2021-07-04). European Left Party president praises CPC for respecting different cultures. ecns.cn The Communist Party of China (CPC) respects different cultures and promotes multilateralism, which is very important, President of the European Left Party Heinz Bierbaum said in a recent joint interview with Xinhua and People's Daily.

ecns.cn (2021-07-04). Chinese historical drama "1921" dominates China's box office. ecns.cn Domestic historical drama "1921" led the Chinese box office chart on Friday, pocketing 44.12 million yuan (around 6.8 million U.S.Coming in third was romantic comedy "Man in Love," which earned about 5.48 million yuan on Friday. Enditem…

ecns.cn (2021-07-04). S. African minister welcomes approval of China's Sinovac COVID-19 vaccine by SAHPRA. ecns.cn South Africa's Acting Health Minister Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane on Saturday welcomed the authorization for the use of the CoronaVac COVID-19 vaccine in the country.

Anonymous103 (2021-07-04). Azerbaijan Exchanges Armenian Prisoners For Minefields Maps. southfront.org Illustrative image | Last night, 15 service members of Armenian Armed Forces, who were captured by Azerbaijani forces during the recent military conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh, returned to Armenia. They were liberated in exchange for maps of 97,000 anti-personnel and anti-tank mines laid in the in the Fizuli and Zangilan regions in Nagorno-Karabakh that came under Azerbaijani control. | According to Azerbaijani Minis…

Staff (2021-07-04). 'People above profit': Thousands take to streets in Brazil, angry with President Bolsonaro in new wave of major protests (VIDEO). rt.com Protesters have flooded the streets in Brazil, including a massive rally in its biggest city, Sao Paulo, criticizing the government's handling of the coronavirus pandemic and alleged involvement in deforestation in the Amazon. | Demonstrations were organized in over 300 locations across Brazil and abroad, local media reported on Saturday. In Sao Paulo, one of the most populous cities in the world, demonstrators flooded the streets, as seen in footage from RT's video agency Ruptly. They carried huge banners reading 'People above profit' and 'Life, bread, vaccine and education'. Signs demanding the impeachment o…

Staff (2021-07-04). 'People above profit': Thousands take to streets in Brazil, angry with President Bolsonaro in new wave of major protests (VIDEO). rt.com Protesters have flooded the streets in Brazil, including a massive rally in its biggest city, Sao Paulo, criticizing the government's handling of the coronavirus pandemic and alleged involvement in deforestation in the Amazon. | Demonstrations were organized in over 300 locations across Brazil and abroad, local media reported on Saturday. In Sao Paulo, one of the most populous cities in the world, demonstrators flooded the streets, as seen in footage from RT's video agency Ruptly. They carried huge banners reading 'People above profit' and 'Life, bread, vaccine and education'. Signs demanding the impeachment o…

CA Poor People's Campaign & Partners (2021-07-04). Thursday 7/8: #ChildTaxCredit: Keep Families Afloat Rally & Ice Cream Social in Sacramento. indybay.org Jack Davis Park in South Oak Park neighborhood, 16th Street & 44th Street, Sacramento 95820 | Masks required. Follow current COVID safety guidelines: covid19.ca.gov/safely-reopening/#continu…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-04). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Summer travel and people not in your bubble during COVID-19 pandemic. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org "The reason we have the COVID-19 delta variant, the reason we have the delta plus variant is because of unimmunized people who get infected," says Dr. Gregory Poland, an infectious diseases expert and head of Mayo Clinic's Vaccine Research Group. He adds that 99.2% of the recorded COVID-19 deaths in the U.S. are in people not vaccinated against the virus. This is why he cautions folks who may be traveling this Fourth of July holiday and…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-04). Mayo Clinic Q and A: COVID-19 vaccination and heart issues. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I have been hearing about an increase in the number of young people who are developing heart issues, including myocarditis, after being vaccinated for COVID-19. Can you explain this condition? I have a 15-year-old son, and I am wondering if it is safe for him to be vaccinated for COVID-19 or if he …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-04). Using AI to screen 30 million drug candidates against SARS-CoV-2. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Mayo Clinic researchers and collaborators used computer simulation and artificial intelligence to virtually screen 30 million drug candidates that may block SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. In a paper published in Biomolecules, researchers accelerated drug discovery to identify the most promising targets for additional study. They are interested in finding new treatments for COVID-19. "We used a multidrug platform to screen the drug candidates," says Thomas Caulfield, Ph.D., a molecular neuroscientist at Mayo Clinic and senior author…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-04). What holiday travelers need to know about COVID-19. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org The July Fourth holiday is a time when many people travel or host summer parties. While the number of COVID-19 cases in the U.S. is on the decline, health experts say with stagnating vaccination rates and the circulation of the more contagious Delta variant, the nation is not out of the woods yet, and everyone should still be cautious if they're planning a trip or getting together in large groups. "Anyone planning to have a…

_____ (2021-07-04). Cuba's Vaccine & the Five Monopolies That Rule the World. strategic-culture.org Trends suggest that many countries will not see significant enough numbers of their population vaccinated before 2023, writes Vijay Prashad. | By Vijay PRASHAD | In 1869, at the age of 15, José Martí and his young friends published a magazine in Cuba called La Patria Libre (The Free Homeland), which adopted a strong position against Spanish imperialism. The first and only issue of the magazine carried Martí's poem, "Abdala." The poem is about a young man, Abdala, who goes off to fight against all odds to free his native land, which Martí calls Nubia. "Neither laurels nor crowns are needed for those who breathe c…

Brian Shilhavy (2021-07-04). As Demand for "Vaccine" Shots Decrease Governments and Big Tech Look to Squash Free Speech of Dissenters. globalresearch.ca

Allan Fisher (2021-07-04). Saturday 7/3: Protest US financed oppression in Palestine/Israel. indybay.org Corner of Ocean and Water Streets, Santa Cruz…

Karl Kramer (2021-07-04). Saturday 7/31: Commemoration of 1975 Student Massacre in El Salvador. indybay.org Online virtual event…

Daniel Beaumont (2021-07-04). The Twilight of Zionism. counterpunch.org The price was high but the Palestinians had the attention of the world press again in May. It took an eleven-day bombardment of Gaza and assaults of various forms on Palestinians in the West Bank and even within Israel itself. The daily violence visited on Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza is not news.

Staff (2021-07-04). Taliban captures key Kandahar district as Afghan troops suffer wave of defeats in wake of US withdrawal. rt.com The Taliban has seized a key district in Kandahar province after pushing Afghan troops out of the area, adding to a growing list of victories against government forces amid the US military's exit from the country. | The militant group took the Panjwai district following a fierce overnight battle with soldiers loyal to Kabul, AFP reported, citing regional officials. Panjwai District Governor Hasti Mohammad said government troops retreated from the area following the clashes, and that the Taliban had seized the district police headquarters as well as the governor's office building. Kandahar Provincial Council he…

Staff (2021-07-04). Taliban captures key Kandahar district as Afghan troops suffer wave of defeats in wake of US withdrawal. rt.com The Taliban has seized a key district in Kandahar province after pushing Afghan troops out of the area, adding to a growing list of victories against government forces amid the US military's exit from the country. | The militant group took the Panjwai district following a fierce overnight battle with soldiers loyal to Kabul, AFP reported, citing regional officials. Panjwai District Governor Hasti Mohammad said government troops retreated from the area following the clashes, and that the Taliban had seized the district police headquarters as well as the governor's office building. Kandahar Provincial Council he…

Anonymous103 (2021-07-04). Footage: Dozens Killed In Philippines Military Plane Crash. southfront.org Click to see full-size imageUPDATE: According to the reports, the number of victims has risen to 31. | The C-130 Hercules transport aircraft of the Philippine Air Force with 85 servicemen on board crashed a few kilometers from the Jolo Airport in Sulu Province at 11: 30 local time on July 4. | At least 29 soldiers were killed as a result of the accident. 40 soldiers were found injured and were taken to the hospital of the 11th Infantry Division in Busbus. | Most of the passengers had recently graduated r…

Anonymous007 (2021-07-04). Military Situation In Afghanistan On July 4, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On July 3, Taliban reportedly captured the districts of Darayem and Raghistan in Badakhshan province | On July 3, Taliban reportedly captured Kalafgan district in Takhar province | On July 4, Taliban attacked Farah city and captured a number of Afghan Army soldiers | 143 Taliban militants were killed and 121 others were wounded as a result of Afghan Army operations in Nangarhar, Kandahar, Herat, Ghor, Farah, Samangan, Helmand, Badakhshan & Kabul provinces during the…

Anonymous103 (2021-07-04). Chain Of Accidents: Massive Explosion Seen Off Azerbaijani Caspian Coast. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | A number of accidents took place on oil facilities all over the world in recent days. | Late on July 4, a massive explosion took place in the Azerbaijani part of the Caspian Sea. | It was seen from the embankment in Baku, and was also filmed from the neighboring patrol platforms in the sea. | Reportedly, there were no accidents on Azerbaijani offshore platforms in the Caspian Sea. | According to preliminary data provided by State Oil Company of Azerbaijan, the explosion was caused by…

Anonymous669 (2021-07-04). Egypt Opens New Strategic Naval Base On Mediterranean Sea (Video, Photos). southfront.org Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi along with the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al-Nahyan, during the inauguration ceremony of the 3rd of July Naval Base. Source: the Egyptian Presidency. | On July 2, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi opened a new strategic naval base on the Mediterranean Sea to boost the country's military capabilities. | In a statement, the Egyptian Presidency said that base was built in order to "secure the state's economic assets, secure shipping lines and to maintain nav…

Anonymous669 (2021-07-04). Six Turkish-Backed Syrian Militants Killed Or Injured In New SDF Attack On Manbij Front. southfront.org Illustrative image, By: sdf-press.com | On July 3, a militant of the Turkish-backed Syrian National Army (SNA) was killed and five others were wounded as a result of an attack in the northern Aleppo countryside by the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF). | The attack, which was carried out by fighters from the SDF's Manbij Military Council, targeted a post of the SNA located near the village of Bsaljah to the northeast of the town of Manbij. Sources close to the SNA claimed that the attack was foiled. | According to the London…

Anonymous669 (2021-07-04). Syrian Drag Racing: U.S. Team Lost A Wheel Trying To Chase Russians (Video). southfront.org Screen grab, source: instagram.com/bullbsn | On July 3, the In the video, several US M-ATV and MaxxPro MRAP (mine-resistant ambush protected) vehicles can be seen chasing after the Russian Tiger and trying to overrun it, but to no avail. One of the American vehicles allegedly lost a wheel during the ra…

Anonymous669 (2021-07-04). The Day After: U.S. Forces Left Radar Systems, Hundreds of Vehicles At Afghanistan's Bagram Air Base (Photos). southfront.org U.S. forces have left behind radar and navigation systems as well as hundreds of vehicles at Afghanistan's Bagram Air Base….

Anonymous669 (2021-07-04). Cargo Ship Attacked In Northern Indian Ocean Is Not Israeli One. southfront.org The previously Israeli-owned CSAV TYNDALL is seen sailing near the port of Pireas, Greece, on January 15, 2021. (Screenshot: YouTube) | The cargo ship that was attacked in the northern Indian ocean on Many sources, including the al-Mayadin TV that was the first to report the attack, claimed that the ship was owned by an Israeli firm. This claim turned ou…

Anonymous669 (2021-07-04). Houthi Strike Leaves Dozens Of Saudi-Backed Fighters Killed Or Injured In Yemen's Abyan (Video, Photos). southfront.org Illustrative image, source: the Houthis media wing | On July 4, seven Saudi-backed Yemeni fighters were killed and nearly 20 others were injured when a mosque they were praying at was struck by an unidentified munition. | The mosque, which sustained heavy damage as a result of the strike, is located in a camp of the 5th Infantry Brigade, a unit of the pro-Saudi wing of the Yemeni Armed Forces, in the southern province of Abyan. | While some sources said that the mosque was struck by a precision-guided rocket, others sa…

Anonymous669 (2021-07-04). Six Turkish-Backed Syrian Militants Killed Or Injured In New SDF Attack On Manbij Front. southfront.org Illustrative image, By: sdf-press.com | On July 3, a militant of the Turkish-backed Syrian National Army (SNA) was killed and five others were wounded as a result of an attack in the northern Aleppo countryside by the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF). | The attack, which was carried out by fighters from the SDF's Manbij Military Council, targeted a post of the SNA located near the village of Bsaljah to the northeast of the town of Manbij. Sources close to the SNA claimed that the attack was "foiled". | According to the Lond…

Anonymous103 (2021-07-04). Death Toll Rises In Eastern Ukraine Amid Joint NATO Sea Breeze Exercise. southfront.org Illustrative image | Amid the Kiev's glorious reports of major joint naval drills with NATO member-states in the Black Sea, there is still a military crisis in Eastern Ukraine that is claiming lives of soldiers from both sides. | On July 4, a serviceman of the Armed Forces of Ukraine (UAF) was killed as a result of shelling in the Donbas region. This is reported by the press service of the Joint Forces Operation on Facebook."Since the beginning of the day, 5 violations of the c…

Anonymous669 (2021-07-04). In Video: SDF Fighters Hit Turkish Forces Fortifications, Vehicles In Northern Raqqa With Guided Missiles. southfront.org Illustrative image, source: sdf-press.com | On July 4, the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) announced that its fighters had carried out a series of operations against Turkish forces in northeastern Syria. | A video of the operations shows seven strikes with anti-tank guided missiles on fortifications and vehicles of Turkish forces near town of Tell Abyad in the northern countryside of Raqqa. | According to the SDF, eight mil…

Staff (2021-07-04). July 4 Glorifies the US Military — a Force With White Supremacy at Its Core. truthout.org In his "What, to the slave, is the Fourth of July" speech, Black abolitionist Fredrick Douglass highlighted the gross contradictions of a country that claimed to celebrate freedom and independence while embracing slavery. Douglass, however, took solace in America's age. "There is consolation in the thought that America is young. Great streams are not easily turned from channels, worn deep in the course of ages," Douglass said in his speech on July 5, 1852. The country was 76 at the time. | Toda…

_____ (2021-07-04). Thousands March In Cancel Canada Day Actions. popularresistance.org On July 1, several thousand Indigenous people and settler and immigrant allies answered the call of organizations like Idle No More to protest the celebration of Canada Day and the ongoing genocide of Indigenous peoples. Cancel Canada Day actions took place across the land occupied by the Canadian state, from St. John's, Newfoundland, in the east, to Victoria, B.C., including a march of thousands to parliament in Ottawa.

Norman Solomon (2021-07-04). The Empire Strikes Back at the Left in Buffalo and Cleveland. indybay.org Corporate Democrats Crank Up Their Firepower…

Juan Cole (2021-07-04). Top 5 Differences between the Fourth of July and the Capitol Insurrection. juancole.com Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) — 1. The Fourth of July celebrates a revolutionary event. January 6 was a counter-revolutionary event. Why do I say this? The chief feature of the Declaration of Independence was not that it announced an insurrection (or rather confirmed one already announced by some 90 councils and other local bodies). Insurrections …

Kevin Zeese (2021-07-04). 4th of July: Is the United States a Representative Democracy or a Mirage Democracy? globalresearch.ca By the late Kevin Zeese. His Legacy will live. | First published on Global Research on July 4, 2011 | . | . | A Question for Reflection | It is a shame to have to ask whether democracy is a mirage in the United …

Robert Pollin (2021-07-04). Degrowth Policies Cannot Avert Climate Crisis. We Need a Green New Deal. zcomm.org For the first time, 62 percent of all renewable energy sources produced energy at lower costs than the cheapest sources of fossil fuel energy…

_____ (2021-07-04). Threats And Fear As Loggers Clash With Blockaders At Fairy Creek. popularresistance.org Over 320 arrests have been made at the Fairy Creek blockades since police began removing forest defenders in mid-May. As enforcement of an injunction obtained by logging company Teal-Jones enters its seventh week, aggression from police and logging industry workers has been ramping up.

Brian S. Willson (2021-07-04). What The Flag Means To Me. globalresearch.ca I was probably seven years old before it really sunk in that everybody in my town was not celebrating my birthday on July 4. It was an exciting day with parades, picnics, fireworks and, in my case, special birthday parties …

Richard Gale (2021-07-04). Woke Critical Race Theory as a Reality Deficit Disorder. globalresearch.ca

Jeff Bryant (2021-07-04). Why Are Federal Funds Flowing to "White Flight" Privatized Charter Schools? dissidentvoice.org In June 2018, when the North Carolina state legislature enacted a law that allowed four affluent, majority-white suburbs to secede from the racially diverse Charlotte-Mecklenburg school district, or CMS, and establish their own municipal charter schools, with admission priority given to students living in the local communities, critics called the law "a new way to …

ecns.cn (2021-07-04). 9th World Peace Forum opens in Beijing. ecns.cn The 9th World Peace Forum (WPF) opened at Tsinghua University in Beijing Saturday, with more than 100 scholars from 12 countries, former senior officials from countries and international organizations and diplomats participating online and offline.

Rick Rozoff (2021-07-04). Black Sea: NATO drill practiced strafing Russian ships. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Black Sea: NATO drill practiced strafing Russian ships NATO reports that it conducted what is described as air defense exercises in the Black Sea on July 2. Evidently the maneuvers were independent of the 32-nation Sea Breeze naval and air exercises occurring simultaneously. And of the recent port visits and participation in exercises by the …

Matt McKenna (2021-07-04). An Anti Imperialist Ponders the 4th of July and its Meaning for his Newborn Child. covertactionmagazine.com On his newborn daughter's first July 4th holiday, an anti-imperialist writer ponders what he hopes for her to come to understand about her nation of birth. Gabriela, you are part of the four percent of the world's population that celebrates today, July 4th, as Independence Day. We are in the extreme minority of the earth's …

Rick Rozoff (2021-07-04). Kremlin accuses U.S. of engineering June's Black Sea provocation. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Kremlin accuses U.S. of engineering June's Black Sea provocation Today's TASS reported that Russian presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov accused the U.S. of masterminding the near-catastrophic confrontation on June 23 between an English guided-missile destroyer and a Russian patrol vessel and military aircraft. The incident occurred off the coast of Crimea near the headquarters of the …

Anonymous103 (2021-07-04). Algeria: Forget Paris. Sham Elections Leave Power To The Armed Forces. southfront.org Algeria's popular uprising overthrew Abdelaziz Bouteflika after 20 years in power. [Getty]Written by Piero Messina. | In exactly one year, on 5 July 2022, Algeria will celebrate the sixtieth anniversary of its independence. The North African country is experiencing yet another mutation in an apparently immutable system. A privileged bureaucratic class and the oligarchic group of the Military have taken the present and the future of the country hostage. Algeria is North Africa's sleeping gian…

The Green Arcade (2021-07-04). Sunday 7/25: David and Margaret Talbot In Conversation About Their New Book on the Second American Revo. indybay.org The 3rd Floor McRoskey Mattress Co. | 1687 Market Street | San Francisco, CA 94102…

the Dev (2021-07-04). corruption rampant in Santa cruz. indybay.org Family law corruption and class action. I'd like to hear from those whom lost thier children to a biased Judge Miragonda only.

Steve Pleich (2021-07-04). Affordable Community Housing: A Guide for Electeds and Office Seekers. indybay.org Creating a Housing Plan…

Autonomous Collect (2021-07-04). Thursday 7/8: Autonomous Collective Meeting. indybay.org Meet at the Entrance to Golden Gate Park at Haight and Stanyan, accross from Whole Foods. Look for sign 'Autonomous Collective'

Khubaka, Michael Harris (2021-07-04). 172th Anniversary of towns Negro Bar, Negro Hill and Mormon Island. indybay.org Today's Negro Bar State Historic Park expansion reflects the ongoing challenge since Colton Hall, Monterey and the initial offerings by the California State Legislature including Governor Peter Burnett inaugural address to the 1849 California Legislature in San Jose, CA.

Strike Debt Bay Area (2021-07-04). Saturday 7/24: Strike Debt Bay Area Book Group: Degrowth. indybay.org OMNI Commons, 4799 Shattuck Ave., Oakland, CA if open. Otherwise online. See below.

Khubaka, Michael Harris (2021-07-04). California Buffalo Soldier's Trail – National Buffalo Soldier's Study. indybay.org In California, Buffalo Soldiers protected our National Parks such as Yosemite and Sequoia serving as Park Rangers in the Sierra Nevada during the summer and were housed in the Presidio in San Francisco and Presidio in Monterey.

Leo Ensel, Roberto J DeLapuente (2021-07-04). The media's response to Putin's conciliatory essay. indybay.org On the exact 80th anniversary of the German invasion of the Soviet Union, which cost that country nearly 27 million lives, the Russian president himself published an essay in the former flagship of détente whose title already signaled a willingness to reconcile: "Be open, despite the past."

Labor Video Project (2021-07-04). On 100th Anniversary Of CCP, Namibian Rossing Miners Call On Xi-Jinping To Rehire Miners. indybay.org On the anniversary of the founding of the Chinese Communist Party, the nine fired union leaders of the Mineworkers Union Of Namibia Rossing Branch mine called on CCP Chair Xi-Jinping to order their rehiring at Chinese state owned Chinese National Nuclear Corporation owned mine at Rossing…

Direct Action Everywhere (2021-07-04). Saturday 9/25: Animal Liberation March – San Francisco. indybay.org San Francisco, CA…

Robert Norse (2021-07-04). Judge Dumps Benchlands Survival Camp, Ignores Shelter Emergency. indybay.org The federal court ignored the City Manager Bernal's failure to fulfill the terms of the modified Preliminary Injunction to meet regularly with the Homeless Union to improve Benchlands conditions. Magistrate Susan Van Keulen lifted the Court's protection of the encampment Tuesday afternoon, discarding more than several hundred people into the City's predatory "care".

Center for Biological Diversity (2021-07-04). Members of Congress Urge Secretary Haaland to Use Emergency Authority to Save Western Monarchs. indybay.org WASHINGTON, June 29, 2021 — Fourteen members of Congress, led by Reps. Jimmy Panetta (D-Calif.) and Salud Carbajal (D-Calif.), urged Interior Secretary Deb Haaland today to take immediate action to protect the western population of monarch butterflies from extinction using her emergency authority under the Endangered Species Act.

Khubaka, Michael Harris (2021-07-04). Friday 7/2: 2021 California Independence Day to Freedom. indybay.org California State Capitol — Camellia Grove – East Area of Capitol Grounds…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-04). Mayo Clinic Q and A: Male menopause — myth or reality? newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My wife is 52 and just beginning menopause. We were talking about the changes she's been experiencing, and I was wondering if there is such a thing as male menopause. I am 58. ANSWER: Hormone changes are a natural part of aging. Unlike the more dramatic reproductive hormone plunge that occurs in women during menopause, however, sex hormone changes in men occur gradually. The term "male menopause" has been used to describe decreasing testosterone…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-04). Mayo Clinic lighting buildings to recognize Pride Month. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Facilities in Rochester, Arizona and Florida will be lighted in rainbow hues June 28 in recognition of Pride Month, which is celebrated each June. _________________________________ Mayo Clinic will light the Plummer Building in Rochester, Mayo Clinic Hospital in Arizona, and the sign at the main entrance to Mayo Clinic in Florida in rainbow hues on June 28. The display is in recognition of Pride Month celebrated around the U.S. in June to support and raise…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-04). Science Saturday: New technique to study 'microcancers' and screen cancer-fighting drugs. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org A team from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign's Grainger College of Engineering and Mayo Clinic have developed a new technique for creating "microcancer" cell cultures. It allows researchers to form hundreds of microcancers in a high-throughput format using a small, microfabricated chip, enabling direct measurement of cell health or response to drugs. It also allows …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-04). Are sunglasses necessary? newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Children spend a lot of time outside enjoying going to the pool, taking part in sports or just outdoor playtime. Likely, they are outside with sunscreen to protect their skin. But a question that sparks a lot of interest from parent centers around eye protection and sunglasses. Mayo Clinic Health System providers say children receive …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-04). With photon-counting-detector CT, Mayo Clinic at forefront of CT imaging technology. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. — Performing the first cardiac scan on their new photon-counting-detector CT scanner was a once-in-a-career moment for Joel (J.G.) Fletcher, M.D., and Cynthia McCollough, Ph.D. The medical and scientific directors, respectively, of the CT Clinical Innovation Center describe the arrival of this latest research CT system as a major milestone in CT imaging, one where Mayo Clinic is again at the forefront. The inherent spectral capabilities of the research scanner allow clear visualization…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-04). Mayo Clinic Minute: Should you open your eyes underwater? newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org For many people, the hot summer days are often spent swimming at the pool. But even though the water is usually clear with chlorine, it doesn't mean you should be looking underwater. As reporter Jason Howland explains in this Mayo Clinic Minute, it could cause temporary damage to your eyes. Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute youtu.be/JDEtRmoq3dg Journalists: Broadcast-quality video (0: 59) is in the downloads at the end of this post. Please courtesy: "Mayo Clinic News…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-04). Mayo Clinic Minute: Fireworks and grilling safety reminders. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Fireworks, grilling and campfires are part of the summer experience. This holiday weekend, make sure you keep safety top of mind. Dr. Michael Boniface, a Mayo Clinic emergency medicine physician, explains that burn injuries from these activities go up in the summer, and these injuries often can be prevented. Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute youtu.be/iv3wlwXYAyw Journalists: Broadcast-quality video pkg (1: 00) is in the downloads at the end of…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-04). Overuse of levothyroxine in the United States. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org One of the most common prescription drugs in America — levothyroxine — is used by people with underactive thyroid glands, also known as hypothyroidism. However, a new study by Mayo Clinic researchers says the majority of people were initiated on levothyroxine for mild subclinical hypothyroidism or for no apparent thyroid dysfunction. These results, published in JAMA Internal Medicine, suggest significant overuse of levothyroxine. Mayo researchers and colleagues examined retrospective, deidentified case data using the OptumLabs Data…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-04). Consumer Health: The importance of sunscreen, sunglasses and protective clothing for adults and children. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org July is UV Safety Month, which makes this a good time to learn more about protecting yourself and your family from the harmful effects of ultraviolet, or UV, radiation from sunlight. Exposure to UV radiation from the sun damages your skin, and increases your risk of developing skin cancer, wrinkles and age spots. Children are especially vulnerable because they tend to spend more time outdoors and can burn easily. Here are four ways you can…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-04). Mayo Clinic first to use next generation 4D ICE imaging to help patients with structural heart disease. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Mayo Clinic recently became the first to use a next-generation 4D intracardiac echo (ICE) device in patients to guide heart procedures such as left atrial appendage closure, mitral valve repair and treatment of tricuspid valve regurgitation. The technology can also help physicians perform procedures without putting patients under general anesthesia. An echocardiogram is a noninvasive test that uses sound waves to produce detailed images of the heart's size, structure and function, as well as detailed images of…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-04). Newly discovered genetic variants in a single gene cause neurodevelopmental disorder. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. — Mayo Clinic researchers have discovered that genetic variants in a neuro-associated gene called SPTBN1 are responsible for causing a neurodevelopmental disorder. The study, published in Nature Genetics, is a first step in finding a potential therapeutic strategy for this disorder, and it increases the number of genes known to be associated with conditions that affect how the brain functions. "The gene can now be included in genetic testing for people suspected of…

Staff (2021-07-04). Venezuela's Arreaza Rejects Right Wing Attacks Against Cuba's Abdala Vaccine. orinocotribune.com Venezuelan Foreign Affairs Minister Jorge Arreaza rejected the criticisms and attacks by sectors of the Venezuelan extreme right against Cuban medical collaboration with the people of Venezuela, once again exposing their lack of credibility and connection with reality. | Arreaza listed the attacks in a Twitter post, where he also criticized the Venezuelan opposition groups questioning the recent agreement between Venezuela and Cuba for the supply of the Cuban COVID-19 vaccine Abdala. "The Venezuelan right wing is obsessed with Cuba: they are not doctors, they are sorcerers (2003) [refering to the year Misión Barr…

Margaret Randall (2021-07-04). Nicaragua: Past Dreams, Today's Nightmare. zcomm.org The grandchildren of the Sandinista generation have no firsthand memories of the revolution but know the betrayal in its aftermath…

Jenny Jarvie (2021-07-04). Some residents confront their future on the coast. zcomm.org "Coastal Florida was not meant to be developed. As far as I'm concerned, it's greed. It's the nature of America."

Various Contributors (2021-07-04). Open Letter to the Nicaraguan government from U.S. solidarity workers (1979-1990). zcomm.org We believed then, and we continue to believe now, in the Nicaraguan people's right to self-determination…

Steve Wishnia (2021-07-04). Striking Alabama Miners Call Out NYC Hedge Funds for Bringing in Scabs. zcomm.org You take a six-dollar pay cut and what do you get? Five years older and no respect for the sacrifices you made to get your employer out of bankruptcy…

Jeffrey St. Clair (2021-07-04). Straight to Bechtel. counterpunch.org On the second anniversary of the invasion of Iraq, Bechtel, the gargantuan global construction firm based in San Francisco, issued its revenue numbers for 2004. While the situation continued to deteriorate for the US military forces in Iraq, Bechtel reported more fragrant news. Although the privately-owned company doesn't disclose its profits, Bechtel did announce that […] | To read this article, In order to read CP+ articles, you…

Chris Petersen (2021-07-04). Police pursuit scrutinised by coronial inquest into death in custody. greenleft.org.au The family of Gunnai, Gunditjmara and Wiradjuri man Raymond Noel Lindsay Thomas has waited four years to have their views on Victoria Police's practices and procedures heard in court, reports Chris Peterson.

Suzanne James (2021-07-04). Changes to mutual obligation rules penalise job seekers. greenleft.org.au While the vaccination roll-out limps along, job seeker and social security support is being reduced just when it is needed the most. Suzanne James reports.

_____ (2021-07-04). Historic Relief for American Families Is On Its Way to Your Bank Account. commondreams.org America is back—to the same old, same old.

Common Dreams (2021-07-04). Eye of Fire as Ocean burns in Gulf of Mexico foretells Earth Future if we Keep Burning Fossil Fuels. juancole.com By Julia Conley, staff writer | — ( Commondreams.org) — A fire that raged for hours in the Gulf of Mexico Friday offered the latest illustration of the climate emergency and the urgent need to end fossil fuel extraction and invest instead in burgeoning renewable energy industries. An underwater gas pipeline controlled by Mexico's state-owned …

_____ (2021-07-04). On Independence Day, Here's to My Friend Irving. commondreams.org If you're a parent, odds are you'll be getting a direct deposit very soon.

_____ (2021-07-04). The Heat Wave Shows Climate Change Is a Workers' Rights Issue. commondreams.org

Danny Schechter (2021-07-04). July 4: "Patriotic Rituals R Us". American Independence and Frederick Douglass' Echoes Through The Ages. globalresearch.ca This incisive article was written by the late Danny Schechter, renowned author, television producer, filmmaker and contributor to Global Research, first published on July 4th, 2014. Danny's thoughts and analysis will be remembered. | * * * | The wheel of …

Ramona du Houx (2021-07-03). Supreme Court guts voting rights when upholding Arizona's restrictions, elected officials. indybay.org The U.S. Supreme Court gutted most of what remains of the landmark Voting Rights Act. Once hailed as the most effective civil rights legislation in the nation's history, now the Supreme Court has turned on the promise of democracy, the promise of equality and equity for all. For without voting rights, communities of color and low income become disenfranchised, and equality and equity unfulfilled dreams.

Jessica Corbett (2021-07-03). Supreme Court Delivers Blow to the Voting Rights Act. zcomm.org After SCOTUS Upholds Arizona Limits, Congress Urged to Protect Voters and Expand Court…

Cornell William Clayton, Michael Ritter (2021-07-03). Supreme Court blunts voting rights in Arizona—and potentially nationwide—in controversial ruling. nationofchange.org The court's decision further erodes the Voting Rights Act. Attention now shifts to Congress to see whether it will respond.

Richard Becker (2021-07-03). Donald Rumsfeld — War criminal, torturer-in-chief, enemy of the world's people. liberationnews.org Donald Rumsfeld, a primary architect of the criminal wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, died on June 30. Rumsfeld was best known for his terms as Secretary of "Defense," 1975-77 and again in 2001-06. As is standard practice for nearly all high government officials on their death, the corporate mass media, while not without mild criticism, …

WSWS repost (2021-07-03). War criminal Rumsfeld dies, but his militarist legacy lives on. indybay.org The crimes for which Rumsfeld is justifiably detested the world over have in the course of past two decades been fully normalized by US imperialism under Democrats and Republicans alike.

Andrew J. Bacevich (2021-07-03). "He Was a Disaster" zcomm.org Ret. Col. Andrew Bacevich on Donald Rumsfeld's Legacy as Architect of Iraq War…

_____ (2021-07-03). How Donald Rumsfeld Micromanaged Torture. strategic-culture.org What Rumsfeld did not mention in all his public protestations of regret over Abu Ghraib was that in the same month of May 2004 he had on his desk a report prepared by the Navy inspector general's office detailing the interrogation methods, refined in their cruelty, being practiced on Jose Padilla and other inmates in the South Carolina naval brig.

_____ (2021-07-03). Redeem American Ideals: US Government Must End the Political Prosecution of Julian Assange. commondreams.org Resistance to Line 3 Pipeline in Minnesota is escalating.

_____ (2021-07-03). Biden Has the Power to End This Outrage and Stop Enbridge Line 3. commondreams.org "Having to put out a fire in the middle of the Gulf of Mexico feels just too difficult to believe. And yet…"

_____ (2021-07-03). Defund Line 3 Art Solidarity: We Will Paint the Future. commondreams.org "It's about damn time," said one journalist.

Staff (2021-07-03). Nancy Hollander: Alex Saab Must be Released as ECOWAS Ruled ('The Mauritanian' of Venezuela). orinocotribune.com In an interview with journalist Caleb Maupin, the renowned US lawyer and specialist in international criminal law Nancy Hollander was forceful in stating that Alex Saab's case "has implications for any country that is sanctioned, and there are a number of them." For Maduro's government in particular, she added, "it has implications for the US's constant efforts to overthrow it," which is why she considered the arrest of anyone with diplomatic immunity as a "very bad precedent." | Hollander, who is also a consultant specialized in criminal procedures in Europe, stressed that the ruling of the Economic Community of…

The Conversation (2021-07-03). What the Supreme Court ruling on Arizona Law means for your Right to Vote. juancole.com By Cornell William Clayton and Michael Ritter | — Arizona may keep two voting laws that Republicans say protect election integrity and Democrats believe will make it harder for some residents to cast ballots. That's the United States Supreme Court's decision in Brnovich v. Democratic National Committee, one of the decade's most important voting rights …

_____ (2021-07-03). Rumsfeld's Legacy of torture in U.S. imperialist history. strategic-culture.org Accolades may continue to pour in for Rumsfeld, but history will continue to judge the ravages of U.S. imperialist violence. | Fellow U.S. war criminals have eulogized the former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld upon news of his death. "A faithful steward of our armed forces," former U.S. President George W Bush

Walden Bello (2021-07-03). The Three Revolutions of the Chinese Communist Party. zcomm.org The Communist Party of China led three revolutions of world-historic significance in its short 100-year-history: national liberation, the "Cultural Revolution," and China's rapid capitalist transformation…

WSWS (2021-07-03). Moscow out of beds to treat COVID-19 patients as cases spike across the country. wsws.org In the grip of a third wave of infections, Russia's medical facilities are once again on the verge of being overwhelmed by the coronavirus.

Michael Welch (2021-07-03). Canada Day Summer 2021. Mourning the Victims of the Nations "Residential Schools" globalresearch.ca "Many "corrections" are still needed to rid Canada of the structural violence and systemic racism that has evolved here over the past five centuries. One step in this process is to revise our understanding of history and to do …

Kevin Annett (2021-07-03). First Nations: Why an Apology is Wrong, and Deceptive: Bringing Humanity to Bear on the Residential School Atrocity. globalresearch.ca First published by Global Research on May 25, 2008. | Author's Note: | This article below was offered to the Canadian media as an exclusive piece last week, and was rejected or ignored by the following newspapers: | The Globe and Mail, The …

Kevin Annett (2021-07-03). First Nations: Why an Apology is Wrong, and Deceptive: Bringing Humanity to Bear on the Residential School Atrocity. globalresearch.ca First published by Global Research on May 5, 2008. | Author's Note: | This article below was offered to the Canadian media as an exclusive piece last week, and was rejected or ignored by the following newspapers: | The Globe and Mail, The …

_____ (2021-07-03). Bolsonaro And The CIA Conspire Against "New Pink Tide" In South America. popularresistance.org In Brazil, Chile and Colombia, the United States' three key allies in South America, left wing candidates currently lead election polls for forthcoming elections, against a backdrop of massive street protests against their far-right, US-supported leaders, in what many are describing as a repeat of the "pink tide" that swept the continent twenty years ago.

teleSUR (2021-07-03). Massacres Climb to 47 in Colombia so Far This Year. telesurenglish.net Colombia's Institute for Development and Peace Studies (INDEPAZ) reported a new massacre in the Cauca department where three young men were shot to death. | RELATED: | Coming from the Argelia municipality, the victims were traveling near the Balboa town where unidentified armed individuals killed them. | The three young men had several gunshot wounds, and their bodies were abandoned on a road in the El Filo passage l…

Gloria La Riva (2021-07-03). Venezuela's 200 years of independence celebrated with International Bicentennial Congress. liberationnews.org The Battle of Carabobo ended on June 24, 1821 spelling the end of the Spanish colonizers' rule in what are now Venezuela, Colombia and Panama.

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-07-03). A Brief History of Paramilitarism in Colombia and Its Impact on the Current National Strike. libya360.wordpress.com Vicente Guevara El Paro Nacional that began on April 28th, 2021 has now been going on for over 2 months. During this time, the international community has been able to witness the horrific types of violence that the Colombian population has been subjected to for decades now. Although much of the violence being seen in…

_____ (2021-07-03). #FreeAssange: Wikileaks Founder Turns 50 While Still Detained In Prison. popularresistance.org On June 26 of this year, Stundin reported how Sigurdur Ingi Thordarson, a diagnosed sociopath and serial fraudster who cosied up to US authorities seeking to further their case against Assange, admitted that he'd spun a false narrative to advance his own interests. | This was not the first time that evidence related to charges against Assange turned out to be fabricated or trumped-up.

_____ (2021-07-03). #FreeAssange: Embattled Wikileaks Founder Turns 50 While Still Detained In A UK Prison. popularresistance.org On June 26 of this year, Stundin reported how Sigurdur Ingi Thordarson, a diagnosed sociopath and serial fraudster who cosied up to US authorities seeking to further their case against Assange, admitted that he'd spun a false narrative to advance his own interests. | This was not the first time that evidence related to charges against Assange turned out to be fabricated or trumped-up.

_____ (2021-07-03). US Censorship Is Increasingly Official. popularresistance.org The attempts to muzzle the press did not start with Trump, however. President Obama oversaw a war on whistleblowers like Edward Snowden, and ensured that Julian Assange has spent the best part of a decade in hiding or in prison. Assange's most notable journalistic action was to release the Iraq War Logs and the Collateral Murder video, which showed US pilots massacring civilians—including two Reuters journalists—in cold blood.

Cynthia Papermaster (2021-07-03). Saturday 7/3: "Free Julian Assange" Birthday Street Party. indybay.org Women's Building, 3543 18th Street, San Francisco…

Editor2 (2021-07-03). Two Major Developments in Julian Assange's Case Could be Game-Changing. orinocotribune.com By Steve Topple — Jun 30, 2021 | The case of Assange: MPs take action | First, former British Labour MP Jeremy Corbyn and current Labour MPs Diane Abbott and Richard Burgon visited Belmarsh prison. They delivered a letter from a group of 20 MPs, including themselves. As Corbyn tweeted, the letter demanded that the prison let them "exercise our right as Parliamentarians to v…

Titlethe Climate Crisis Demands Democracy Reform (2021-07-03). The Climate Crisis Demands Democracy Reform. commondreams.org "President Joe Biden must let Julian Assange go free if he wants the United States to become a beacon for a free press once again," said Assange's partner.

Ben Norton (2021-07-03). Julian Assange spends 50th birthday in prison — Protesters demand freedom for WikiLeaks journalist. thegrayzone.com Julian Assange turns 50 on July 3. Protesters rallied outside the US Department of Justice in Washington, DC, demanding the release of the imprisoned WikiLeaks journalist.

WSWS (2021-07-03). Corporate media blacks out admission that witness against Assange lied for US indictment. wsws.org A Google News search indicates that not a single English-language corporate publication has reported the confession of a key US witness against Assange that his allegations were false.

WSWS (2021-07-03). Assange turns 50 in Belmarsh prison, his life still under threat. wsws.org Assange has now spent more than one fifth of his life persecuted by the US state and its allies.

Staff (2021-07-03). 21N Elections: Auditors Consider Voting Software Robust and Secure. orinocotribune.com The technical commission in charge of carrying out an exhaustive audit of the CNE's Automated Voting System (SAV) has informed at a press conference that the software that will be used for the November 21 elections is robust, and its security is fully guaranteed. | Presenting a report on the first phase of the audit of the automated voting system of Venezuela's National Electoral Council (CNE), Professor Robinson Rivas of Simón Bolívar University, affirmed that, thus far, the audit has shown satisfactory results. | Rivas, who is part of the audit team, explained that there has been no international support for th…

WSWS (2021-07-03). UK: Labour scrapes a win in Batley and Spen by-election as support collapse continues. wsws.org Sir Keir Starmer remains unchallenged as Labour leader not because of winning a narrow victory, but because he faces no opposition from the party's nominal "left".

Editor2 (2021-07-03). Nicaragua: The New Contras. orinocotribune.com By Miguel Necoechea — Jun 27, 2021 | Luis Carrión Cruz, former commander of the Sandinista Revolution and member of Unamos, the new organization that emerged from the dissolution of the Movimiento Renovador Sandinista, a small dissident group led by the Nicaraguan petty bourgeoisie that won only 6. 4% of the votes in the 2006 presidential elections (since than it has no longer participated), is wrong when he claims that the president of Nicaragua, Daniel Ortega Saavedra, intends to negotiate with US President Joe Biden for the liberation of the "13 hostages abducted by the regime." Carrión made this comment…

WSWS (2021-07-03). Michigan county sheriff coordinated with Trump advisors to try and seize voting machines. wsws.org A trove of email messages shows that Barry County Sheriff Dar Leaf attempted to seize voting machines in Michigan in cooperation with top Trump advisors, who were seeking to overturn the results of the 2020 elections.

WSWS (2021-07-03). Michigan county sheriff coordinated with Trump advisers to try and seize voting machines. wsws.org A trove of email messages shows that Barry County Sheriff Dar Leaf attempted to seize voting machines in Michigan in cooperation with top Trump advisers, who were seeking to overturn the results of the 2020 elections.

Commonwealth Club (2021-07-03). Monday 7/26: The Right to Vote at Age 18: Gen Z and the Fight Against Voter Suppression. indybay.org Online event (FREE)…

Tanya Wadhwa (2021-07-03). Mexican state of Hidalgo legalizes abortion. peoplesdispatch.org On June 30, the Congress of the Mexican state of Hidalgo, with 16 votes in favor and 14 abstentions, The legislators who voted in favor of the reproductive rights of women all bel…

WSWS (2021-07-03). US Supreme Court upholds restrictive Arizona voting rules. wsws.org The escalating attack on democratic rights reflects the rightward shift of the entire ruling class in the aftermath of the January 6 coup attempt.

Jim Hightower (2021-07-03). The GOP is trying to outlaw democracy. nationofchange.org The goal (and duty) of every public official ought to be maximizing voter turnout—after all, the more Americans vote, the stronger our democracy.

Dean Baker (2021-07-03). Cheap Fun Saturday: Job Growth Under Biden and Trump. cepr.net Yes, it is that time of month again. As I always say, this sort of comparison is silly, since there are so many factors determining job growth that have nothing to do with the person in the White House. But, we all know that Trump and the Republicans would be touting this to the sky …

sputniknews (2021-07-03). 'Did Joe Biden Authorise The Plan?' Maduro Accuses US of Planning His Assassination. sputniknews.com This is not the first time that Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has accused Washington of plotting to assassinate him. In 2019, similar accusations were leveled at former US President Donald Trump.

Manlio Dinucci (2021-07-03). El paladín de los derechos humanos, ‚ÄéJoseph Robinette Biden Jr.‚Äé. globalizacion.ca El presidente estadounidense Joe Biden ofrece una imagen de personaje amable, bueno ‚Äéy preocupado por los derechos de todo ser humano. Bueno, al menos es lo que quieren ‚Äéque creamos… pero hay quisquillosos que se empeñan en recordar la responsabilidad…

John Feffer (2021-07-03). Why Is Biden's Foreign Policy So…Conventional? zcomm.org America is back–to the same old, same old…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-07-03). Exposed: CIA Plot to Assassinate President Maduro and High-Ranking Members of Venezuela's Government. libya360.wordpress.com BREAKING: President Maduro says reliable intelligence sources indicate plans brewing for a new assassination attempt against Venezuelan political and military leaders. @NicolasMaduro asks whether Biden is aware of Craig Faller and the CIA Director's plans to assassinate him. pic.twitter.com/fmMBjjqQrI — Kawsachun News (@KawsachunNews) July 3, 2021 Trump gave the order for the magnicide attempt of…

William Janeway (2021-07-03). Lessons from the First New Deal for the Next One. indybay.org During the four years of the Trump Administration, the attack on state capacity accelerated in new ways. On the one hand, any existing element of the Federal Government that could be deemed concerned with responding to climate change was proposed for liquidation, as was the Energy Department's Advanced Research Projects Agency.

WSWS (2021-07-03). The democratic issues in Bill Cosby's release. wsws.org On Thursday, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court overturned the April 2018 conviction of actor and entertainer Bill Cosby, ordering his immediate release from prison. The court ruled that the prosecution violated Cosby's Fifth Amendment right to protection against forced self-incrimination.

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-07-03). The CIA, Brazil and the New Cold War with China. libya360.wordpress.com Nathalia Urban The imperative behind CIA director William J. Burns classified trip to Brazil appears to be part of an effort to contain and prevent ascendance of South American governments allied with, or sympathetic to, the Peoples Republic of China. The recent visit to Brazil by the director of CIA William J. Burns was focused on…

_____ (2021-07-03). Liberals And Congress Retreat Rather Than Fight For National Single Payer Medicare For All. popularresistance.org At a Bernie Sanders healthcare town hall last year, Rep. Pramila Jayapal glibly stated that the problem to enacting Medicare for All was not more education of the public, but a question of "political will" necessary to actually push it forward. Yet, despite a pandemic, which has laid bare the inequalities and deficiencies of our healthcare system coupled with Democrat majorities in three branches of government, Medicare for All seems off the table. Where is the political will?

_____ (2021-07-03). Liberals And Congress Retreat Rather Than Fight For Medicare For All. popularresistance.org At a Bernie Sanders healthcare town hall last year, Rep. Pramila Jayapal glibly stated that the problem to enacting Medicare for All was not more education of the public, but a question of "political will" necessary to actually push it forward. Yet, despite a pandemic, which has laid bare the inequalities and deficiencies of our healthcare system coupled with Democrat majorities in three branches of government, Medicare for All seems off the table. Where is the political will?

_____ (2021-07-03). The Terrible Origins of July 4th. popularresistance.org "He has excited domestic insurrections amongst us, and has endeavoured to bring on the inhabitants of our frontiers, the merciless Indian Savages, whose known rule of warfare, is an undistinguished destruction of all ages, sexes and conditions." — Declaration of Independence…

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2021-07-03). July 1st 1867: Canada's National Sovereignty: US War Department Plan to Invade and Bomb Canadian Cities (1920-39). globalresearch.ca In the late 1920s, Washington formulated a top secret plan to invade Canada, entitled "Joint Army and Navy Basic War Plan — Red". The plan was approved by the US War Department under the presidency of Herbert Hoover in 1930.

teleSUR (2021-07-03). Social Leader Milagro Sala To Reach 2,000 Days in Prison. telesurenglish.net On Friday, lawmakers and human rights activists participated in a virtual forum demanding the release of the Indigenous social leader Milagro Sala who complies with a house arrest order in Argentina. | RELATED: | Called "Jallalla Women", the event was attended by over 20 women who warned that Salas will reach 2,000 days in prison on July 8. | Plaza de Mayo's Mother organization founder Taty Almeida, presidential advisor Dora Barrancos, and Women, Gender and Dive…

ecns.cn (2021-07-03). China-Africa cooperation has revitalized war against malaria: WHO official. ecns.cn The realization of zero malaria status by African countries by 2030 could be within reach thanks to technical support provided by China to help combat the tropical disease, a World Health Organization (WHO) official has said.

sputniknews (2021-07-03). Astronomers Uncover 'Extreme' Ultra-Dense, Moon-Sized White Dwarf Nearing Collapse. sputniknews.com White dwarfs are ancient stars that develop after having exhausted their nuclear fuel and expelling the majority of its outer materials. Typically, said stars carry about half the mass of the Sun and maintain a size just slightly larger than the Earth. However, that's not the case for all, it seems.

Staff (2021-07-03). 'Colossal and devastating' ransomware attack targets hundreds of US companies, cyber researchers say. rt.com A ransomware attack appears to be underway against the remote IT management platform Kaseya, affecting many of its clients, the US cyber security agency said. Researchers blame the same hackers who went after the meatpacker JBS. | The US Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) Supply cha…

Staff (2021-07-03). Vatican hails vaccinations as 'one of the greatest achievements' of modern science in push against vaccine skepticism. rt.com The official bioethics academy of the Catholic Church has come forward alongside a host of global medical associations to demand an end to the "myths and disinformation" interfering with the fight against Covid-19. | The Pontifical Council of Life (VPCL) and several international physicians' groups spoke with reporters on Friday in what was

Anonymous007 (2021-07-03). Military Situation In Yemen On July 3, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | The Liaison and Coordination Officers' Operations Room (loyal to Ansar Allah) reported 168 ceasefire violations in al-Hudaydah during the past 24 hours | On July 2, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted 9 airstrikes on the Sarwah area | On July 2, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted 3 airstrikes on the Majzar area | On July 2, the Saudi-led forces attacked Ansar Allah positions in Somaah area east of Baydha | On July 3, clashes between Ansar Allah and Saudi-led forces co…

Anonymous007 (2021-07-03). Military Situation In Syria On July 3, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On July 3, Russia reported that Idlib militants violated the ceasefire regime in Greater Idlib 49 times: 23 — in Idlib province, 13 — in Latakia province, 7 — in Hama province, 6 — in Aleppo province | On July 2, SAA artillery shelled positions of Turkish-backed forces in Ariha town | On July 2, SAA artillery shelled positions of Turkish-backed forces in Banin village | On July 2, US forces carried out a military patrol near Malekiyah town | MORE ON…

Anonymous669 (2021-07-03). Russian Airstrikes Hit Greater Idlib Following Reports Of Near Chemical Weapons Provocation (Video, Photos). southfront.org A Russian Su-24 takes off on a combat mission at Hemeimeem airbase, Syria, on Thursday, Oct. 22, 2015. IMAGE: AP PHOTO/VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV | On July 3, warplanes of the Russian Aerospace Forces (VKS) carried out a series of airstrikes on the northwestern Syrian region of Greater Idlib where several terrorist groups are active. | Four airstrikes targeted the village of Sheikh Yousef in the western countryside of Idlib. Several positions of al-Qaeda-affiliated Hay'at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS), the de-facto ruler of Greater Idlib, a…

Staff (2021-07-03). Drug War Critics Slam Olympics for Suspending US Track Star Over Marijuana Use. truthout.org As American track star Sha'Carri Richardson on Friday apologized and accepted her suspension from the 100-meter sprint event at the upcoming Summer Olympics in Tokyo following a positive marijuana test, drug war abolitionists, progressive politicians, athletes, and other observers decried what they called the utter absurdity of a ban occurring amid a wave of U.S. cannabis legalization. |

Youth Art Exchange (2021-07-03). Saturday 7/24: Summertime Print & Sip Workshop with Yax Artist Alyssa Aviles. indybay.org Harmonic Brewing Thrive City | 7 Warriors Way Suite 206San Francisco, CA 94158United States…

Stephanie Midler (2021-07-03). Friday 7/9: Uhuru Furniture Off-Site Warehouse Sale. indybay.org Akwaaba Hall, 7911 MacArthur Blvd, Oakland, CA 94605…

Robert Norse (2021-07-03). Sounding a Warning in the Benchlands and the Broader Community. indybay.org On Tuesday, the Federal magistrate Susan Van Keulen ended federal protection of the Benchlands surivival campground for the last 6 months by dissolving the Injunction issued in January. I've been passing out flyers there regarding upcoming meetings to resist the dispersal order City authorities that will inevitably follow in the months ahead replete with false promises.

WSWS Repost (2021-07-03). The Fourth of July, six months after the January 6 fascistic insurrection. indybay.org The noxious product of social inequality and war creates the objective conditions for dictatorship. The defense of democratic rights, not only in the US but internationally, depends on the independent mobilization of the working class for socialism.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-03). Know your HIV status: Get tested. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org June 27 is National HIV Testing Day, a reminder to get tested and know your HIV status. Many people who have HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, aren't aware they have it. Early diagnosis allows for early treatment options that may delay the progression to AIDS. The Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-03). Reported cases of myocarditis in younger men following COVID-19 vaccination are rare; vaccination remains important. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. — Mayo Clinic researchers are taking a close look at rare cases of inflammation of the heart muscle, or myocarditis, in young men who developed symptoms shortly after receiving the second dose of the Moderna or Pfizer messenger RNA (mRNA) COVID-19 vaccines. Several recent studies suggest that health care professionals should watch for hypersensitivity myocarditis as a rare adverse reaction to being vaccinated for COVID-19. However, researchers stress that this awareness should not…

Sarah Glynn (2021-07-03). Turkey's invasion of northern Iraq could lead to Kurdish civil war. zcomm.org Attendees of a recent peace delegation responding to Turkey's incursions into the Kurdistan Region of Iraq were detained at Erbil airport…

_____ (2021-07-03). Shutting Down The British Arms Trade To Israel. popularresistance.org Palestine Action Has Made Headlines For Its Forceful Commitment To Shutting Down The Arms Trade Between Israel And The U.K., Trying To Do With Direct Action What Anti-War Organizations Have Long Been Calling For.

_____ (2021-07-03). PalAction: Shutting Down The British Arms Trade To Israel. popularresistance.org Palestine Action Has Made Headlines For Its Forceful Commitment To Shutting Down The Arms Trade Between Israel And The U.K., Trying To Do With Direct Action What Anti-War Organizations Have Long Been Calling For.

WSWS (2021-07-03). Hundreds dead throughout US Pacific Northwest, British Columbia in "once-in-a-millennium" heatwave. wsws.org Such scorching temperatures will become more commonplace as global warming continues unabated.

WSWS (2021-07-03). Hundreds dead throughout US Pacific Northwest, British Columbia in "once-in-a-millennium" heat wave. wsws.org Such scorching temperatures will become more commonplace as global warming continues unabated.

Takudzwa Hillary Chiwanza (2021-07-03). Celebrating Kenneth Kaunda — An Undying Beacon of Pan-Africanism. orinocotribune.com By Takudzwa Hillary Chiwanza — Jun 30, 2021 | Kaunda's inclusiveness had to empower Africans fighting white-minority settler regimes | The passing on of Zambia's first president Kenneth Kaunda elicited an outpour of grief from all corners of the world. The love shown to Kaunda proved beyond any reasonable doubt that he was a genuine bulwark of African independence and was committed to delivering emancipation to all African peoples. | Having been actively involved in Zambia's fight for independence from British rule (for which he was imprisoned for nine months), he became the leader of the independent nati…

_____ (2021-07-03). 'This Is Our Future' Without Climate Action, Advocates Warn After Pipeline Causes Fire in Gulf of Mexico. commondreams.org These revelations should indeed be shocking to all of us as they lay bare the true reality of Exxon's dangerous views as a corporation and how they work the political system to allow them to continue their damaging ways.

WSWS (2021-07-03). The Fourth of July in the United States, six months after the January 6 fascistic insurrection. wsws.org The noxious product of social inequality and war creates the objective conditions for dictatorship. The defense of democratic rights, not only in the US but internationally, depends on the independent mobilization of the working class for socialism.

WSWS (2021-07-03). German militarism and the war in Afghanistan. wsws.org Participation in the war in Afghanistan opened the way for the revival of German militarism. For the ruling class, the high price in human life and financial sacrifice was more than worth it.

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-07-03). Algeria: NATO's Permanent Naval Patrols in the Mediterranean. libya360.wordpress.com Rick Rozoff After the September 11, 2001 attacks in New York City and Washington, D.C. the North Atlantic Treaty Organization activated its Article 5 mutual military assistance clause for the first time. That action led to the military bloc's involvement in the war in Afghanistan as well as operations in and deployments to Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan,…

Rick Rozoff (2021-07-03). NATO's war in South Asia: "Single biggest challenge for the Polish Army since World War II" antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Polish soldiers return home from Afghanistan During a ceremony at Wroc≈Çaw Airport in the southwest of Poland, Defence Minister Mariusz B≈Çaszczak this week thanked his country's military contingent for its service and told the soldiers that their efforts were appreciated. "You have fulfilled your mission and proved that Polish Army soldiers are ready to support …

Rick Rozoff (2021-07-03). Mustafa Kemal Ataturk-2021 war games: preparing for the next war. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com "Mustafa Kemal Ataturk-2021" training held in Baku has ended The last stage of the "Mustafa Kemal Ataturk-2021" Azerbaijan-Turkey joint tactical exercises held in accordance with the Agreement on Military Cooperation between the Republic of Azerbaijan and the Republic of Turkey took place with the participation of high-level observers from both countries.

Rick Rozoff (2021-07-03). Margaret Fuller: The Fourth of July. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com ==== Anti-war essays, poems, short stories and literary excerpts American writers on peace and against war Women writers on peace and war ==== Margaret FullerFrom Fourth of July (1845) The bells ring; the cannon rouse the echoes along the river shore; the boys sally forth with shouts and little flags, and crackers enough to frighten …

Rick Rozoff (2021-07-03). Algeria: NATO's permanent naval patrols in the Mediterranean. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Algeria: NATO's permanent naval patrols in the Mediterranean After the September 11, 2001 attacks in New York City and Washington, D.C. the North Atlantic Treaty Organization activated its Article 5 mutual military assistance clause for the first time. That action led to the military bloc's involvement in the war in Afghanistan as well as operations …

Michael F. Brown (2021-07-03). Democrats compound "mistakes" by arming Israel. electronicintifada.net Blinken helps Lapid whitewash abuses and double down on new ones.

Lucía Eugenia Córdova (2021-07-03). First Phase of PSUV Primaries: Results & Next Steps—Some Governors Excluded. orinocotribune.com After four days of tabulating the results and analyzing the internal application process held last Sunday, June 27, the National Electoral Commission of the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV) reported that a total of 57,003 women and 43,972 men were nominated for a total of 100,975 applicants for leadership positions. | "It is an impressive number," said the first vice president of the party, Diosdado Cabello. "That is the first highly positive report—that a party, from its bases, nominates more than one hundred thousand people for leadership in popularly elected positions." | Cabello also specified…

Staff (2021-07-03). Black Lives Matter gestures given green light for Tokyo Games as Olympic chiefs confirm athletes can kneel before events are held. rt.com The International Olympic Committee appears to have fully opened the door to gestures such as the taking of the knee for Black Lives Matter at this summer's games in Tokyo, easing the rules after consulting thousands of athletes. | A new version of International Olympic Committee (IOC) guidelines, produced to provide "further clarity and guidance" to athletes, gives stars the "opportunity to express their views" in areas including media zones and centers, at press conferences and on social media. | In a potentially telling section for competitors planning to repeat the kneeling gesture that has become prevalen…

_____ (2021-07-03). Olympics Chiefs Relax Protest Rules For Tokyo Games. popularresistance.org The decision came amid calls to relax rule 50.2 of the Olympic Charter, which states: "No kind of demonstration or political, religious or racial propaganda is permitted in any Olympic sites, venues or other areas." The International Olympic Committee (IOC) had promised to review the rule after the Black Lives Matter movement gained global support.

Dongsheng News (2021-07-03). News on China | No. 57. dissidentvoice.org

ecns.cn (2021-07-03). Chinese historical drama "1921" dominates China's box office. ecns.cn Domestic historical drama "1921" led the Chinese box office chart on Friday, pocketing 44.12 million yuan (around 6.8 million U.S.Coming in third was romantic comedy "Man in Love," which earned about 5.48 million yuan on Friday. Enditem…

Staff (2021-07-03). China's foreign minister calls for international 'Great Wall of Immunity' to stop Covid-19. rt.com Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi called on the international community to work together to build a "Great Wall of Immunity" against Covid-19 on Saturday. | During a speech to the 9th World Peace Forum in Beijing, Wang The most urgent priority is to expedite the construction of the 'Great Wall of Immunity' to fend off the virus, surpass political discrimination and carry ou…

Vijay Prashad (2021-07-03). China Pulls Itself Out of Poverty 100 Years Into Its Revolution. zcomm.org By 2025, China will become a "high-income" economy by World Bank international standards…

_____ (2021-07-03). VIDEO: Congratulations to China on Centennial Success. strategic-culture.org The "Chinese dream" seems to be very real and the Communist party is mostly responsible.

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-07-03). 100 Years Since the Founding of the CPC: China's Model, Aspiration and Epic. libya360.wordpress.com Franco Vielma The Communist Party of China has completed 100 years of shaping the history of its country in an undeniable epic (Photo: Xihuan News ) The Communist Party of China (CPC) has reached the milestone of its first centennial. Amid lavish celebrations, the ruling party of the People's Republic under Xi Jinping, the highest…

Rick Rozoff (2021-07-03). Russian-led CSTO says 1,000 Azerbaijani troops entering Armenia is "border incident" antibellum679354512.wordpress.com SeeArmy Chief: 1,000 Azerbaijani soldiers are still in the territory of Armenia impotence — noun, inability to take effective action; helplessness treason — noun, the action of betraying someone or something redundancy — noun, the state of being not or no longer needed or useful Moscow-led alliance views situation in southern Armenia as border incident …

ecns.cn (2021-07-03). Africa sounds alarm over Delta variant. ecns.cn The Delta variant has attributed to surging numbers of COVID-19 infection cases in some African countries, with experts fearing it may bring disastrous consequences to the continent.

CA Poor People's Campaign & Partners (2021-07-03). Thursday 7/8: #ChildTaxCredit: Keep Families Afloat Rally & Ice Cream Social in Sacramento. indybay.org Jack Davis Park in South Oak Park neighborhood, 16th Street & 44th Street, Sacramento 95820 | Masks required. Follow current COVID safety guidelines: covid19.ca.gov/safely-reopening/#continu…

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