Daily Archives: July 5, 2021

2021-07-05: News Headlines

Staff (2021-07-05). New Documentary, Nicaragua Against Empire, Highlights Nicaragua's Resistance to US Sanctions. orinocotribune.com Los Angeles, California, July 2 — Ramiro Sebastián Fúnez, an independent content creator, has produced and released a new documentary titled "Nicaragua Against Empire," highlighting Nicaragua's resistance to U.S. sanctions. | In March of 2021, Ramiro traveled to Nicaragua as part of a 13-member delegation. The trip was organized by the Sanctions Kill coalition and the Friends of the Rural Workers' Association, known as the ATC. | The delegation traveled to Nicaragua to understand the effects of imperialist sanctions on ordinary Nicaraguans and how they're fighting back. They also witnessed the wide range of…

Editor2 (2021-07-05). Is Peru on the Verge of a Coup? orinocotribune.com By Alejandra García — Jul 1, 2021 | One month after holding the run-off election, Peru still has no president-elect. The winning candidate, leftist Pedro Castillo, hasn't assumed the country's leadership yet because the Peruvian right-wing insists that widespread election fraud has taken place, although judicial authorities say otherwise. | Peru's National Office of Electoral Processes (ONPE) concluded the official vote count on June 15. Since then, Castillo's rival, right-wing Keiko Fujimori, has been waging a legal battle without solid grounds to reverse the result of this electoral process, which was labe…

imperial.ac.uk (2021-07-06). Fast lab-free COVID-19 test platform DnaNudge wins prestigious Academy award. imperial.ac.uk Imperial start-up DnaNudge has won the Royal Academy of Engineering MacRobert Award for its rapid, lab-free and reliable COVID-19 PCR test.

Editor2 (2021-07-05). Why are the 3 Latin American Countries with the Fewest COVID-19 Deaths not in the News? orinocotribune.com By José Manzaneda — Jul 1, 2021 | Do you know which three countries have the lowest number of COVID-19 deaths per capita in Latin America? The data is provided by the US Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, yet curiously it is not headline news. Do you know why? Because they are Nicaragua, Cuba and Venezuela—countries subject to US blockade and sanctions, and with public-oriented healthcare policies. | Let's talk about press freedom in Russia and the USA. Vladimir Putin attended an hour-long press conference with all the Western networks to report on his recent meeting with Joe Biden. At the la…

Gregory Shupak (2021-07-05). Media Applaud the New Cold Wars—but Could US be More Aggressive, Please? orinocotribune.com By Gregory Shupak — Jul 1, 2021 | US media are fixin' for a fight with China, Russia—or both. Commentary on the recent G7 and NATO summits, as well as President Joe Biden's meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, was replete with examples of news outlets alternately praising the Biden administration for ramping up new cold wars with China and Russia, and criticizing it for not being even more aggressive. As it propagandized about the US supposedly fighting for democracy, this coverage betrayed a total indifference to the potential costs of these hostilities. | The Wall Street Journal (6/22/21) a…

Anonymous007 (2021-07-05). Military Situation In Somalia On July 5, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On July 4, Mohamed Abdi Suubiye, a senior Al-Shabaab commander was killed by Somalian Army in Darussalam village in Aadan Yabaal town | On July 4, at least 10 Al-Shabaab militants were killed after militants attacked a security checkpoint on the road between Dhusamareb town and El-Dhere village | On July 4, at least 10 people were killed in a suicide explosion in Mogadishu ahead of parliamentary and presidential elections | On July 4, two were killed and two other wounded by…

Jessica Corbett (2021-07-05). Minneapolis City Council Joins Opposition to Pipeline. zcomm.org The resolution, which notes that Minneapolis declared a climate emergency in December 2019, clearly states the city's opposition to Line 3 and "calls on every elected leader with the authority to stop its construction to do so immediately."

Peoples Dispatch (2021-07-05). Algerian leftist party leader Fethi Ghares arrested on trumped up charges. peoplesdispatch.org Algerian opposition politician and head of the leftist Democratic and Social Movement Party (MDS) Fethi Ghares was arrested by the police. He has been arrested on multiple charges, including for allegedly "insulting the president" and "dissemination of information that could undermine national unity." According to the prisoners' rights group, National Committee for the Liberation of Detainees (CNLD), plain clothes-policemen arrested him from his home in Algiers. | After obtaining a search warrant, the police brought him back to his home and proceeded to conduct a search, following which Ghares was taken to an und…

Ramona du Houx (2021-07-05). 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.

Robert S. Becker (2021-07-05). 'Scheme to defraud'—the perfect legacy of the epic Trump crime wave. nationofchange.org Measured by how often he's been caught, Trump's ultimate delusion is the fake invulnerability that he irrationally awarded himself.

Nick Mottern (2021-07-05). Biden Acknowledges "Over The Horizon" Air Attacks Planned Against Taliban. zcomm.org Now that Independence Day has passed, perhaps the President will be more willing to answer questions about the real goals of "over the horizon"

Staff (2021-07-05). "The Second": Carol Anderson on the Racist History Behind the Constitutional Right to Bear Arms. democracynow.org As gun violence soars in the United States, we look at the Second Amendment and its racist roots with Carol Anderson, author of the new book, "The Second: Race and Guns in a Fatally Unequal America." In the book, Anderson details how the Second Amendment was written to empower local militia groups to put down slave revolts and protect plantation owners. She writes the Second Amendment is "rooted in fear of Black people, to deny them their rights, to keep them from tasting liberty." Carol Anderson joined us from Atlanta, where she is a professor at Emory University. She is also the author of "One Person, No Vote:…

WSWS (2021-07-05). US coronavirus cases rise as Biden, media declare pandemic over. wsws.org Confirmed cases of the coronavirus in the United States rose 17 percent during the two weeks leading up to the July 4 holiday weekend, figures which belie the ongoing campaign by the Biden administration and US media to declare the country's "independence" from the pandemic.

Anonymous007 (2021-07-05). Russia, China Preparing "Pearl Harbor-Style" Attack On U.S., Japanese Official Warns. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | Russia and China are allegedly preparing military exercise to threaten Taiwan, but also Pearl Harbor. | This claim came from none other than Japan. Tokyo's deputy Yasuhide Nakayama told the Hudson Institute that the US should be worried about Pearl Harbor."We have to show the deterrence towards China, and not just China but also the Russians, because, as I told you, that they are doing their exercises together," Nakayama said. | Nakayama, who was "unusually frank" about the need for democrat…

Wendell Potter, Joe Sanberg (2021-07-05). Covid-19 Is a Wake-Up Call for American Health Care. thenation.com Covid-19 Is a Wake-Up Call for American Health Care…

Emilie Dye (2021-07-05). Is Fulton v the City of Philadelphia Really a Win for Freedom of Religion? counterpunch.org Many are heralding the Supreme Court's decision in Fulton v Philadelphia as a win for freedom of religion when in fact it is just the opposite. The Supreme Court has required the City of Philadelphia to continue to hire an organisation guilty of using a government contract to enforce their ideology and potentially negatively impact

Prof. Marjorie Cohn (2021-07-05). Supreme Court Drives a Stake Through the Heart of the Voting Rights Act. globalresearch.ca

Staff (2021-07-05). "The Hill We Climb, If Only We Dare It": Watch Amanda Gorman, Youngest Inaugural Poet in U.S. History. democracynow.org Amanda Gorman became the youngest inaugural poet in U.S. history when she spoke at the inauguration of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris. She was 22 years old when she read "The Hill We Climb," a poem she finished right after the insurrection at the Capitol on January 6. We continue our July Fourth special broadcast with Gorman's remarkable address.

Binoy Kampmark (2021-07-05). The Known Knowns of Donald Rumsfeld. counterpunch.org "On the morning of September 11, 2001, Donald Rumsfeld ran to the fire at the Pentagon to assist the wounded and ensure the safety of survivors," expressed a mournful George W. Bush in a statement. "For the next five years, he was in steady service as a wartime secretary of defense — a duty he

Patrick Cockburn (2021-07-05). Into the Quagmire with Donald Rumsfeld. counterpunch.org As President Ronald Reagan's special envoy to the Middle East, Rumsfeld travelled to Baghdad to shake hands with Saddam Hussein and assure him of US support in the eight-year war that the Iraqi dictator had launched against Iran. His camaraderie with Saddam reflected American strategy at the time, but it also showed Rumsfeld's liking for people with power and his dismissiveness towards those without it.

Daniela Jimenez (2021-07-05). What is Behind Arrest of Javier Tarazona from NGO Fundaredes? orinocotribune.com The arrest of Javier Tarazona, director of the NGO Fundaredes, became a trending topic this Saturday, July 3. The previous day, prosecutors had requested the arrest of Tarazona and two of his collaborators to the Third Court with jurisdiction in terrorism, for the crimes of incitement of hatred and terrorism, based on Venezuelan law. | According to the evidence presented, Fundaredes is nothing more than an entity that serves the interests of the Colombian government in its attempts to destabilize Venezuela from both sides of the border. This alleged NGO served to promote war propaganda from Apure state, when the…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-07-05). Conservative government in the UK set to remove all COVID-19 restrictions despite warnings. peoplesdispatch.org The UK is witnessing a surge in COVID-19 cases with around 24,000 cases recorded on Sunday. However, the country proposes to end of all restrictions on July 19…

Gerald Horne (2021-07-05). 'Against Left-Wing White Nationalism': Gerald Horne's Response to 'The White Republic and the Struggle for Racial Justice'. towardfreedom.org With the United States' Independence Day (July 4) having passed, Toward Freedom is re-printing this analysis by Gerald Horne, which originally appeared in OrganizingUpgrade.com.

Rick Rozoff (2021-07-05). Rehearsing for conflict with Armenia, Greece and India: Turkey inaugurates NATO-backed bloc from Balkans to Chinese border. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Rehearsing for conflict with Armenia, Greece and India: Turkey inaugurates NATO-backed bloc from Balkans to Chinese border Turkey has recently hosted and led several military exercises with the word Anatolian (Anadolu) as part of their code names, but two in particular, occurring simultaneously, warrant close examination. They are Anatolian 21 and Anatolian Eagle 2021: the …

Fight Back (2021-07-05). Philippines: End Duterte's state terrorism, junk the Anti-Terrorism Law. fightbacknews.org Fight Back News Service is circulating the following July 3 statement from the Communist Party of the Philippines. | State terrorism under the Duterte tyranny continues to intensify under the wrongly named Anti-Terrorism Law (ATL), enacted exactly a year ago today. Duterte's police and military forces have carried out heightened systematic attacks against civilians as part of his desperate war to suppress the people's democratic resistance and his scheme to perpetuate himself in power. | The CPP is one with the broad democratic forces of the Filipino people in demanding the repeal of the draconian ATL. | In wiel…

ecns.cn (2021-07-05). U.S. media says Florida building's collapse "tragedy beyond tragedy" ecns.cn There had been years of missed warnings, mixed messaging and delayed action, before the collapse of a condo in the U.S. state of Florida on June 24 that has so far left at least 24 dead and 126 unaccounted for, reported CNN late Saturday.

Rick Rozoff (2021-07-05). Ever-widening arc: Mongolia, Turkey united in framework of NATO partnership. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Ever-widening arc: Mongolia, Turkey united in framework of NATO partnership On July Turkey's Daily Sabah featured an opinion piece by the Mongolian ambassador to Turkey, Ravdan Bold, entitled Mongolia, Turkey friendship toward strategic partnership. He began his article by drawing parallels between the histories of the two countries. In only the second sentence, however, he …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-05). 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…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-05). 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 …

WSWS (2021-07-05). Ethiopia wracked by internal war and inter-state conflict as famine rages in Tigray. wsws.org Abiy's loss of Mekelle marks a turning point in a war that has plunged Ethiopia, Africa's second most populous country of 112 million people, into chaos amid escalating ethnic conflicts around the country.

Paul Haeder (2021-07-05). Sending Love to the Daughter I Always Wanted. dissidentvoice.org Balance. Inside out, outside in. From science driven diving, environmental warrior in the 1970s — in AZ, in Mexico, in the Sea of Cortez — to small-town daily newspaperman: Tucson, Bisbee, Wilcox, Sierra Vista, and all these small towns in several rural counties south, on the borderline. El Paso, New Mexico, Mexico, Central America. Teacher, …

Staff (2021-07-05). Taliban says seizing Kabul not a military objective, but warns policy could change if foreign troops stay past exit deadline. rt.com The Taliban has hinted that Kabul could become a military target should any foreign troops remain in the Afghan capital past the US-led coalition's withdrawal deadline, as the insurgent group continues to seize more territory. | Taliban spokesman Suhail Shaheen told the BBC that any foreign soldiers who stay behind after the September exit agreement risk being treated as occupiers. He said that, while capturing the Afghan capital was "not Taliban policy," nothing would be off the table should foreign forces — including military contractors — remain in the capital after the withdrawal was complete.

Staff (2021-07-05). Thai police order evacuation & warn of possible second explosion after massive blast at chemical plant near Bangkok (VIDEOS). rt.com An unexplained explosion at a chemical plant near Bangkok, Thailand sparked a massive inferno, resulting in nearly two dozen injuries. Authorities have evacuated the area over concerns that another blast is imminent. | The explosion occurred in the early hours of Monday at the Ming Dih Chemical factory, located in a village outside the Thai capital. The factory produces plastic foam and pellets. | According to reports, the resulting fire engulfed the entire factory compound — comprised of five or six warehouses — as well as homes and buildings within a one-kilometer (0.6-mile) radius of the blast sit…

Edward Curtin (2021-07-05). Drinking Coffee in the Early Morning Rain and Thinking of Donald Rumsfeld. dissidentvoice.org It's been raining incessantly for three days. It is a cool early morning in the beginning of July and I have just made a cup of coffee. Now an electrical power outage has occurred and so I am sitting in a rocking chair in the semi-darkness savoring my coffee and feeling thankful that I made …

Staff (2021-07-05). "What to the Slave Is the 4th of July?": James Earl Jones Reads Frederick Douglass's Historic Speech. democracynow.org We begin our July Fourth special broadcast with the words of Frederick Douglass. Born into slavery around 1818, Douglass became a key leader of the abolitionist movement. On July 5, 1852, in Rochester, New York, Douglass gave one of his most famous speeches, "What to the Slave Is the Fourth of July?" He was addressing the Rochester Ladies' Anti-Slavery Society. James Earl Jones reads the historic address during a performance of "Voices of a People's History of the United States," which was co-edited by Howard Zinn. The late great historian introduces the address.

Stephanie Midler (2021-07-05). Friday 7/9: Uhuru Furniture Off-Site Warehouse Sale. indybay.org Akwaaba Hall, 7911 MacArthur Blvd, Oakland, CA 94605…

WSWS Repost (2021-07-05). 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.

Robert Norse (2021-07-05). 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 (2021-07-05). 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.

Chris Hedges,Werner Rugemer &Wolfgang Pomrehn (2021-07-05). Time to end the panic mode. indybay.org Tyrannies reverse the rule of law. They turn law into an instrument of injustice. They cloak their crimes in false legality. They use the outward decorum of courts and trials to disguise their criminality. People like Julian who reveal this criminality and show it to the public are dangerous. For without the pretense of legality, tyranny loses credibility.

Anonymous007 (2021-07-05). Military Situation In Yemen On July 5, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | The Liaison and Coordination Officers' Operations Room (loyal to Ansar Allah) reported 176 ceasefire violations in al-Hudaydah during the past 24 hours | On July 4, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted 2 airstrikes on the Zaher area | On July 4, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted 3 airstrikes on the Majazah area | On July 4, Ansar Allah positions of Saudi-led forces near Durayhimi with a Qasef 2K drone | On July 5, clashes between Ansar Allah and Saudi-led forces conti…

Anonymous007 (2021-07-05). Military Situation In Afghanistan On July 5, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On July 4, Taliban captured Warsuj district in Takhar province | On July 4, Taliban reportedly captured the districts of Yawan, Shuhada, Ashkasham and Zibak in Badakhshan province | On July 5, Taliban captured Nesh district in Kandahar province | On July 5, Taliban captured Nawah district in Helmand province | 244 Taliban militants were killed and 141 others were wounded as a result of Afghan Army operations in Laghman, Paktika, Kandahar, Zabul, Badghis, Farah, Helm…

Anonymous007 (2021-07-05). Military Situation In Syria On July 5, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On July 4, Russia reported that Idlib militants violated the ceasefire regime in Greater Idlib 42 times: 18 — in Idlib province, 11 — in Latakia province, 8 — in Hama province, 5 — in Aleppo province | On July 4, the US base at the CONOCO gas facility reportedly was targeted with at least two rockets | On July 4, SAA artillery shelled positions of Turkish-backed forces in Ankawi village | On July 4, the US sent a logistical convoy to Syria via al-Wal…

Anonymous007 (2021-07-05). First "AI War": Israel Uses AI-Controlled Drone Swarms, Supercomputers Against Palestinians. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) has reportedly deployed an AI and supercomputers to identify strike targets in what they are calling the first artificial intelligence (AI) war. | During the 11-day escalation in May 2021, the IDF used a swarm of AI-guided drones and supercomputing to comb through data and identify new targets within the Gaza Strip. It claims this is the first time ever that a swarm of AI drones has been used in combat. | The use of AI in drone strike…

Zahra Mirzafarjouyan (2021-07-05). Foreigners never to be happy with strong Afghanistan: MP. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 05 (MNA) — Stating that foreigners will never be happy with a strong Afghanistan, the Head of Cultural commission of Iran Parliament said that they are always trying to show the world a false image of Afghanistan through war and terror.

Staff (2021-07-05). Vancouver marchers call to #SaveSilwan and defend Palestine against Israeli colonialism. samidoun.net Demonstrators for justice in Palestine marched in Vancouver on Saturday, 3 July, demanding an end to the forced expulsion, home demolitions and displacement in Silwan and throughout occupied Palestine. Protesters gathered at the Vancouver Art Gallery in the center of downtown Vancouver in response to a call from Silwan families resisting Israeli colonialism. Over 130 families, including 1,500 Palestinians, are threatened with the demolition of their homes and expulsion from their land in order to facilitate the construction of a "biblical theme park," the so-called "City of David," atop their destroyed homes and…

Staff (2021-07-05). UN panel finds that three female Palestinian students from Birzeit University are in arbitrary detention. samidoun.net Over 300 organizations around the world have come together to demand justice and freedom for imprisoned Palestinian students. The Israeli occupation has targeted Palestinian students and, specifically, the Palestinian student movement and Palestinian student organizations for harsh repression and political detention and imprisonment. Find action items and endorse the campaign: samidoun.net/freepalestinianstudents/ ** The following report is republished from Lawyers for Palestinian Human Rights. Download the UN Panel report: lphr.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/A… Lawyers for P…

Staff (2021-07-05). Ghadanfar Abu Atwan on 60th day of hunger strike — take action to demand his freedom. samidoun.net On 4 July 2021, Ghadanfar Abu Atwan — Palestinian jailed without charge or trial — entered his third month of hunger strike. He has gone without food for 60 days in order to demand his freedom from administrative detention, Israeli imprisonment without charge or trial. Take action to free Ghadanfar — we urge all supporters of Palestine to sign the petition launched by independent grassroots international activists to demand his immediate release and seek worldwide support: www.change.org/freeGhadanfar Ghadanfar Abu Atwan, from Dura, near al-Khalil, launched his hunger strike on 5 May 2021 i…

Staff (2021-07-05). New York protest to #SaveSilwan demands end to U.S. aid to Israel. samidoun.net New Yorkers gathered on Friday, 2 July in a protest to defend Silwan and defend Palestine. The protest was organized outside the offices of the "Friends of Ir David," one of multiple U.S.-based and -registered tax-exempt organizations that fundraise for the colonial settler organizations currently engaged in displacing Palestinians in order to build illegal, exclusively Jewish colonies on occupied Palestinian land. In Silwan, these organizations are working hand in hand with the Israeli regime to forcibly displace over 1,500 Palestinians from their homes and lands in order to construct a religious theme park, the…

Staff (2021-07-05). Venezuelan crude exports soar 66% year-on-year. rt.com Crude oil exports from Venezuela inched up last month as traders rushed to sell Venezuelan crude to Chinese buyers ahead of the entry into effect of a new tax. | Reuters Yet Venezuela also reported a rare increase in production last m…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-07-05). Venezuela immunizes its population against COVID-19 with Cuban vaccine. mronline.org Last week, Venezuela signed an agreement with Cuba for the purchase of 12 million doses of Abdala, just three days after the country announced and celebrated the success of its locally developed anti-COVID-19 vaccine | July 5, 2021…

Staff (2021-07-05). President Maduro: 'Venezuela Has Vaccinated More than 11% of the Population' Without COVAX (+Ultimatum). orinocotribune.com On Sunday, July 4, the President of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, informed that to date 2 million 508 thousand 201 people have been vaccinated in the country, representing 11.4% of the population. | During his speech on the weekly report of the fight against COVID-19, President Maduro stressed that 11.4% of the population has already been vaccinated, and the country is on the path to vaccinate 20% of its citizens very soon. | "We already have the vaccines to advance to our next goal, which is to vaccinate 20% of the population," said the head of state. | President Maduro affirmed that during July, August and Septemb…

Jesus Rodriguez-Espinoza (2021-07-05). Arnold August at the Bicentennial Congress of the Peoples of the World. orinocotribune.com Caracas, July 5, 2021 (special for OrinocoTribune.com)—From June 21 to 23, Caracas was the global headquarters for 300 activists and intellectuals from the left, who arrived from five continents to celebrate the bicentennial of the Battle of Carabobo, when Simón Bolívar sealed Venezuela's independence and expelled Spanish troops from Venezuelan soil. | Venezuela hosted the Bicentennial Congress of the Peoples of the World to bring attention to the battle that the Venezuelan people are currently waging against the imperialist aggression of the United States, Europe and Canada. In addition to the 300 intellec…

Ken Hammond (2021-07-05). The CPC 100 years on: Understanding China's contemporary political economy. mronline.org Today, July 1, 2021, is the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Communist Party of China. Celebrations throughout China and commemorations worldwide are taking place today in recognition of the Party's leadership and its incredible legacy. | July 5, 2021…

Editor2 (2021-07-05). CPC Transforms China as a World Class Power. orinocotribune.com By M. K. Bhadrakumar — Jul 1, 2021 | This is the season to reread Edgar Snow's Red Star Over China, the classic work on the birth of the communist movement in China. Alongside John Reid's Ten Days That Shook the World, the gripping eyewitness account of the Bolshevik Revolution, Snow's book was compulsive reading in the first flush of revolutionary enthusiasm as college students. | Then, inevitably, time took its toll. There is a famous work

Rick Rozoff (2021-07-05). CSTO "concerned" over Afghan-Tajik "border incident" antibellum679354512.wordpress.com See: Russian-led CSTO says 1,000 Azerbaijani troops entering Armenia is "border incident" TASS The press center of the Border Guard Troops of Tajikistan's State Committee for National Security reported on Monday that more than 1,000 Afghan troops had retreated to Tajikistan after battles with the Taliban radical group….Afghan troops have had to retreat to Tajikistan's territory …

Staff (2021-07-05). Fixing Crumbling US Schools Could Save Lives — and the Planet. truthout.org Before the coronavirus pandemic made airflow a life-or-death issue, ventilation experts rarely tested the air inside schools. That was probably a mistake, said Kevin Thomas, the business representative for the union representing ventilation workers in the Seattle area. | "You don't feel the CO2 levels going up, you just start to get tired," said Thomas of Sheet Metal Workers Union Local 66, which represents heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) workers. "The temperature rises, and you just take off…

WSWS (2021-07-05). Interview with Dr. Jose-Luis Jimenez, aerosol scientist, on the airborne nature of the SARS-CoV-2 virus. wsws.org Dr. Jimenez is one of the scientists who have urged the World Health Organization and Centers for Disease Control to recognize that the virus that causes COVID-19 is primarily transmitted as an aerosol rather than through liquid droplets.

Brian Shilhavy (2021-07-05). 1,007,253 Injuries 1,403 Dead in the UK Following COVID-19 Injections According to UK Government. globalresearch.ca

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-05). 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 (2021-07-05). 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 (2021-07-05). 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 (2021-07-05). 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…

No Nukes Actiion (2021-07-05). Sunday 7/11: Protest Tokyo Olympic Madness Threatening To Expand The Global Covid Pandemic. indybay.org San Francisco Japanese Consulate | 275 Battery St/California St. | San Francisco…

CA Poor People's Campaign & Partners (2021-07-05). 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…

Angela Bininger (2021-07-05). Father and Daughter Died Four Days Apart Despite Taking Different Brands of COVID Vaccines. globalresearch.ca

Megan Redshaw (2021-07-05). Latest CDC VAERS Data Show Reported Injuries Surpass 400,000 Following COVID Vaccines. globalresearch.ca

Anonymous007 (2021-07-05). Eric Zuesse: Why Hasn't This 'Scientific' Failure About Covid Been Widely Discussed? southfront.org Click to see full-size image | Written by Eric Zuesse. | In October 2019, right before the world got hit by the biggest global pandemic since 1918 (the

Lance Johnson (2021-07-05). FDA Ethically Obligated to Pull COVID Injections Off the Market, or Risk Becoming Complicit in Crimes Against Humanity. globalresearch.ca First posted by GR on May 25, 2001 | Visit and follow us …

WSWS (2021-07-05). Euro 2020 football cup linked to thousands of COVID-19 cases as delta variant sweeps Europe. wsws.org The UK's Wembley stadium is due to hold the Euro 2020 semi-finals and final, with over 60,000 fans attending each match.

Global Research News (2021-07-05). Selected Articles: Vaccine Billionaires and Human Guinea Pigs. globalresearch.ca By How do you make a potentially dangerous and ineffective drug appear like a miracle of modern science? You could, for instance, enrol only certain people in clinical …

WSWS (2021-07-05). Anti-Bolsonaro protests sweep Brazil as opposition draws up 23 charges of impeachment. wsws.org The Congressional opposition led by the Workers Party is attempting to bury Bolsonaro's murderous herd immunity policy under charges of corrupt vaccine deals.

Dean Baker (2021-07-05). The June Jobs Report: More Good News on the Economy. cepr.net The June jobs report was damn good news. The 850,000 new jobs created was at the high end of what I imagined to be possible. There is a limit to how rapidly businesses can hire. It is easiest when it's just a matter of recalling workers who are laid off. But the vast pool of …

The Conversation (2021-07-05). Why We cannot meet sustainable development goals with a sick ocean. juancole.com By Josep Lluís Pelegrí Llopart | — The United Nations declared the start to the Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development earlier this year. Its aim is to promote science-based ocean and coastal management, making healthy oceans one of the pillars of progress for all of humanity. Under the slogan "The science we need …

Juan Cole (2021-07-05). Kuwait is the Hottest Place on Earth; Lytton, Canada was Right Behind it, and then it Burned Down; This is not Normal. juancole.com Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) — Mohammed Haddad at Al Jazeera English reports that in June, at least 23 countries experienced at least 122 ∞ F. (50 ∞ C.). Haddad's article kindly provides several graphics under a Creative Commons licence, reproduced below. The earth is heating up because we burn gasoline in our cars and burn coal for …

Anonymous007 (2021-07-05). TPLF Parades Its 7,000 POWs In Tigray's Capital. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | Tigray People's Liberation Front (TPLF) held a parade in Tigray's capital — Makelle. | They showcased more than 7,000 Ethiopian soldiers taken prisoners in the fights. | There are however claims that the number of the captive soldiers may have been exaggerated and they may in fact include some Eritrean and Somali soldiers who are alleged to have fought on the side of the Ethiopian national army. | TPLF marched into the city this week after local officials and federal government troo…

Anonymous103 (2021-07-05). In Video: Casualties Reported In Bangkok Chemical Plant Blast. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On July 5, an explosion that occurred near Bangkok's international airport has left a foam and plastic pallet manufacturing facility in flames, killing at least one firefighter and injuring 33 others, as rescue workers struggled to extinguish the blaze hours later. | #05Jul | Momento exacto de la explosión en una fábrica de productos químicos cerca de Bangkok. — Diario El Siglo C.A (@elsiglocomve)

Staff (2021-07-05). Activists Are Working to Ban Anti-LGBTQ "Conversion Therapy" truthout.org "When you are forcing somebody to repress who they really are, or at least the discovery of who they are — that's not freedom, that's not the Gospel," Dylan Gunnels, a LGBT rights advocate and survivor of 'conversion therapy' told openDemocracy. | Last month, Gunnels

Anonymous007 (2021-07-05). Thordarson's Fabrications: Another Hole in the Julian Assange Prosecution. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | Written by Dr. Binoy Kampmark. | The tyrannical, brutal cynicism of keeping Julian Assange in Belmarsh prison remains one of the more inglorious marks of the British legal system and, it should be said, its sponsors and colluders. Having won his case against extradition to the US, if only in deeply qualified terms, the UK keeps the WikiLeaks publisher banged up as the appeals process stutters. | The case against Assange could have been thrown out under any number of grounds. Unfortun…

Rosalind English (2021-07-05). They're coming for the judges…again. ukhumanrightsblog.com The offence of "Rechtsbeugung" in German law is not easy to translate. The best match we have for it in English is the offence of "misconduct in public office". Misfeasance in public office, according to Archibold, is committed by (a) a public officer acting as such who (b) wilfully neglects to perform his duty and/or …

Anonymous103 (2021-07-05). Thousand Afghan Soldiers Fled To Tajikistan As Taliban's Advance Continues. southfront.org Illustrative Image | Last night, more than a thousand soldiers of the Afghan Armed Forces were forced to retreat to the territory of Tajikistan. They were forced by the Taliban, who are capturing districts in the northern province of Badakhshan one by one. | The total number of 1,037 Afghan service members retreated to the territory of Tajikistan in order to save their personnel. | This is not the first time that the Afghan Armed Forces under the pressure of the Taliban movement, but it is the largest defeat reported…

Anonymous103 (2021-07-05). OPEC On Verge Of Collapse After Saudis, UAE Refuse To Budge. southfront.org Illustrative image | Originally published by Is the world about to go through another 2014 Thanksgiving massacre when OPEC collapsed sending the price of oil crashing and unleashing a brief if catastrophic wave of destruction across the US shale sector? | That's what commodity traders are wondering this long weekend when just two days after the UAE refused to fall inline with the rest of OPEC+, late o…

Anonymous103 (2021-07-05). Despite Ukraine Calling Sea Breeze-2021 "Greatest", It Unlikely To Intimidate Russia. southfront.org Click to see full-size imageRussia looks outside its traditional sphere of interest to demonstrate it will protect its sovereignty. | Written by Paul Antonopoulos, independent geopolitical analyst | The U.S.-NATO Sea Breeze-2021 exercise, with the participation of Ukraine and other regional states, reflects the growing confrontation between the West and Russia, as well as the armed provocations aimed at pressuring Moscow. The annual Sea Breeze-2021 exercise between the U.S., Ukraine, and 30 other countrie…

Anonymous103 (2021-07-05). Iran's Sole Nuclear Power Plant Back Online As Energy Crisis Approaches. southfront.org A general view of the Bushehr main nuclear reactor, 1,200 km (746 miles) south of Tehran, August 21, 2010. REUTERS/Raheb Homavandi | On July 5, Iran's only nuclear power plant has been brought back to work after a shut down two weeks ago. | On June 20, the state-run TV reported that Iran's Bushehr Nuclear Power Plant had

Anonymous103 (2021-07-05). Rocket Fire Hit U.S. Ain Al-Asad Air Base In Western Iraq. southfront.org Click to see the full-size image | On July 5, the U.S. Ain al-Asad military base in the Iraqi Anbar province came under rocket attack. | According to the initial report by the Spokesman for Operation Inherent Resolve Col. Wayne Marotto, three rockets targeted the territory of the base causing no casualties, only the material damage. | Initial report: At approx. 2: 45 PM local time, Ain Al-Assad Air Base was attacked by three rockets. The rockets landed on the base perimeter. There are no injuries and damag…

Anonymous007 (2021-07-05). Rockets Reportedly Strike US Forces At Al-Omar Oilfield, Immediately Denied. southfront.org Illustrative image. Click to see full-size image | On July 4th, reports surfaced claiming that the US base located in Syria's al-Omar Oilfield in the Arab country's eastern province of Dayr Ezzor was targeted by at least two rockets, and there were "massive explosions." | Yemen's al-Masirah television network cited Syrian sources as describing the blasts as "successive" explosions. | The Syrian Observatory for Human rights, a UK-based so-called monitor, also told Saudi-owned al-Arabiya TV that…

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Staff (2021-07-05). Baltimore to Stop Prosecuting "Nonviolent" Crimes. Activists Say More Is Needed. truthout.org The pandemic, in the midst of its many horrors, has temporarily slowed the number of arrests across some U.S. cities. With pressure from advocates and incarcerated organizers,

Staff (2021-07-05). Physicians Have a Duty to Confront the Exploitative Industry That Employs Them. truthout.org As physicians and trainees, we take an oath to do no harm. While this orientation may have practical applications within individual treatment plans, it begs some questions: Why stop at the passive "do no harm" rather than actively confronting harm? What is the physician's duty to their patients and communities they serve? What role can we have in addressing the structural violence that causes harm to patients, such as homelessness and displacement, food insecurity, or trauma from the police…

Peter Koenig (2021-07-05). The Gladiators Are Back. dissidentvoice.org A gladiator (Latin for "swordsman") was an armed combatant who entertained audiences in the Roman Republic and later in the Roman Empire, in violent confrontations with other gladiators, wild animals, and condemned criminals. The fights were to the people's delight. At the end of a fight the winner looked to the yelling, hurling and screaming audience or …

Allan Fisher (2021-07-05). Saturday 7/3: Protest US financed oppression in Palestine/Israel. indybay.org Corner of Ocean and Water Streets, Santa Cruz…

WSWS (2021-07-05). This week in history: July 5—11. wsws.org The first week of July 1996, Selliah Rajkumar, a member of the Revolutionary Communist League (forerunner of the Socialist Equality Party), was imprisoned and tortured by the Sri Lankan regime after being falsely charged as a suspected terrorist.

_____ (2021-07-05). On Contact: Veritas: A Harvard Professor, A Con Man And The Gospel Of Jesus' Wife. popularresistance.org On the show this week, Chris Hedges talks to journalist and author, Ariel Sabar, about his new book Veritas: A Harvard Professor, a Con Man and the Gospel of Jesus' Wife. Sabar's book exposes much about the bankruptcy of contemporary theology and the yearning by academics to be lionized by the mass media and popular culture, even at the expense of truth. | In 1945 a collection of early Christian codices, or books, in fourth century A.D. script, were discovered at Nag Hammadi near the Nile, about 300 miles south of Cairo. The 52 works were translated from earlier Greek texts, many of them written by Gnostic sectar…

Daniel Beaumont (2021-07-05). 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.

Dr. Binoy Kampmark (2021-07-05). Leaving Bagram Airbase: The Day the US Imperium Turned Tail. globalresearch.ca

Binoy Kampmark (2021-07-05). Thordarson's Fabrications: Another Hole in the Julian Assange Prosecution. dissidentvoice.org The tyrannical, brutal cynicism of keeping Julian Assange in Belmarsh prison remains one of the more inglorious marks of the British legal system and, it should be said, its sponsors and colluders. Having won his case against extradition to the US, if only in deeply qualified terms, the UK keeps the WikiLeaks publisher banged up …

WSWS (2021-07-05). Surge in homelessness underway with ending of the evictions ban for renters. wsws.org The lifting of the eviction ban, delayed several times, was central to the government's determination to have no further lockdowns and reopen the economy in two weeks' time on July 19—regardless of the resurgence of the pandemic through the Delta variant.

Tom Conway (2021-07-05). Why Closing the Digital Divide Will Strengthen America and Help US Workers. nationofchange.org With huge disparities in internet access across America, building out the information superhighway will be as essential as modernizing roads and bridges as the nation strives to rebound from the pandemic, grow a more powerful economy and forge a brighter future for all.

Adrienne Pine (2021-07-05). Escaping from Capitalism, or First Class Migrants vs. Second Class Migrants. orinocotribune.com By Adrienne Pine — Jun 17, 2021 | On May 10, Fox News carried a

WSWS (2021-07-05). Julian Assange's freedom depends on the mobilisation of the working class. wsws.org The perspective of issuing plaintive appeals to Assange's persecutors has failed. What is required to secure his freedom is the mobilisation of the immense power of the American and international working class.

BayAction2FreeAssange dot com (2021-07-05). Wednesday 7/7: Corporate Media Independent Media & Investigative Journalism. indybay.org ONLINE EVENT: The monopolization of the media and the effect of corporate control of social media is a growing threat to freedom.

Labor Video Projecct (2021-07-05). "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.

Karl Kramer (2021-07-05). Saturday 7/31: Commemoration of 1975 Student Massacre in El Salvador. indybay.org Online virtual event…

M. K. Bhadrakumar (2021-07-05). Anglo-American Tripwire Traps Russian Bear. globalresearch.ca

Margaret Kimberley (2021-07-05). Freedom Rider: The terrible origins of July 4th. mronline.org The British crown and the colonists were both determined to seize lands from native peoples and to continue enslavement. | July 5, 2021 | Newswire…

sputniknews (2021-07-05). Greta Thunberg Slams 'People in Power' Amid Oil Pipeline Fire in Gulf of Mexico. sputniknews.com A fire that erupted in the Gulf of Mexico was dubbed by netizens a "portal to hell", an offshore underwater pipeline engulfed in flames at the Ku Maloob Zaap oil development region. The intimidating footage quickly went viral.

Norman Solomon (2021-07-05). The Empire Strikes Back at the Left in Buffalo and Cleveland. indybay.org Corporate Democrats Crank Up Their Firepower…

Ali Abunimah (2021-07-05). Labour Party tries to intimidate The Electronic Intifada. zcomm.org My message to the Labour Party managers, who are part of this establishment, is simple: We will keep doing our job of reporting on you. There is no chance that your attempts at intimidation will succeed…

_____ (2021-07-05). Four Day Work Week Trial In Iceland 'Overwhelming Success'. popularresistance.org The world's largest ever trial of a four-day working week and reduced working time in Iceland was an "overwhelming success" and should be tested in the UK, researchers have said. | More than 1 per cent of Iceland's working population took part in the pilot programme which cut the working week to 35-36 hours with no reduction in overall pay. | Joint analysis by think tanks in Iceland and the UK found that the trials, which ran from 2015 to 2019 and involved more than 2,500 people, boosted productivity and wellbeing and are already leading to permanent changes. | Icelandic trade union federations, which collectivel…

Rick Rozoff (2021-07-05). 5 + 3: Turkic Superstate in Caucasus, Central Asia Under NATO Tutelage. globalresearch.ca

Mark Curtis (2021-07-05). Foreign Minister James Cleverly Accused of Breaking UK Ministerial Code over Arms to Israel. globalresearch.ca

Walden Bello (2021-07-05). The Three Revolutions of the Chinese Communist Party. counterpunch.org July 1, 2021 marks the 100th anniversary of the Chinese Communist Party, one of the most important institutions of our time. Reflecting on the meaning of this centennial, the first thing that entered my head was that the present does change the significance of the past. Before 1991, when the Soviet state went pffft, I

Thomas Knapp (2021-07-05). Facebook Gives the Most Dangerous Extremists a Free Pass. counterpunch.org Facebook, USA Today reports, "is asking some U.S. users whether they may have been exposed to extremist content, or if they are worried that someone they know might be becoming an extremist." The pop-ups are part of something called The Redirect Initiative, which attempts to "combat violent extremism and dangerous organizations by redirecting hate and violence-related

Robert Koehler (2021-07-05). Why Did You Kill my Brother? counterpunch.org For Derek Chauvin, nine minutes and twenty-nine seconds have turned into twenty-two and a half years — the prison sentence he recently received for the murder of George Floyd. Chauvin famously knelt on George Floyd's neck last year, as Floyd lay handcuffed and helpless, for those nine-plus minutes, while three colleagues stood by, indifferent to

Erik Molvar (2021-07-05). The Anti-Wolf Conspiracy Inside Colorado's Wildlife Bureaucracy. counterpunch.org J.T. Romatzke, Colorado Parks and Wildlife Regional Manager for northwest Colorado, has been caught red-handed conspiring with anti-wildlife lobbyists to undermine the state Parks and Wildlife Commission. Its scandalous and improper, and Romatzke should have been immediately relieved of his position. Instead, even after substantiating the allegations, the state government stood by Romatzke and then

Walden Bello (2021-07-05). The Three Revolutions of the Chinese Communist Party. counterpunch.org July 1, 2021 marks the 100th anniversary of the Chinese Community Party, one of the most important institutions of our time. Reflecting on the meaning of this centennial, the first thing that entered my head was that the present does change the significance of the past. Before 1991, when the Soviet state went pffft, I

Josh Frank (2021-07-05). The Porter: The Untold Story at Everest. counterpunch.org

Rick Baum (2021-07-05). The Wealth Inequality Virus Persists. counterpunch.org In recent decades, during both normal and abnormal times, economic inequality in the United States has been increasing. The Federal Reserve Board recently released its figures on wealth distribution in the United States as of the end of March.[1] The wealthiest 1% are presumably quite happy. Their wealth increased $2.01 trillion to $41.52 trillion in the first three months of 2021, an increase of more than 5%.

Dean Baker (2021-07-05). Inside the June Jobs Report. counterpunch.org The June employment report showed very strong employment growth in the establishment survey, while the household survey showed little improvement from May. The 850,000 gain was the largest since an increase of 1,583,000 last August. By contrast, the household survey showed no change in the employment-to-population ratio or labor force participation rate. The unemployment rate

WSWS (2021-07-05). Chinese president's speech to mark CCP centenary: A litany of lies. wsws.org Xi Jinping's self-serving speech was a part of the extraordinary efforts of the CCP to bury the real history of the party under a deluge of historical falsification.

WSWS (2021-07-05). Spain's PSOE-Podemos government raises electricity prices. wsws.org This measure, coordinated with the European Union, is producing windfall profits for massive energy conglomerates while working class families struggle to pay their bills.

WSWS (2021-07-05). Support grows for student petition to fight maths lecturer's sacking at Sydney's Macquarie University. wsws.org Similar actions need to be developed everywhere, through the creation of a network of joint rank-and-file committees of university workers and students.

WSWS (2021-07-05). Residents protest backed-up sewers and uncollected trash in wake of metro Detroit flooding. wsws.org Dearborn residents gathered at the local courthouse to protest last week's widespread flooding, the incompetent official response to ongoing health hazards and the losses suffered by devastated homeowners.

WSWS (2021-07-05). Frankfurt Labour Court rules against sacked WISAG bus drivers. wsws.org The cases of 22 WISAG bus drivers was a judicial farce. "Law and justice seldom go hand in hand," the judge told one of the plaintiffs.

WSWS (2021-07-05). New laws legalize police state operations in Germany—Part 2. wsws.org Germany's grand coalition government used the last parliamentary sessions of the legislative period to massively expand the powers of the police and secret services.

WSWS (2021-07-05). Family of white youth killed by police seeks out attorneys in George Floyd case. wsws.org The family of 17-year-old Hunter Brittain, killed by a county sheriff in Arkansas, has retained Floyd family attorneys Benjamin Crump and Devon Jacob.

WSWS (2021-07-05). Frankfurt Labour Court rules against sacked WISAG bus drivers. wsws.org At the end of June, the Frankfurt Labour Court heard the unfair dismissal case of 22 airport bus drivers against the WISAG group. As it turned out, the workers are not only confronted with the capitalists, the establishment parties and the trade unions in their struggle against spin-offs, dismissals and wage robbery, they also cannot rely on the legal system.

WSWS (2021-07-05). Cook County SEIU workers remain on strike after other unions conclude sellout agreements. wsws.org While contracts with most of the county government workers unions expired late last year, the unions have conspired to deliberately isolate county workers from teachers and other sections of the working class in the Chicago area.

WSWS (2021-07-05). Surge in homelessness underway with ending of the evictions ban for renters. wsws.org

WSWS (2021-07-05). Striking Volvo workers in Virginia call for rejection of new tentative agreement. wsws.org This statement was drafted by the Volvo Workers Rank-and-File committee after the United Auto Workers announced a new agreement with Volvo Trucks to end the strike of 2,900 workers in Dublin, Virginia.

WSWS (2021-07-05). Alabama educators join the growing international support for striking Volvo workers. wsws.org Our committee extends its full solidarity to the 3,000 workers at the New River Valley Volvo plant in Dublin, Virginia who have now been on strike for one month.

WSWS (2021-07-05). Prosecutors submit evidence that Kenosha, Wisconsin shooter Rittenhouse has ties to fascist Proud Boys. wsws.org Assistant district attorneys have submitted a request to the judge overseeing the case to admit additional evidence that the shooter is associated with the violent white supremacist group the Proud Boys.

WSWS (2021-07-05). Family of white youth killed by police seeks out attorneys in George Floyd case. wsws.org

WSWS (2021-07-05). United Steelworkers announces deal with ATI in effort to shut down three-month strike. wsws.org More than 1,300 ATI workers have been on the picket lines for three months, fighting the concessionary demands of the specialty steelmaker and the USW's efforts to starve them into submission.

WSWS (2021-07-05). Trial of far-right German soldier gets under way. wsws.org In May, the trial of Franco A., a key figure in the right-wing extremist network within Germany's military and state apparatus, got underway.

WSWS (2021-07-05). Residents protest backed-up sewers and uncollected trash in wake of metro Detroit flooding. wsws.org

WSWS (2021-07-05). This week in history: July 5—11. wsws.org

WSWS (2021-07-05). Australia: Details of McCormick Foods industrial agreement reveal union sell-out. wsws.org Not a single improvement in conditions was won and a new night shift was agreed to that potentially allows the company to slash overtime wage payments.

Unicorn Riot (2021-07-05). Dorian Murrell: Killed During George Floyd Protests, Family Seeks Answers. unicornriot.ninja

Fight Back (2021-07-05). Cook County strike reaches day 11. fightbacknews.org Chicago, IL – Hundreds of workers clad in purple rallied in 90-degree heat in front of Provident Hospital on Chicago's South Side today, July 5. According to Ericka White, a county employee in the business office and an elected member of the bargaining committee for Local 73, "Our members are strong and we're going to win our demands." | The strike of 2500 employees of Cook County Health, County Jail, and the county corporate offices continues because of this strength. A popular chant heard for two hours was, "One day longer, one day stronger!" | Earlier last week, management settled with three other unions: Nati…

Clean Energy Wire (2021-07-05). We Can't go Carbon Neutral without Reducing Plastics: 1 ton of plastic creates 5 tons of CO2 emissions. juancole.com By Benjamin Wehrmann | — ( Clean Energy Wire ) — Avoiding and better managing plastic waste should receive much greater attention by the German government in its bid to achieve a climate neutral economy, economic research institute DIW said in an analysis. Producing and disposing of one tonne of plastic on average causes about …

Pat Elder (2021-07-05). Deadly June 10th Spill of Toxins from U.S. Military Base in Okinawa Could Sick and Kill Thousands—So Why is Top Army Brass Stonewalling Information Requests From Fearful Residents? covertactionmagazine.com On June 10, 2021, 2,400 liters of "firefighting water" containing PFAS (per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances) were accidentally released from the U.S. Army Oil Storage Facility into Uruma City and other nearby locations, according to Ryukyu Shimpo, an Okinawan news agency. The Okinawa Defense Bureau said the toxic materials flowed out of the base due to …

Sushma Subramanian (2021-07-05). US cities are suffocating in the heat. Now they want retribution. nationofchange.org In a recent lawsuit, the city argues that fossil fuel companies should be held responsible for such costs because they knowingly contributed to the climate crisis.

Sustainability Times (2021-07-05). By phasing out coal-fired plants — Now! — we can save millions of lives. juancole.com ( Sustainability Times ) — Emissions from the burning of fossil fuels are driving climate change, which imperils the health of life on the planet and so harms us all. Yet the burning of fossil fuels also harms us directly by contributing to a variety of diseases, many of them life-threatening. "Long-term exposure to ambient …

Margaret Gleeson (2021-07-05). Adani launches dangerous plan to give coal a 'second life'. greenleft.org.au Adani has announced a new 'coal to plastics' project in India that critics say is a dangerous plan to give coal a 'second life'. Margaret Gleeson reports.

Federico Fuentes (2021-07-05). Campaigners for Pinochet's victims win two legal battles in Australian courts. greenleft.org.au The decades-long campaign demanding truth and justice for victims of Chilean General Augusto Pinochet's dictatorship scored two important victories in Australia last month, reports Federico Fuentes.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-05). 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 (2021-07-05). 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 (2021-07-05). 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 (2021-07-05). 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 (2021-07-05). 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 (2021-07-05). 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…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-05). 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 (2021-07-05). 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 (2021-07-05). 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 (2021-07-05). 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 (2021-07-05). 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…

Peter Kuper (2021-07-05). Can't Wait to Get a Gun? thenation.com Can't Wait to Get a Gun?

Hasan Ali (2021-07-05). The US Finds Itself on the Wrong Side of Imran Khan's Populism. thenation.com The US Finds Itself on the Wrong Side of Imran Khan's Populism…

Jon Wiener (2021-07-05). The Predictable Backlash to Critical Race Theory: A Q&A With Kimberlé Crenshaw. thenation.com The Predictable Backlash to Critical Race Theory: A Q&A With Kimberlé Crenshaw…

C. J. Polychroniou (2021-07-05). Humanity Needs To Declare Independence From Fossil Fuels. zcomm.org We have the technical know-how as well as the available economic resources to make the transition to a clean energy future…

Hamilton Nolan (2021-07-05). New York Times Tech Workers See a Chance to Make History. zcomm.org Times workers plan to ride the media union wave right onto a bigger wave of tech organizing…

Badri Raina (2021-07-05). Akhil Gogoi's Claim Must be Investigated in the Interest of a Credible Rule of Law. zcomm.org Gogoi's allegation that the NIA tried to recruit him into the RSS is now in the public domain, and must be probed for the sake of all those involved…

Henry A. Giroux (2021-07-05). Fighting back against the age of manufactured ignorance. zcomm.org Republican attacks on "critical race theory" are part of a larger right-wing strategy. Resistance is crucial…

Ann Morrison (2021-07-05). To Get Us Out of Poverty, We Need a Massive Infrastructure Plan. zcomm.org In a report from rural Wisconsin, Ann Morrison says she and her neighbors are suffering from decades of neglect as the local economy has been wrecked by neoliberal policies…

Rose Adams (2021-07-05). Wall Street's Candidate Loses Manhattan District Attorney Primary. zcomm.org After donating $8.2 million to her own campaign, Tali Farhadian Weinstein fell short…

_____ (2021-07-05). 'That Person Is Nina Turner': Progressive Nabs July 4 Endorsement of Largest Ohio Newspaper. commondreams.org

_____ (2021-07-05). Humanity Needs to Declare Independence From Fossil Fuels. commondreams.org "There is one person in this crowded field who has shown she isn't afraid to stand up to power and to partisan shibboleths," said the Cleveland Plain Dealer, "who has the guts to say what she thinks and do what's right for her constituents and country."

Titleindependence Day, the Imperial Ceo (2021-07-05). Independence Day and the Imperial CEO. commondreams.org We have the technical know-how as well as the available economic resources to make the transition to a clean energy future. Now it must be done.

The Green Arcade (2021-07-05). 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…

Angela (2021-07-05). Saturday 7/10: Virtual screening of the documentary film "Stranger in My Home" indybay.org

Labor Video Project (2021-07-05). 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…

Repost (2021-07-05). Letter To Oakland Teachers On "New Day" Pacific Bylaw Proposals. indybay.org New York WBAI supporter Shiela Hamanaka writes a letter to | Oakland teachers about the "New Day" Bylaws Proposal at Pacifica…

Khubaka, Michael Harris (2021-07-05). 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.

Center for Biological Diversity (2021-07-05). Thursday 7/8: Saving Life on Earth: Stopping the Slaughter of Grey Woloves. indybay.org Online via Zoom…

the Dev (2021-07-05). 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.

Leo Ensel, Roberto J DeLapuente (2021-07-05). 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."

Autonomous Collect (2021-07-05). 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'

Steve Pleich (2021-07-05). Affordable Community Housing: A Guide for Electeds and Office Seekers. indybay.org Creating a Housing Plan…

Strike Debt Bay Area (2021-07-05). 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.

WSWS (2021-07-05). Delta variant surges as Irish government prepares to cut workers' benefits. wsws.org Last week Ireland's Fine Gael, Fianna Fáil, and Green Party coalition postponed lifting the final phase of public health restrictions, scheduled for July 5. The token delay can in no way confront the growing threat posed by the Delta variant, which now accounts for over 50 percent of daily infections.

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.

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…

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…

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…

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.

_____ (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."

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). 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…

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.

_____ (2021-07-04). Lawmakers Are 'Horrified' And Calling For Action On Prison Abuse. popularresistance.org Lawmakers and advocates are calling for outside oversight of the Illinois Department of Corrections after a WBEZ investigation revealed a pattern of alleged beatings by guards in an area of Western Illinois Correctional Center where there was no video camera coverage. | 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.

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.

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…

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 …

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 …

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