Daily Archives: July 6, 2021

2021-07-06: News Headlines

Staff (2021-07-06). United States Bribes Cape Verde $440 Million in Exchange for Alex Saab's Extradition. orinocotribune.com On the eve of Cape Verde's independence day, coincidentally the same day as Venezuela's—July 5—the United States government announced an investment of $439 million to build a new US embassy facility on a 4.5-hectare area of land adjacent to the Government Palace in Praia, capital of the West African country. Of that money $100 million will go directly into the Cape Verdean economy. | The project would "pay tribute to the long-standing relations" between Praia and Washington, US Ambassador to Cape Verde Jeff Daigle said when he made the announcement on Sunday,…

Dean Baker (2021-07-06). Cheap Fun: Job Growth Under Biden and Trump. counterpunch.org 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

WSWS (2021-07-06). Fascist group stages midnight march in Philadelphia as police look on. wsws.org Roughly 200 members of the white supremacist group Patriot Front briefly marched in downtown Philadelphia with shields while chanting Trump's election lies before counterprotesters ran the group off the streets.

WSWS (2021-07-06). Democratic Party establishment lines up against Nina Turner in Ohio congressional election. wsws.org James Clyburn and Hillary Clinton have endorsed an opponent of the Sanders-affiliated candidate in the heavily African American district.

Ali Abunimah (2021-07-06). Israel's apartheid marriage law is the essence of Zionism. electronicintifada.net Failure to renew discriminatory measure gives Palestinians no reprieve.

WSWS (2021-07-06). 600 Topeka, Kansas Frito-Lay workers strike after rejecting union-negotiated deal. wsws.org The latest rejection of the tentative agreement by workers is the third to be voted down since April.

Mark Gruenberg (2021-07-06). Biden to teachers: 'You deserve a raise, not just praise'. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON—Declaring to U.S. teachers that "You deserve a raise, not just praise," Democratic President Joe Biden told convention delegates of the nation's largest union, the National Education Association, his spending plans aim at that goal and more. "We are doing things that will fundamentally change the trajectory of this country. It's about building America from the middle …

Sheila Hamanaka (2021-07-06). A Letter to Oakland Teachers About Pacifica, Race & Democracy. indybay.org Why a Japanese American children's book author/illustrator is going to Vote NO in the Pacifica bylaws referendum — it's simple. New Day supporters illegally shut down WBAI NYC in 2019–using the same excuse: finances. Is New Day's "business plan" really institutionalized racism?>

WSWS (2021-07-06). Volvo Trucks workers demand full contract and additional week before vote on UAW sellout deal. wsws.org Volvo workers, on strike since June 7, are opposing the rushed ratification vote and the UAW's refusal to release the full tentative agreement, which will govern the lives of workers for the next six years.

Jean Wyllys (2021-07-06). October 2022: Brazil, Amazon, World. counterpunch.org A recent poll cited by The Rio Times/ has former president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva of the Workers' Party (PT) leading the 2022 presidential race with 49% of voting intentions, 26 percentage points ahead of Bolsonaro. With just over fifteen months until the elections, candidates for change will need to present a clear policy platform to demonstrate to citizens that they really do aim to help Brazil escape from the dreadful tradition of dead and present generations.

Staff (2021-07-06). Glimmer of Hope in Honduras: Ex-Dam CEO & West Point Grad Convicted in Murder of Berta Cáceres. democracynow.org A former U.S.-trained Honduran military officer and businessman has been found guilty of plotting the assassination of Berta Cáceres, the award-winning Lenca land and water defender killed in 2016. The Honduran Supreme Court ruled unanimously that David Castillo, the former president of the hydroelectric corporation DESA, was a co-perpetrator in Cáceres's murder. Cáceres was assassinated as she led the fight against the construction of DESA's massive hydroelectric dam on a river in southwestern Honduras that is sacred to the Lenca people. Seven hired hitmen were convicted of her murder in 2018 and sentenced in 20…

Zahra Mirzafarjouyan (2021-07-06). Iran's stance on JCPOA not to change with admin. change. en.mehrnews.com Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman said that Iran's position on the JCPOA and the lifting of sanctions will not change with the change of administration.

Steve Rushton (2021-07-06). A new Green-Left coalition takes over Croatia's capital. zcomm.org The residents of Croatia's capital, Zagreb, voted for change in May, turning away from a regime that had held power since 2000…

Mark Weisbrot (2021-07-06). 'Stop the Steal' Campaign by Losing Candidate in Peru Must end. orinocotribune.com By Mark Weisbrot — Jun 28, 2021 | Ripping a page from Donald Trump, the right spreads baseless conspiracy theories in an attempt to overturn the democratic will of the people | Peru is currently facing a serious problem following its June 6 presidential election that is similar to what we had in the U.S. in November. The losing candidate, Keiko Fujimori, is refusing to accept the results. Like Trump, she claims without evidence that the election was stolen. | Keiko Fujimori is the daughter of former dictator Alberto Fujimori; she was part of his regime and promises to liberate him from prison if she is elect…

WSWS (2021-07-06). Amid political and COVID crises, social inequality rises sharply in Peru. wsws.org Whichever of the two candidates is sworn in as president on July 28, the crisis facing the working class will only deepen.

Gustavo Espinoza M. (2021-07-06). Perú — Al doblar la esquina. globalizacion.ca Aunque el Jurado Nacional de Elecciones ha pospuesto su decisión hasta casi el 15 de julio, bien puede decirse que está a la vuelta de la esquina la proclamación del profesor Pedro Castillo Terrones como Presidente de la República para…

Oscar Zambrano (2021-07-06). America's 245th Birthday Includes a President in Exile. counterpunch.org For the Framers, America was a newborn nation engendered not by a history but by an idea. Destroying that idea will destroy the nation itself. Trump set out to break the idea of viable elections. Without trustworthy elections, America as it was founded will stop existing. This Fourth of July we're facing a strange President-in-exile

teleSUR, SH (2021-07-06). Fiscalía peruana abre nueva investigación contra Keiko Fujimori. telesurtv.net La nueva investigación contra Keiko Fujimori se basa en los audios del exasesor Vladimiro Montesinos, sobre el financiamiento de la campaña de Fuerza Popular.

Vijay Prashad, Taroa Zúñiga Silva (2021-07-06). The new generation of Communists leading Chile to a post-Pinochet future. peoplesworld.org The recent victories of the left in a number of municipalities and in elections for the Constitutional Convention have set the stage for a categorical rejection of the legacy of the Augusto Pinochet dictatorship and the building of a new Chile. Javiera Reyes, who is 31 years old, is the new mayor of the Santiago …

Peter Boyle (2021-07-06). Sydney's Inner West residents finally get a say on forced council amalgamation. greenleft.org.au Inner West residents will finally have a say on forced council amalgamation in a non-binding referendum at the local government elections on September 4. Peter Boyle reports.

Luis Feliz Leon (2021-07-06). Freedom Riders Ride Again for Voting Rights. progressive.org A caravan led by UNITE HERE is part re-creation, part addressing a new wave of voter suppression.

Ramona du Houx (2021-07-06). 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.

Indivisible Yolo County (2021-07-06). Thursday 7/8: Davis Rally for Voting Rights. indybay.org Sidewalk outside office of Congressman Garamendi, 412 G St, Davis, CA 95616-4158 | Please wear a mask. This is a peaceful event.

_____ (2021-07-06). Republican Attacks on Voting Rights Are Racist and Hostile to Democracy. commondreams.org Instead of building walls, we should be building connections between farmers and markets for more secure jobs, economies, and prospects for rural families.

WSWS (2021-07-06). Biden hails abandonment of social distancing, covers up Trump's coup attempt in Fourth of July speech. wsws.org President Joe Biden addressed a maskless crowd on the South Lawn of the White House Sunday night, delivering a Fourth of July address in which he pledged to continue dismantling protections to stop the spread of COVID-19 and covered up the fascist coup attempt of January 6.

Jake Johnston (2021-07-06). Biden Continues Trump's Policy in Haiti Despite Bipartisan Congressional Pushback. cepr.net Last week, a prominent anticorruption activist, journalist, and emerging political leader, Antoinette Duclaire was brutally assassinated in Port-au-Prince. Killed alongside her was fellow journalist Diego Charles. Duclaire was shot seven times in the front seat of her vehicle, including once in her left temple. Duclaire had previously warned that she was facing death threats, and, …

Moderator (2021-07-06). Lee Camp: America's Impressive History of Bioweapons Attacks Against Its Own People. scheerpost.com By Lee Camp / Original to ScheerPost The Biden Administration, the mainstream media and pretty much all the politicians in our country continue to throw fuel on the Sinophobia fire initially stoked by former President and current Mar-a-lago "fungineer" Donald Trump. (Word to the wise, "Sinophobia" means anti-China hatred, not anti-cinema hatred as I had thought. So I apologize to all the people… |

Nick Mottern (2021-07-06). Biden Betrays Another Campaign Pledge—Admits that U.S. Will Continue to Bomb Afghanistan. covertactionmagazine.com After 20 Years, America's "Longest War" Is Not Really Ending On July 2nd, fleeing questions from reporters about U.S. plans in Afghanistan, President Joe Biden sought refuge behind the July 4th Independence Day holiday. Yet he obliquely acknowledged that the U.S. will use some level of "over-the-horizon" air attacks to prevent the Taliban from taking …

Matt Sedlar (2021-07-06). Trump Started a War on Journalism. Biden has Yet to End it. cepr.net Los Angeles Times See article on original site When the Trump administration indicted WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange under the infamous 1917 Espionage Act, journalists and other public figures sounded the alarms, warning of a war on the free press. Biden's Justice Department has not called off the attack. On the contrary, it is moving full …

Staff (2021-07-06). Unvaccinated Americans Make Up 99% of Current COVID Deaths, Fauci Tells NBC. truthout.org Anthony Fauci, the nation's leading expert on infectious diseases and President Joe Biden's chief medical adviser, stated over the weekend that vaccines were working to help eliminate the threat of COVID-19 to the general public, citing statistics on deaths currently associated with the virus to prove his point. | Since the pandemic began,

Staff (2021-07-06). Julian Assange's Supporters Call on Biden to Dismiss Trump's Appeal Against Him. truthout.org As the father and brother of imprisoned journalist Julian Assange wrapped up their month long "Home Run for Julian" tour through 16 U.S. cities, the government's principal witness against Assange

Jonathan Guyer (2021-07-06). Meet the Consulting Firm That's Staffing the Biden Administration. zcomm.org WestExec represented major corporations throughout the Trump years. Now it's in the White House…

Pedro Brieger (2021-07-06). Biden y Duque se saludan. globalizacion.ca A finales de junio Iván Duque recibió un llamado telefónico de Joe Biden que fue muy comentado en Colombia ya que el presidente de los Estados Unidos tardó seis meses en levantar el teléfono para conversar con uno de sus…

Staff (2021-07-06). Headlines for July 6, 2021. democracynow.org WHO Warns Against Dropping Public Health Measures as Delta Coronavirus Variant Spreads , President Biden Says Getting Vaccinated Is "Most Patriotic Thing You Can Do", U.N. Says 400,000 in Ethiopia's Tigray Region Are in Famine, with 1.8 Million on the Brink, U.S.-Trained Honduran Ex-Military Officer Found Guilty of Participating in Murder of Berta Cáceres, Tropical Storm Elsa Makes History as Worsening Climate Crisis Bakes Northern Hemisphere, "Eye of Fire" Erupts from Ruptured Pipeline Near Gulf of Mexico Oil Platform, Black Community in Memphis Defeats Oil Pipeline That Threatened Water Supply, Jessica Reznicek…

John Wojcik, C.J. Atkins (2021-07-06). Six months after Trump coup, FBI investigation severely lacking. peoplesworld.org The special commission appointed by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is the last hope we have of any kind of meaningful probe of the Jan. 6 right-wing Trump coup attempt which has become an ongoing insurrection and was, in reality, only a piece of a massive, planned attack on democracy in the United States. New video …

Joris Leverink (2021-07-06). Patel's new immigration law is birdfeed for right-wing hawks. roarmag.org Projection of #RefugeesWelcome on the cliffs of Dover by Global Justice Now. Accusing the UK Home Office of "dog whistle politics" is what it is used to be like accusing former US president Donald Trump of dishonesty — a charge made so frequently that rather than being surprised, you would find yourself simply wondering how extreme the lies would get. | In the case of the Home Office, the frequency with which Home Secretary Priti Patel offers opinions, soundbites, leaks or outlines of new i…

Peter Costantini (2021-07-06). Family Reunification: Tearing Down the Razor Wire. counterpunch.org Forcible separation of immigrant parents and children in United States custody was the signature practice of the Trump régime to enforce its Zero Tolerance policy. The action Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced he would not tolerate was seeking asylum by crossing the border between official ports of entry and turning oneself into the Border Patrol. Sessions said he would bring criminal charges against all who did this, whether or not they were seeking asylum. When families were detained, Customs and Border Protection separated kids from their parents, without effectively tracking the connected cases or notif…

Heather Digby Parton (2021-07-06). Trump "thrilled" by indictments. zcomm.org He plans to make this latest "witch hunt" a theme of his upcoming rallies…

Susan Price (2021-07-06). The battle to save Willow Grove continues. greenleft.org.au Residents have taken to the Supreme Court to save Willow Grove, as community and unionists stand by to defend green ban. Susan Price reports.

Susan Price (2021-07-06). The battle to save Willow Grove continues. greenleft.org.au Residents have taken to the Supreme Court to save Willow Grove, as community and unionists stand by to defend the historic site. Susan Price reports.

José Manuel Blanco Diaz (2021-07-06). With a Stern Warning to Oligarchies, Maduro Presides Over Venezuela's Independence Day Military Parade (Photos & Video). orinocotribune.com This Monday, July 5, with the firm conviction that sooner rather than later a new wave of liberation and emancipation of the peoples of Latin America and the Caribbean will arise, President Nicolás Maduro participated in the civic-military parade to celebrate 210 years since Venezuela's Declaration of Independence of Venezuela. | In this sense, he stressed that local oligarchies have momentarily managed to block the path of the people. "The criminal oligarchy, the mafia that governs Bogotá, has momentarily managed to separate the paths of two brother nations, Colombia and Venezuela," he said. | Maduro noted that…

David Swanson (2021-07-06). Talk World Radio: Yurii Sheliazhenko on Ukraine as Imperial Chess Board. warisacrime.org Talk World Radio is recorded as audio and video on Riverside.fm. Here is this week's video and all the videos on Youtube. This week on Talk World Radio, we're discussing Ukraine, war, and peace. Our guest Yurii Sheliazhenko is executive secretary of the Ukrainian Pacifist Movement and a board member of the European Bureau for …

David Swanson (2021-07-06). The Way Between. warisacrime.org By David Swanson, World BEYOND War, July 6, 2021 For decades I — and, no doubt, everybody else who points out the power and effectiveness of nonviolent action — have had the endlessly recurring experience of being asked "But shouldn't people defend themselves with wars rather than do nothing?" How did wars get to be …

WSWS (2021-07-06). Wall Street rise continues amid warnings of instability. wsws.org Since the Fed's massive bailout in March 2020, Wall Street has become ever more dependent on the flow of ultra-cheap money from the central bank.

Editor (2021-07-06). The looming Arctic collapse: more than 40% of north Russian buildings are starting to crumble. mronline.org Previously solid ground is quickly degrading. The melting of the permafrost is about to cause huge damage to buildings and infrastructure across the country, Russia's natural resource minister warns. | July 6, 2021…

Tom Engelhardt (2021-07-06). Tomgram: Alfred McCoy, The Drugging of American Politics. warisacrime.org This article originally appeared at TomDispatch.com. To receive TomDispatch in your inbox three times a week, click here. Between the 1960s and 2021, the United States fought two disastrous drug wars in distant lands and historian Alfred McCoy covered them both. The initial one was, of course, the Vietnam War, which, as he reminds us today, …

Ornello R, Pistoia F, Sacco S. (2021-07-06). The USPSTF Recommendation Statement About Screening Asymptomatic Adults for Carotid Stenosis. jamanetwork.com To the Editor The USPSTF recommends against screening asymptomatic adults for carotid stenosis. However, we believe that detection of asymptomatic carotid stenosis might encourage treatment adherence to pharmacological—and nonpharmacological—primary prevention strategies. Demonstration of an objective lesion in the carotid artery may increase patient awareness of the presence of a risk factor for stroke. One article demonstrated that a higher rate of carotid stenosis detection was associated with better adherence to statin and aspirin treatment in asymptomatic patients with vascular risk factors. A le…

Julie Varughese (2021-07-06). CEO Found Guilty in Berta Cáceres Case: 'No Justice Until the Mastermind Is Brought to Justice'. towardfreedom.org On July 5, a Honduran jury found David Castillo, former chief executive officer of Desarrollos Energéticos Sociedad Anónima (DESA), guilty of being a collaborator in the murder. Castillo initially was charged as the mastermind behind the murder.

Andy Kroll (2021-07-06). America's Drug Wars. tomdispatch.com Fifty years ago, on June 17, 1971, President Richard Nixon stood before the White House press corps, staffers at his side, to announce "a new, all-out offensive" against drug abuse, which he denounced as "America's public enemy number one." He called on Congress to contribute $350 million for a worldwide attack on "the sources of supply." The first battle in this new drug war would be fought in South Vietnam where, Nixon said, "a number of young Americans have become addicts as they serve abroad." While the president was declaring his war on drugs, I was stepping off a trans-Pacific flight into the searing tropic…

Michael T. Hertz (2021-07-06). All life is created equal. nationofchange.org Our task going forward must be to learn how to preserve and protect our planet, making it fair and equal, so that all of us — men and women and children of all races and colors — shall not perish from the Earth.

Kuehn BM. (2021-07-06). FDA, FTC Warn Companies Claiming Their Supplements Treat Infertility. jamanetwork.com The FDA and the Federal Trade Commission issued warning letters to 5 companies for marketing supplements that illegally claim to treat infertility or other reproductive health conditions.

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.

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

sputniknews (2021-07-06). Russia Calls on UK to Stop Provocations in Black Sea. sputniknews.com MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Russia calls on the United Kingdom to stop provocations after the incident with the HMS Defender warship, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov said, adding that the Black Sea is not a place for "such games."

Puya Gerami (2021-07-06). Fighting Inequality in One of the Nation's Most Unequal States. zcomm.org The emerging statewide coalition Recovery For All is demanding progressive tax reform as a crucial step toward reducing extreme racial and economic disparities in Connecticut…

news.un (2021-07-06). South Sudan: UNICEF warns of 'desperation and hopelessness' for children 10 years after independence. news.un.org Ten years after South Sudan achieved independence, more children there are in urgent need of humanitarian assistance than ever before, the UN Children's Fund, UNICEF, said on Tuesday.

news.un (2021-07-06). UN appeals for resupply of aid and fuel in Tigray region. news.un.org Humanitarian operations have been gradually resuming in the war-ravaged Tigray region of northern Ethiopia, but resupply of aid and fuel for civilians caught up in the fighting is urgently needed, the United Nations said on Tuesday, citing information from its emergency relief agency, OCHA.

news.un (2021-07-06). Myanmar: From political crisis, to 'multi-dimensional human rights catastrophe' — Bachelet. news.un.org What began as a coup by the Myanmar military has 'rapidly morphed' into an all-out attack against the civilian population that has become increasingly widespread and systematic, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights warned on Tuesday.

John Nichols (2021-07-06). Ron Johnson Needs to Come With a Warning Label. thenation.com Ron Johnson Needs to Come With a Warning Label…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-06). 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 (2021-07-06). 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…

WSWS repost (2021-07-06). 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 (2021-07-06). 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.

Robert Norse (2021-07-06). 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.

Stephanie Midler (2021-07-06). Friday 7/9: Uhuru Furniture Off-Site Warehouse Sale. indybay.org Akwaaba Hall, 7911 MacArthur Blvd, Oakland, CA 94605…

WSWS Repost (2021-07-06). 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.

Anonymous007 (2021-07-06). Military Situation In Yemen On July 6, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | The Liaison and Coordination Officers' Operations Room (loyal to Ansar Allah) reported 163 ceasefire violations in al-Hudaydah during the past 24 hours | On July 5, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted 11 airstrikes on the Sarwah area | On July 5, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted 3 airstrikes on the Nate area | On July 5, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted 2 airstrikes on the Boqa area | On July 5, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted an airstrike on the Hara…

Anonymous103 (2021-07-06). Kiev Claims New Losses In Donbass, DPR Warns They Are Fake. southfront.org ILLUSRATIVE IMAGE: Forces of the Donetsk People's Republic | On July 5, three Ukrainian servicemen were wounded, another one was killed as a result of shelling in Eastern Ukraine. This was reported by the press center of the Joint Forces Operation."Today, on July 05, the armed formations of the Russian Federation once again violated the ceasefire regime and fired at the positions of Ukrainian defenders in the area of responsibility of the operational-tactical group EAST. As a result of the shelling, one serviceman was killed,…

Staff (2021-07-06). Human Rights Investigators Probe Deadly Colombian Government Crackdown on Protests. democracynow.org An international human rights commission has arrived in Colombia to investigate the right-wing government's brutal crackdown on protesters after a general strike was called in April. More than 80 people have died since the protests began, with many killed by police and paramilitary forces. We go to Bogotá to speak with Mario Murillo, an award-winning journalist and professor who has closely reported on Colombia for decades and says the current round of violence is "a continuation" of a right-wing backlash to the 2016 peace accords between the government and FARC guerrillas, which ended more than 50 years of confl…

Rick Rozoff (2021-07-06). Kremlin: Turkey is an example of how Russia can be friends with NATO. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com (There's nothing wrong with a military bloc that has 30 members and 40 partners on six continents; nothing wrong with one that has waged unprovoked war on three continents; that collectively spends over $1 trillion a year on military outlays; that has recruited every nation on the European continent except Russia as members and partners; …

Editor2 (2021-07-06). Failing Imperial Globalism Helps Globalize the Resistance. orinocotribune.com By Tim Anderson — Jun 29, 2021 | "The trees must form ranks to keep the giant with seven-league boots from passing! It is the time of mobilization" —José Martí | The failing advance of eight US-driven wars of aggression in the Middle East has boosted resistance links in the region and across the world. As imperial globalism fails, resistance is being globalized. | This is the central dialectic of our time. Washington's 21st-century over-reach, in a bid to maintain its dominance by trying to block emerging multi-polar and Eurasian centers of power, has instead helped enhanced them. | The resistance has…

Editor2 (2021-07-06). Cuba's Vaccine Triumph (Interview). orinocotribune.com Kawsachun News spoke exclusively to the Ambassador of Cuba in Bolivia, Danilo Sánchez Vázquez, about the COVID-19 vaccines his country is developing and the context for Cuba's success in the field of biotech and public health. We also discussed Cuba's economic model and the enormous difficulties foisted upon the country due to the decades-long economic United States economic blockade. | How many vaccines is Cuba developing and how effective are they? | We are working on five vaccine candidates, but I'd like to start by saying that Cuba has been developing vaccines from long before the start of the Covid pandemic,…

Staff (2021-07-06). 'They Make Unsubstantiated Accusations': Venezuela Calls UN Report Fallacious (Communiqué). orinocotribune.com In a This report is the result of a Resolution promoted by a small group of governments with serious domestic human rights violations, that conspired to satisfy the policy of "regim…

Editor2 (2021-07-06). Is the CIA Preparing a False Flag Operation from Colombia? orinocotribune.com By Misión Verdad — Jul 2, 2021 | Colombia's role in the already permanent regime-change operation against Venezuela is extensive and significant. Some recent events in Colombia may be worthy of attention and analysis, however, and give rise to a series of questions that help to clarify what is behind these events and where they are headed. | Perhaps the most curious event was the

Staff (2021-07-06). Venezuelan Oil Exports Skyrocket in June. orinocotribune.com In June, Venezuela's oil exports increased by 66% in comparison to last year's figures. The crude has been moved via transshipments from Malaysia that have stimulated shipments to Asia. | Venezuela sold a significant amount of crude to Chinese buyers before June 12, when a new tax took effect that raised import costs by at least 40% for various types of fuel. | According to Reuters, the tax coincided with the restart of a crude upgrader operated by Petrocedeno between PDVSA, Total Energies, Equinor and an oil-mixing plant that processes extra-heavy crude from the Orinoco Belt for export, owned by PDVSA and China…

Dennis Broe (2021-07-06). The crime novel post-confinement and post-BLM: The three-day plan. peoplesworld.org LYON, France—As the world begins to wake up and we enter the period of post-confinement, in France the first major festival return, just prior to the re-opening of the Cannes Film Festival, was the just concluded Quais du Polar. It's the global festival of crime writing, the largest of its kind, if not in the …

George Wuerthner (2021-07-06). Livestock Abuse of the Sonoran National Monument. counterpunch.org Recently the BLM has decided to open up the northern portion of the Sonoran Desert National Monument to livestock grazing. On June 29, 2021, Advocates for the West filed suit against the Arizona office of the Bureau of Land Management for failing to protect the Sonoran Desert National Monument from the destruction of native plants,

ecns.cn (2021-07-06). China slams U.S. over visa rejection of Chinese students. ecns.cn China has expressed grave concern, and lodged stern representations to the United States over the rejection of visa applications from Chinese students who had obtained offers to study in the U.S.

ecns.cn (2021-07-06). U.S. still rejects Chinese STEM student visa applicants. ecns.cn Sources told China Daily that Washington has kept playing a hypocritical, double-faced role in China-U.S. education exchanges this year, as it encouraged U.S. universities to enroll more Chinese students while failing visa applications from over 500 Chinese students who had obtained offers to pursue postgraduate study in STEM majors.

Gerald Roche (2021-07-06). Xinjiang Denialists Are Only Aiding Imperialism. thenation.com Xinjiang Denialists Are Only Aiding Imperialism…

WSWS (2021-07-06). Japanese defense official questions the "One China" policy. wsws.org To claim that the US, Japan and other countries are protecting democracy in Taiwan ignores the island's decades of brutal military dictatorship.

ecns.cn (2021-07-06). Australian virologist threatened by extreme conspiracy theorist. ecns.cn Australian virologist Danielle Anderson was threatened by some extreme conspiracy theorists because of her remarks that refuted the lab-leaking theory of the coronavirus, according to local media.

WSWS (2021-07-06). Israel faces new coronavirus outbreak due to the Delta variant. wsws.org The Israeli Health Ministry data show that the Pfizer vaccine is now 64 percent effective against preventing COVID-19 infection, whereas before the rise of the Delta variant in Israel it was 94.3 percent effective.

The Conversation (2021-07-06). Suburban living is the worst for carbon emissions — new research. juancole.com By Sabrina Zwick | — ( The Conversation ) — Work, education, entertainment, or simply better connectivity all draw people to cities. By the end of this century around 85% of the world population are predicted to live in cities. There are speculations that the COVID-19 pandemic will slow down this urbanisation trend, but I …

United Health Professionals (2021-07-06). The Covid Outbreak: "Biggest Health Scam of the 21st Century." Report by 1500 Health Professionals. globalresearch.ca We say : STOP disproportionate measures to fight SARS-CoV-2 (lockdown, blocking the economy and education, social distancing, wearing of masks for all, etc.) because they are totally unjustified, are not based on any scientific evidence and violate the basic principles of evidence-based medicine.

WSWS (2021-07-06). Johnson announces all restrictions against COVID-19 will end July 19 in the UK. wsws.org The abandonment of measures that, along with the vaccination programme, have saved many lives is being rammed through against scientific advice and working-class opposition.

WSWS (2021-07-06). Official COVID-19 death toll worldwide reaches four million. wsws.org If excess death estimates are used, COVID-19 would top 7.5 million, and would rank as the third-leading cause of death across the globe, following stroke and heart disease.

WSWS (2021-07-06). Johnson announces all restrictions against COVID-19 will end July 19 in England. wsws.org The abandonment of measures that, along with the vaccination programme, have saved many lives is being rammed through against scientific advice and working-class opposition.

WSWS (2021-07-06). Australian governments push for end to COVID restrictions as Sydney Delta outbreak grows. wsws.org Amid a significant outbreak of the virus, the focus of governments is on ending lockdowns and other essential public health measures for all time.

Sharma AK. (2021-07-06). A Stranger to Silence. jamanetwork.com In this narrative medicine essay, a third-year internal medicine resident reports the tinnitus he had learned to live with had deafened him when the silence and isolation imposed by COVID-19 fell.

jamanetwork (2021-07-06). Addition of Nonauthor Collaborator Names of the French Covid-19 Paediatric Inflammation Consortium. jamanetwork.com The Original Investigation titled "Association of Intravenous Immunoglobulins Plus Methylprednisolone vs Immunoglobulins Alone With Course of Fever in Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children," published February 1, 2021, has been corrected to include the nonauthor collaborator (group) names in a supplement.

sputniknews (2021-07-06). Indian Police Investigate Scam COVID-19 Inoculation Centres as 'Thousands' Got Fake Jabs – Report. sputniknews.com Between April and early June, India was hit by a second wave of COVID-19, which infected millions and killed tens of thousands across the country. Daily infections have gradually decreased since peaking in May, allowing authorities to ramp up their vaccination programme as the country recovers.

news.un (2021-07-06). Equitable distribution of vaccines, equipment only way out of pandemic: WHO chief. news.un.org Equitable distribution of equipment and medicines to fight COVID-19 is the only way out of the global crisis, the head of the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Tuesday, in remarks to a meeting of the advisory group making the case for investing in these tools.

news.un (2021-07-06). Sustainable development report shows devastating impact of COVID, ahead of 'critical' new phase. news.un.org The world was not on track to meet the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) before COVID-19 struck, and now the challenge has been magnified many times over, according to a new flagship UN report that indicates countries must take 'critical' steps on the road out of the pandemic, during the next 18 months.

John O'Sullivan (2021-07-06). British Doctor's Damning Legal Letter on NHS COVID Misconduct. globalresearch.ca

WSWS (2021-07-06). Sri Lankan president tries to cover up crisis in lengthy national address. wsws.org President Rajapakse downplayed the surging COVID-19 infections while at the same time whipping up Sinhala chauvinism to divide the working class.

Global Research News (2021-07-06). Selected Articles: Video: Senator Ron Johnson: Censored and Suppressed on Critical COVID Issues. globalresearch.ca By People in BC are free to move around, without wearing masks, without social distancing, without any of the restrictive measures …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-06). 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 (2021-07-06). 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 (2021-07-06). 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…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-06). 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 …

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2021-07-06). øHacia una "cuarta ola"? Combatiendo "la peligrosa variante delta". El "modelo de confinamiento matemático" globalizacion.ca *** | La campaña del miedo ha vuelto a acelerarse. | Es un nuevo bloqueo mundial concebido como un medio para combatir la variante "peligrosa" de Covid titulada "Delta". | Identificada por primera vez el año pasado en India, se pensaba que la…

No Nukes Actiion (2021-07-06). 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…

Staff (2021-07-06). Russia's top coastal city Sochi looks grim & empty in US media hit piece… despite beaches bustling with tourists just out of shot. rt.com With its grimy pier and empty deckchairs, Russia's coastal city of Sochi looks like it's past its prime. Well that's if you believe the propaganda in American tabloid The Daily Beast which ignored the crowds in nicer spots nearby. | In an article

Paul Joseph Watson (2021-07-06). French Government Considers Making COVID Vaccine Mandatory for Everyone Aged 24-59. globalresearch.ca

ecns.cn (2021-07-06). Medical unit of Chinese peacekeeping forces administer vaccines to UNIFIL members. ecns.cn The medical unit of the 19th batch of Chinese peacekeeping forces to Lebanon administer the second dose of COVID-19 vaccines to 1,918 members of the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) in Beirut, Lebanon on July 5, 2021.

Nick Pemberton (2021-07-06). Keep the Mask On. counterpunch.org "People cannot feel safe just because they had the two doses….They still need to protect themselves. Vaccine alone won't stop community transmission. People need to continue to use masks consistently, be in ventilated spaces, hand hygiene, the physical distance, avoid crowding. This still continues to be extremely important, even if you're vaccinated when you have

Swiss Policy Research (2021-07-06). The Failure of "Vaccine Passports" globalresearch.ca

Colin Todhunter (2021-07-06). Vaccine Billionaires and Human Guinea Pigs. dissidentvoice.org 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 trials and exclude others or bring the study to a close as soon as you see a spike in the data that implies evidence of effectiveness. There are …

ecns.cn (2021-07-06). U.S. 'procrastination' on vaccine sharing. ecns.cn

El Faro English (2021-07-06). The Dark Art of Vaccine Diplomacy. latinorebels.com Sixteen months into the pandemic and five months since pharmaceutical giants began pumping out vaccines, Central America remains vastly undervaccinated.

Dr. Joseph Mercola (2021-07-06). mRNA Vaccine Inventor Erased from History Books. globalresearch.ca

Kathy Kelly (2021-07-06). Why Daniel Hale Deserves Gratitude, Not Prison. progressive.org The whistleblower acted on behalf of the public's right to know what is being done in its name.

Mike Whitney (2021-07-06). The Killer in the Bloodstream: the "Spike Protein" globalresearch.ca First published on …

Labor Video Projecct (2021-07-06). "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.

BayAction2FreeAssange dot com (2021-07-06). 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.

Anonymous007 (2021-07-06). DPR/LPR Call For U.S. To Be Included In Normandy Format, As Ukraine Signals It Can "Easily Retake Part Of Donbass" southfront.org The self-proclaimed Luhansk and Donetsk People's Republics proposed holding a meeting at the level of advisers to the heads of…

_____ (2021-07-06). Saagar Enjeti: The Pseudo-Populist Mainlining Neocon Ideas Into Progressive Politics. strategic-culture.org While he is undeniably a charismatic and confident host, Saagar Enjeti's schtick is remarkably similar to that of his former employer Tucker Carlson, who also rails against elites while being one of them. | By Alan MACLEOD | Saagar Enjeti and Krystal Ball are the new king and queen of alternative media. After having just quit The Hill to go fully independent, their new show "Breaking Points" immediately

Staff (2021-07-06). Exxon Exposed: Greenpeace Tricks Top Lobbyists into Naming Senators They Use to Block Climate Action. democracynow.org Democratic Congressmember Ro Khanna, the chair of the House Oversight Subcommittee on the Environment, has announced plans to ask the CEOs of Exxon and other fossil fuel companies to testify before the committee about their role in blocking congressional action to address the climate emergency. Khanna made the request after Greenpeace UK released a video of two lobbyists discussing Exxon's secretive efforts to fight climate initiatives in Washington, revealing how the oil giant supported a carbon tax to appear proactive about climate change while privately acknowledging that such a tax has no chance of being pass…

Staff (2021-07-06). Grace Lee and James Boggs Showed How We Can Unite Our Struggles for Justice. truthout.org People march through a neighborhood to protest against anti-Asian violence on March 18, 2021, in Minneapolis, Minnesota.Stephen Maturen / Getty Images | A vicious wave of anti-Asian attacks surged during the pandemic and prompted the #StopAsianHate movement, but there's a deeper history of racist violence and multiracial solidarity — a history that Rep. Rashida Tlaib, actor Danny Glover, educator Maya Soetoro-Ng and I discussed in a recent conversation hosted by Haymarket Books and the Jame…

Greta Thunberg (2021-07-06). 'Nature and Physics Are Not Entertained nor Distracted by Your Theater…. The Show Is Over'. thenation.com 'Nature and Physics Are Not Entertained nor Distracted by Your Theater…. The Show Is Over'

Staff (2021-07-06). As US withdrawal from Afghanistan proceeds, Putin offers support to Tajikistan after Kabul's troops cross border fleeing Taliban. rt.com After fierce fighting forced Afghan troops to take refuge across the border in neighboring Tajikistan, Russia has pledged its support for the former Soviet republic in securing its mountainous frontiers against further incursions. | In a statement issued by the Kremlin on Monday, officials revealed that President Vladimir Putin had raised the issue in a call with his Tajik counterpart, Emomali Rahmon. During the exchange, the Russian leader "confirmed his readiness to provide Tajikistan with the necessary support" to resolve the growing crisis. The challenges, Moscow said, have been caused "by the escalation o…

Mark Gruenberg (2021-07-06). 400 líderes religiosos instan a los senadores a aprobar PROAct. peoplesworld.org CHICAGO —Decir que proteger y expandir el derecho de los trabajadores a organizarse es un imperativo moral y un impulso para los trabajadores que más lo necesitan, más de 400 líderes religiosos firmaron una carta abierta a los senadores, instándolos a aprobar el Protect the Right to Organize (PRO ) Actuar. En una conferencia de …

Estevan Hernandez (2021-07-06). Atlanta's homeless form union, occupy City Hall; demands met with arrests. liberationnews.org On July 4, the newly formed Atlanta Homeless Union set up an encampment on the front lawn of City Hall to protest the horrendous conditions that homeless, poor and working class people are subject to.

Geneva Women's Assembly (2021-07-06). The people demand an end to attacks on Geneva City Councilor Laura Salamendra. liberationnews.org For over a year, far-right reactionaries in coordination with the police have carried out an intimidation campaign against Salamendra, with tactics ranging from constant drive-bys to death threats.

_____ (2021-07-06). The Visegrad Nations Have Nailed Their Complaints to the EU's Door. strategic-culture.org The Visegrad nations in the center of Europe are challenging the orthodoxy of the EU elite and throughout history direct challenges to enforced dogmas spark a lot of chaos, change, and empower others to stand against the status quo. | Right before the Protestant Revolution in Europe many significant players doubted the necessity of Rome and had some qualms about certain dogma, but they dared not speak heresy, at least not publicly. When Martin Luther nailed his list of complaints to that church door it instantly shifted the Overton Window just enough to make yesterday's unspeakable blasphemy, become a possibl…

Byul Ryan-Im (2021-07-06). The Weekly Round-Up: Pride and Policing. ukhumanrightsblog.com In the news: The Prime Minister this week held a garden reception celebrating Pride Month and welcoming members of the LGBTQ+ community from across the UK. The PM told the reception audience "we've got your back here in this government, we're determined to stick up for equalities for LGBT people in any way we can." …

Robert Jensen (2021-07-06). Making Sense of Sex and Gender. dissidentvoice.org A few months after I had written an article critiquing the ideology of the transgender movement, a comrade from a progressive group told me he wanted to understand why I was challenging trans activists, whom he saw as being political allies on the left. I outlined what is now called the "gender critical" feminist argument, …

Staff (2021-07-06). Exxon Lobbyists Tricked Into Naming Senators They Use to Block Climate Action. truthout.org Image Credit: Greenpeace Unearthed | Democratic Congressmember Ro Khanna, the chair of the House Oversight Subcommittee on the Environment, has announced plans to ask the CEOs of Exxon and other fossil fuel companies to testify before the committee about their role in blocking congressional action to address the climate emergency. Khanna made the request after Greenpeace UK released a video of two lobbyists discussing Exxon's secretive efforts to fight climate initiatives in Washington, reveali…

Anonymous103 (2021-07-06). Four U.S. Supply Convoys Targeted With Roadside Bombs In Iraq. southfront.org Illustrative Image | July 6 is a hard day for U.S. forces in Iraq. Few hours after U.S. embassy in Baghdad was targeted by suicide drones, a number of attacks hit American convoys in different Iraqi provinces. | The Iraqi resistance groups attacked four U.S. logistical convoys in with roadside bombs. | This morning, a US logistical convoy was attacked with an IED in the Dhi Qar province. | In several hours, two other logistical convoys were targeted in the Diwaniyah province. | Later a similar attack was…

Anonymous103 (2021-07-06). In Video: Motorcycle Exploded In Syria's Hasakah, Wounding Civilians. southfront.org Source: North Press | On July 5, a motorcycle exploded in Shaddadi city, in northeastern Hasakah province, wounding two civilians. | The attack targeted the office of the Democratic Union Party in Syria (PYD), one of Kurdish opposition parties."An explosion took place at 11 a.m., injuring two civilians and leaving material damage," North Press correspondent said. | Asayish, the Internal Security Forces of the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) were deployed on the spot. The reason for the explosio…

Anonymous007 (2021-07-06). At Least 150 killed In More Than 450 Acts Of Gun Violence Over 4th July Weekend In The U.S. southfront.org At least 150 people were killed over the 4th July weekend in the United States. In total, there were 450…

Anonymous103 (2021-07-06). Power Crisis In Iraq Deepens For Variety Of Reasons. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | As the temperature rises all over the Middle East, Iraqi officials are fighting attacks on power lines in the country. On July 5, Iraq's Joint Operations Command has announced the formation of a joint force between the Iraqi army, police and the Popular Mobilization Units (PMU) to protect the country's power lines from repeated attacks. | Such attacks are carried out on a regular basis. Recently, terrorist attacks have reportedly targeted sixty-one power lines, killing seven…

Anonymous765 (2021-07-06). Locations Of US Carrier Strike Groups — July 6, 2021. southfront.org This is the newest update of the 'U.S. Carrier Strike Groups Locations Map' exclusive series showing the approximate locations of U.S. Carrier Strike Groups. SouthFront: Analysis & Intelligence tracks locations of U.S. aircraft carriers using the available open-source information. No classified information was used in production of the map. | click to see the full-size image | Carrier strike group (CSG) is an operational formation of the United States Navy. It is centered on an aircraft carrier and a carrier ai…

Anonymous103 (2021-07-06). In Video: Large Reinforcement Of Iranian-Backed Fatemiyoun Brigade Spotted In Syrian Desert. southfront.org Members of the Fatemiyoun Brigade during the Palmyra offensive in December 2016 | A video showing a large reinforcement of the Afghan Fatemiyoun Brigade arriving in the Syrian desert was spread in social media. The Iranian-backed formation was reportedly spotted in the vicinity of Jabal al-Bishri region on the border between Deir ez-Zor, Raqqa and Homs governorates. | Liwa Fatemiyoun is an Iranian-backed Afghan group that has operated in Syria since 2014. | It reportedly has up to 20,000 fighters in Syria and wa…

Anonymous007 (2021-07-06). Russian An-26 Passenger Plane Disappears Near Kamchatka, 28 People Missing (UPDATED). southfront.org Click to see full-size imageAccording to preliminary data, all people on board were killed as a result of the crash. The wreckage of the missing An-26 in Kamchatka was found 4-5 km from the runway, the rescue work is difficult due to the peculiarities of the landscape, according to Rosaviatsia center. | In Russia's far east, rescuers identified the crash site of the An-26, which flew from Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky to the village of Palana and stopped communicati…

Anonymous007 (2021-07-06). Military Situation In Donetsk People's Republic On July 6, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | 1. UAF in Pesky targeted DPR positions in Veseloe with grenade launchers | 2. UAF in Marinka targeted DPR positions in Aleksandrovka with grenade launchers | 3. UAF in Taramchuk targeted DPR positions in Elenovka with grenade launchers | 4. UAF in Berezovoe targeted DPR positions in Yasnoe with grenade launchers | 5. UAF in Mirnoe shelled DPR positions in Staromarievka with mortars | 6. UAF in Granitnoe shelled DPR positions in Grigorovka with mortars | 7. DPR for…

Anonymous007 (2021-07-06). Suicide Drone Targets US Embassy In Baghdad Hours After Ain al-Asad Base Targeted. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | In the very early hours of July 6th, an explosive-laden "suicide" drone was shot out of the sky by US C-RAM from Union 3 base as it neared the US Embassy in Baghdad's heavily fortified Green Zone. | This marked the 47th attack on American forces in Iraq so far in 2021, six of them involving drones, according to AFP. | There are reports from Iraq about an attack on the US Embassy in Baghdad. "Green Zone", where the embassy is located, an air raid was triggered, after which the C-RAM (…

Staff (2021-07-06). Twitter loses liability protection for user-created posts in India after failing to delete content. rt.com Twitter will no longer be exempt from liability arising from posts by users in India, after the platform failed to delete posts deemed illegal within a timeframe set by the country's new IT laws. | In a ruling filed on Monday, the US microblogging site lost the immunity that prevents it from being held liable for content posted by its users. The decision was made on the premise that Twitter is not respecting India's "law of the land." | The decision comes after a complaint over defamatory tweets that were not removed in time. In accordance with India's IT laws, social media sites are required to delete content…

Staff (2021-07-06). Armed drone intercepted near US Embassy in Baghdad after rockets hit base housing American troops (PHOTOS, VIDEOS). rt.com An explosives-laden drone was shot out of the sky by American air defenses as it neared the US Embassy in Baghdad's heavily fortified Green Zone, Iraqi security sources said, soon after rockets targeted a base housing US troops. | The apparent drone attack came late on Monday night, Iraqi defense officials told AFP and Reuters, though the armed UAV failed to reach the embassy complex. It marked the 47th attack on American forces in Iraq so far in 2021, six of them involving drones, according to the French newswire. | üáÆüá∂üá∫&u…

Staff (2021-07-06). Oil prices surge after OPEC+ fails to reach deal to boost global crude production. rt.com The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and allied producers failed to agree terms on an oil output deal once again on Monday, prompting crude prices to rise to a three-year high. | Brent crude jumped 94 cents, or 1.3%, to $77.12 a barrel by market closing time in London — the highest since 2018. US oil benchmark WTI surged $1.50, or 2%, to $76.65 a barrel. | Also on rt.com | | OPEC+ called off talks on output levels with no new date to resume discu…

Staff (2021-07-06). Hong Kong court hands US lawyer 4-month jail sentence for assaulting policeman during citywide unrest in 2019. rt.com An American lawyer working in Hong Kong will spend four months behind bars after being convicted of attacking a police officer during a period when the semi-autonomous territory was gripped by violent anti-Beijing protests. | Samuel Phillip Bickett, a former compliance director at the Bank of America, was sentenced to four months and two weeks on Tuesday by a Hong Kong court. Court magistrate Arthur Lam said Bickett's behavior posed a "serious threat to public order," noting the officer whom he attacked suffered multiple injuries. Fourteen days were added to the American's sentence because the court concluded…

Editor2 (2021-07-06). Report: 91% of Gaza Children Traumatized After Israel's Last Offensive. orinocotribune.com Nine out of ten children in the Gaza Strip currently suffer some form of conflict-related trauma after the Israeli military attack ended over a month ago, according to the Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Monitor (Euro-Med Monitor). | A human rights report published on Friday revealed that 91% of children in the Gaza Strip had suffered psychological trauma following the latest Israeli aggression last May. | In addition to more than 260 martyrs claimed by the aggression, including entire families, hundreds were injured, thousands of homes were completely and partially destroyed, and drastic damage to the economy an…

Amal Haddad (2021-07-06). Gaza Is Still Under Attack—but You Wouldn't Know It From the Media. thenation.com Gaza Is Still Under Attack—but You Wouldn't Know It From the Media…

Angela (2021-07-06). Sunday 7/11: Q&A Discussion of film Gaza Fights for Freedom. indybay.org

Rep. Ron Paul (2021-07-06). It's Saigon in Afghanistan. globalresearch.ca

jamanetwork (2021-07-06). The Cost of Tuberculosis. jamanetwork.com The arguments in support of movements for the conservation of human life and the improvement of the public health are no longer based solely on humanitarian considerations or purely philanthropic motives, however worthy and defensible these may be. The waste of human life through untimely death or disabling disease is an economic loss capable of being estimated in tangible figures in some cases, and always deserving of careful consideration. To the individual the conservation of the capacity for personal achievement, a performance in which good health plays an undeniable part, makes the strongest appeal. To the n…

Alvin Kuowei Tay, Mohammad Abdul Awal Miah, Sanjida Khan, Mohammed Mohsin, A.N.M. Mahmudul Alam, Sanem Ozen, Mahmuda Mahmuda, Helal U. Ahmed, Derrick Silove, Peter Ventevogel (2021-07-06). A Naturalistic Evaluation of Group Integrative Adapt Therapy (IAT-G) with Rohingya Refugees During the Emergency Phase of a Mass Humanitarian Crisis in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh. thelancet.com Background: Studies of scalable psychological interventions in humanitarian setting are usually carried out when the acute emergency has stabilized. We report the first evaluation of an evidence-based group psychological intervention, Group Integrative Adapt Therapy (IAT-G), during the emergency phase of a mass humanitarian crisis amongst Rohingya refugees in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh.Methods: We did a pragmatic naturalistic evaluation (2018-2020) of a seven-session group intervention with adult Rohingya refugees with elevated symptoms of depression (‚â•10 on the Patient Health Questionnaire) and/o…

Norman Solomon (2021-07-06). The Empire Strikes Back at the Left in Buffalo and Cleveland. indybay.org Corporate Democrats Crank Up Their Firepower…

Editor (2021-07-06). For gay migrants, cruising spots aren't just shadows and shame. mronline.org Largely abandoned by middle-class gays, urban parks remain an important refuge for gay migrants in an otherwise hostile city. | July 6, 2021 | Newswire…

Nora Fernandez (2021-07-06). Pandemic 101: There Is a Crack in Everything, We Have to Let the Light in. globalresearch.ca

Puya Gerami (2021-07-06). Showdown in Connecticut: Fighting Inequality in One of the Nation's Most Unequal States. counterpunch.org Since the start of the pandemic, Connecticut's fourteen billionaires have seized $12.6 billion in additional wealth—while hundreds of thousands of working people across the state, especially working people of color, are suffering. As the converging crises over the last year and a half have underscored, Connecticut has become a microcosm of the extreme racial and

Jake Johnson (2021-07-06). 24 House Dems Say Infrastructure Bill Shouldn't 'Throw Money at the Pentagon'. zcomm.org "Wasteful spending at the Pentagon will do nothing to help our country recover from this pandemic."

No Nukes Action (2021-07-06). Friday 7/23: Fukushima, The Pandemic & Olympics On The Opening Of the Olympics. indybay.org LaborFest…

WSWS (2021-07-06). Allentown Mack Volvo workers issue statement of solidarity with New River Volvo strikers. wsws.org The World Socialist Web Site Autoworker Newsletter has received the following statement from a group of Macungie (Allentown) Mack Volvo workers who are forming a Rank-and-File Committee.

Ralph Nader (2021-07-06). Mind-Stretching Summertime Book Recommendations. counterpunch.org 1. Honor Thy Label: Dr. Bronner's Unconventional Journey to a Clean, Green, and Ethical Supply Chain by Gero Leson. Dr. Leson, Bronner's vice president, tells the inside story of pioneering efforts for "building and scaling" ethical production, cooperating with suppliers in Sri Lanka, Ghana, India, Palestine, and beyond, and embracing Fair Trade and Regenerative organic agriculture. 2. To Be A Water Protector:

Black Alliance for Peace (2021-07-06). Human Rights Violence in Haiti: Continued U.S./OAS/UN Support for Unconstitutional Actions by Haiti's Illegitimate Government. globalresearch.ca

SEIU Local 521 (2021-07-06). Friday 7/9: Protect Monterey County Worker Healthcare Rally. indybay.org 1441 Schilling Place, Salinas, CA 93901…

_____ (2021-07-06). Fourth Of You Lie In Brooklyn, N.Y. popularresistance.org D12 held an outdoor rally today in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn, N.Y., for Black liberation and the liberation of all oppressed people. Banners reading "Health care is a right! Fight! Fight! Fight!" lined the street. People gathered in front of Sistas' Place at Frederick Douglass Square. D12 members renamed the corners of two streets named after slave owners—Jefferson and Nostrand—for Douglass.

_____ (2021-07-06). Internet Shutdown And Detention And Torture Of Journalists In Eswatini. popularresistance.org "We stand with New Frame and Mndebele and Mbuyisa who have taken risks to their personal security and safety in order to break the communication shutdown and tell the stories of those risking their lives to fight an oppressive government. The attacks they suffered are not isolated, and are part of the larger repressive attacks on dissent and democratic freedoms by the government in eSwatini."

Alex Schadenberg (2021-07-06). Canada's 2020 Euthanasia Report and "Assisted Suicide": Almost 8000 People Died by Lethal Injection, 1412 People Died Because of Loneliness and 4% of Deaths in BC Were Euthanasia. globalresearch.ca

James J. Zogby (2021-07-06). 10 Years Since the Arab Spring. globalresearch.ca

Jim Naureckas (2021-07-06). Rumsfeld Remembered as 'Complex,' 'Energetic'—Not as Killer of Multitudes. globalresearch.ca

Pat Elder (2021-07-06). Deadly June 10th Spill of Toxins from U.S. Military Base in Okinawa Could Sick and Kill Thousands. globalresearch.ca

Teodrose Fikremariam (2021-07-06). Stop Silencing Us: An Open Letter to Facebook, Google, Twitter and Social Media Platform Employees. globalresearch.ca

Jonah Raskin (2021-07-06). What Oakland Wrought: From Gertrude Stein to the Black Panthers and Beyond. counterpunch.org Occupy Oakland began on October 10, 2011. It lasted until November 21, 2011. "Occupy Everything Liberate Oakland," posters read. Protesters occupied Frank H. Ogawa Plaza in front of Oakland City Hall and at other places. Cops in riot gear confronted them and arrested them again and again, though nearly one hundred thousand people demonstrated. Indeed, they

Elliot Sperber (2021-07-06). Situation on Second . counterpunch.org Situation on Second It's annoying to walk along Essex, yes But it's worse on Delancey So which do you fancy And how can you know it before you go blow it Apologies Ethan If ever this happens again Instead I'll hail a cab (How could I know it'd be so bad After all we've been

WSWS (2021-07-06). University of Sheffield Archaeology student denounces planned closure. wsws.org The archaeology department ranks among the highest in the world and its shuttering could be approved as soon as September.

WSWS (2021-07-06). Remaining portion of collapsed Surfside, Florida condo demolished as search for victims continues. wsws.org Although search teams are continuing their efforts following Sunday's demolition, it is increasingly clear that there are no more survivors to be found in the rubble.

WSWS (2021-07-06). Growing opposition to sacking of arts educator at Australia's Monash University. wsws.org While using Dr. Jan Bryant's plight to posture as a defender of university workers, the union has suppressed opposition to the slashing of jobs, wages and conditions.

WSWS (2021-07-06). Workers Struggles: The Americas. wsws.org Bus drivers in Argentina's northern city of Corrientes began a strike June 30 to demand the full payment of their end-of-year bonus and parity with the national wage for transportation workers.

WSWS (2021-07-06). Great jazz vocalist dishonored by The United States vs. Billie Holiday—Can't we do better? wsws.org Lee Daniels' film, with Andra Day, does a disservice to the memory of the music legend.

WSWS (2021-07-06). WSWS campaigns among Canadian Volvo workers to break UAW's isolation of Dublin, Virginia Volvo Trucks strike. wsws.org WSWS reporters intervened at a Volvo-owned Nova Bus plant in suburban Montreal to bring the militant strike mounted by 3,000 Volvo Trucks workers in Dublin, Virginia to the attention of Canadian workers.

WSWS (2021-07-06). Washington's Afghanistan debacle deepens after troop withdrawal. wsws.org In the wake of the withdrawal of the bulk of US and NATO forces, the US military and intelligence apparatus is scrambling to organize future operations inside Afghanistan.

WSWS (2021-07-06). Podemos launches baseless #MeToo attack on Spanish tenor Plácido Domingo. wsws.org Popular enthusiasm for Domingo's return to the stage contrasted sharply with the "left populist" Podemos party, which denounced his appearance as an insult to women.

WSWS (2021-07-06). Far-right thugs attack prominent Ukrainian journalist Ruslan Kotsaba. wsws.org Over seven years after the imperialist backed-coup in Kiev, Ukrainian journalists continue to be terrorized by government-backed fascist thugs.

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-07-06). Defending Our Sovereignty: US Military Bases in Africa and the Future of African Unity. libya360.wordpress.com Tricontinental Some of AFRICOM's known permanent and semi-permanent military bases on the African continent, 2019. How do you visualise the footprint of Empire? The images in this dossier map some of AFRICOM's military bases on the African continent — both 'enduring' and 'non-enduring', as they are officially called. The satellite photos were gathered by data…

Jabbour S, Bower KS. (2021-07-06). Refractive Surgery in the US in 2021. jamanetwork.com This JAMA Insights Clinical Update summarizes the various types of refractive surgical procedures performed in the US, including LASIK, photorefractive keratectomy, and small incision lenticule extraction.

Barry MJ, Davidson K, Mangione CM. (2021-07-06). The USPSTF Recommendation Statement About Screening Asymptomatic Adults for Carotid Stenosis—Reply. jamanetwork.com In Reply In response to the recently published USPSTF recommendation statement, the above Letter to the Editor authors agree that universal screening for asymptomatic carotid artery stenosis is not a beneficial strategy given the current evidence. However, they highlight recent evidence on risk prediction models and propose that accurately detecting persons at higher risk of asymptomatic carotid artery stenosis might change the balance of benefits and harms of screening all asymptomatic persons.

Slomski A. (2021-07-06). Study Estimates Older Adults' Cancer Deaths After Surgery. jamanetwork.com Older adults with cancer were more likely to die from their disease 5 years after surgery than from other causes, a recent study showed. Although cancer remains the major mortality driver for this group, the study's investigators emphasized that most elderly patients should not avoid surgery, as untreated cancer would result in more early deaths.

Juan Cole (2021-07-06). "Chaos" in Israeli Parliament over Apartheid-style Law against Family Unification for Palestinian-Israelis. juancole.com Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) — Al-Quds Al-Arabi [Arab Jerusalem] reports "chaos" in the Israeli parliament as it debated into the wee hours of Tuesday morning the renewal of a 2003 law that places obstacles to family unification inside Israel of Palestinian-Israelis who marry Palestinians living in the Occupied West Bank or Gaza. Members of parliament …

Raghuraman N, Tuuli MG. (2021-07-06). Preconception Care as an Opportunity to Optimize Pregnancy Outcomes. jamanetwork.com This JAMA Insights Clinical Update discusses the issue of reducing pregnancy-related morbidity and mortality by identifying modifiable risk factors and providing targeted interventions and education prior to conception.

ecns.cn (2021-07-06). California Assembly Member supports probe into American Indian boarding schools in Golden State. ecns.cn James Ramos on Monday joined other tribal leaders across Southern California to support a federal investigation of Indian boarding schools operated under the U.S. government's cultural assimilation program in the 19th and 20th centuries.

Wolters FJ, Volovici V. (2021-07-06). The USPSTF Recommendation Statement About Screening Asymptomatic Adults for Carotid Stenosis. jamanetwork.com To the Editor The recently published US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendation statement provides practitioners with concise, up-to-date recommendations about screening for asymptomatic carotid artery stenosis. While relatively little evidence from randomized clinical trials has emerged since 2014 to support or refute prior recommendations, 3 important issues stemming from observational research were not highlighted in this article.

Global Voices (2021-07-06). Thousands of Women protest Throughout Turkey as gov't withdraws from Istanbul Convention on Women's Rights. juancole.com By Arzu Geybullayeva | ( Globalvoices.org) — Thousands of women marched across the largest cities in Turkey on July 1, to protest Turkey's official withdrawal from the Istanbul Convention. Heavy police intervention and violence were reported throughout the country. Turkey announced its decision to withdraw from the Convention on March 20, 2021. The Istanbul Convention …

Poorthuis MF, de Borst GJ. (2021-07-06). The USPSTF Recommendation Statement About Screening Asymptomatic Adults for Carotid Stenosis. jamanetwork.com To the Editor The USPSTF recommends against population-level screening of individuals without prior neurologic deficit related to carotid artery stenosis. This recommendation is substantiated by the low yield of screening and uncertainty about the efficacy of carotid revascularization in patients with asymptomatic carotid artery stenosis. While we agree with the overall recommendation, we wish to add recent data and a research agenda.

Peoples Dispatch (2021-07-06). 18 Hirak activists freed on Algerian independence day. peoplesdispatch.org There are still close to 300 political detainees being held in prisons in Algeria. The president has indicated that more releases will take place in the days to come…

Marlee Kokotovic (2021-07-06). Oil giant files $15 billion claim against US government for rescinded Keystone XL permit. nationofchange.org "What a disgusting yet predictable move from TC Energy and Canadian Government. America didn't want your pipeline. You took the risk. Taxpayers are not going to pay $15 billion for your failed and risky investment."

Carson S, Kallen AN. (2021-07-06). Diagnosis and Management of Infertility. jamanetwork.com This review examines current evidence regarding the pathophysiology, diagnosis, and treatment of infertility.

Latino Rebels (2021-07-06). Black Super Dads! latinorebels.com Latino Rebels Radio: July 1, 2021…

Walter K. (2021-07-06). Patient Information: Ways to Quit Smoking. jamanetwork.com This JAMA Patient Page describes behavioral and medication-based smoking cessation interventions, resources for behavioral interventions, and potential side effects of medication-based interventions.

Jill Richardson (2021-07-06). How Florida's Political "Survey" of Universities threatens Freedom of Speech. juancole.com ( Otherwords.org ) — Florida officials say they want to promote "intellectual freedom" — by using political surveys to target university funding. By Jill Richardson | June 30, 2021 The state of Florida just passed a law that — to put it mildly — grossly violates academic freedom. Under the new bill, recently signed by …

ecns.cn (2021-07-06). Heightened scrutiny on scientists of Chinese origin to harm U.S.: analysts. ecns.cn The U.S. is shooting itself in the foot in the battle for talent as it has put Chinese-American scientists under scrutiny and chilled the climate for scientists studying and working there, a Hong Kong-based newspaper reported Saturday.

Peoples Dispatch (2021-07-06). Over 30 people killed in military raid in Myanmar. peoplesdispatch.org Among those killed were members of the Depayin People's Defense Force. Such groups have emerged across Myanmar to resist the junta in the aftermath of February's coup…

Slomski A. (2021-07-06). Text Message Support Prompts Young Adults to Quit Vaping. jamanetwork.com Tailored, interactive text messages improved quit rates among young adults using e-cigarettes, a randomized trial in JAMA Internal Medicine reported. Currently, few, if any, empirically tested vaping cessation interventions are designed for this age group.

Roger Bybee (2021-07-06). Private-Equity 'Vampires' Run Into a Wall of Worker Resistance. progressive.org The sudden plan to close a plant in Janesville, Wisconsin, has led union workers to launch a major campaign as they fight for their jobs.

Kuehn BM. (2021-07-06). New Targeted Non—Small Cell Lung Cancer Therapy Approved. jamanetwork.com The FDA has approved the first targeted treatment for patients whose non—small cell lung cancer has an exon 20 insertion variant in the epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) gene.

Kuehn BM. (2021-07-06). FDA Seeks Improvements in Labeling Medical Device Materials. jamanetwork.com In response to public and physician concerns about patient reactions to materials used in implanted medical devices, the FDA is seeking input by July 19 on revamping the products' labeling.

Slomski A. (2021-07-06). Greater Numbers of US People Living With Vision Loss. jamanetwork.com An analysis in JAMA Ophthalmology found that more than 7 million people in the US are living with uncorrectable vision loss and blindness, substantially more than the previously estimated 4.2 million.

Rosalind English (2021-07-06). Reporting restrictions in end of life cases: anonymity for treating clinicians. ukhumanrightsblog.com Rashad Maqsood Abbasi and Aliya Abassi (Applicants) v Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (Respondent) and PA Media (Intervener) [2021] EWHC 1699 (Fam) Takesha Thomas and Lanre Haastrup (Applicants) v Kings College Hospital NHS Trust (Respondent) and PA Media (Intervener) [2021] EWHC 1699 (Fam) The focus of this judgment was on the jurisdiction, if …

Eros Labara (2021-07-06). El germen del postfascismo en Europa. globalizacion.ca El 23 de marzo de 1919 Benito Mussolini se reunió junto a numerosos ex combatientes de la Primera Guerra Mundial en la plaza de Santo Sepulcro de Milán para fundar los Fasci italiani di combattimento, el movimiento fascista que en…

WSWS (2021-07-06). UK: Johnson commissions post-Brexit "bonfire of regulations" report. wsws.org The TIGRR report is a blueprint for further privatisation and a ratcheting up of exploitation of the working class. Every recommendation is aimed at giving parasitic speculation free rein.

Tom Conway (2021-07-06). Closing the digital divide. zcomm.org The internet has the power to tie the nation together, re-energize the economy and open the doors of education, employment, health and civic participation to all…

Arzu Geybullayeva (2021-07-06). Women protest across country as Turkey withdraws from Istanbul Convention. zcomm.org Heavy police intervention was reported across the country…

Jason Koslowski (2021-07-06). States Are Attacking the Teaching of Racism. zcomm.org To fight back, we'll need to organize in our unions to take action — from the bottom up…

Estevan Hernandez (2021-07-06). Atlanta's homeless form union, occupy City Hall. zcomm.org Demands met with arrests…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-06). 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…

Wen Stephenson (2021-07-06). Stop the Enbridge Ecocide! thenation.com Stop the Enbridge Ecocide!

Francis Wade (2021-07-06). Gayatri Spivak: 'The Subaltern Speaks Through Dying'. thenation.com Gayatri Spivak: 'The Subaltern Speaks Through Dying'

Amy Wilentz (2021-07-06). Haiti Has Been Abandoned—By The Media, the US, and the World. thenation.com Haiti Has Been Abandoned—By The Media, the US, and the World…

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