Daily Archives: July 7, 2021

2021-07-07: News Headlines

teleSUR (2021-07-07). Haitian President Jovenel Moise Assassinated. telesurenglish.net President Jovenel Moise was assassinated Wednesday by gunmen who raided his residence in the early morning hours in the Pelerin neighborhood of Port-au-Prince. The assault wounded first lady Martine Moise, who would have died in the hospital a few hours later. | RELATED: | "This morning, at one o'clock in the morning, July 7, a group of unidentified persons, speaking in Spanish and English, assassinated th…

The Associated Press (2021-07-07). Official: Haiti President Jovenel MoàØse Assassinated at Home. latinorebels.com PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Haitian President Jovenel MoàØse was assassinated in an attack on his private residence, the country's interim prime minister said in a statement Wednesday, calling it a "hateful, inhumane and barbaric act."

teleSUR (2021-07-07). Peru: Congress Approves Complaint Against Ex-President Vizcarra. telesurenglish.net On Tuesday, Peru's Congress Permanent Commission unanimously approved a constitutional complaint filed by the Attorney General's Office against former President Martin Vizcarra (2018-2020) for the irregular hiring of singer Richard "Swing" Cisneros during his administration. | RELATED: | This corruption case also involves former Culture Ministers Patricia Balbuena, Ulla Holmquist, and Sonia Guillen. Besides allo…

José Manuel Blanco Diaz (2021-07-07). Group in Defense of UN Charter Officially Formed by 18 Countries (Anti-Sanctions Club). orinocotribune.com Through a joint statement read out by the Ambassador of Venezuela to the United Nations, Samuel Moncada, the Group of Friends in the Defense of the Charter of the United Nations was officially created on Tuesday, July 6. Eighteen member countries of the United Nations subscribed to the group and ratified the statement. The event took place via a Consequently, a proposal that was previously presented by Venezuela has been consolidated…

Sameena Rahman (2021-07-07). Supreme Court ruling gives green light to even more voter suppression. liberationnews.org A Supreme Court decision on two voter suppression laws in Arizona further gutted the historic Voting Rights Act of 1965, a key concession won by the Civil Rights Movement. The two state laws upheld by the court's 6-3 ruling on July 1 ban anyone other than a relative or caregiver from collecting absentee ballots and …

Teresa Páez (2021-07-07). Boston activists protest illegal U.S. arrest of Venezuelan diplomat Alex Saab. liberationnews.org The unprecedented extortion that Washington is employing to block Venezuela's food and medicine supplies is evidenced in the U.S. government's persecution of Venezuelan diplomat Alex Saab.

Editor2 (2021-07-07). Thanks to Sanctions, Iran Finally Builds its Own Cars. orinocotribune.com Iran's auto sector has started standing on its own feet after years of reliance on imported car kits which foreign companies stopped supplying when the US reimposed sanctions on the Islamic Republic in 2018. | Minister of Industry, Mine and Trade Alireza Razm Hosseini said last week that the total value of imported contents used in car manufacturing had been cut by $2.5 billion — a figure which is enormous at a time of severe foreign exchange crunch due to the draconian sanctions. | "Thanks to the efforts of automakers and component makers, the $4 billion dependence of the automotive industry on foreign com…

Black Alliance for Peace (2021-07-07). The Assassination of Haitian President Jovenel MoàØse. dissidentvoice.org Unknown assailants overnight assassinating Haitian President Jovenel MoàØse was a horrific act that should be condemned in no uncertain terms. Unfortunately, such violence is unsurprising. As the Black Alliance for Peace (BAP) noted in its July 6 press release, MoàØse's actions since usurping power have brought Haiti to a boiling point, with heavily armed gangs …

Answer Coalition, Boston (2021-07-07). Boston activists protest illegal U.S. arrest of Venezuelan diplomat Alex Saab. answercoalition.org

Brianna Griffith (2021-07-07). Extradition of Alex Saab: US takes effort to starve Venezuelans to new lows. peoplesdispatch.org Venezuelan official Alex Saab was arrested over a year ago in Cape Verde and in March 2021 the country's Supreme Court approved his extradition to the United States…

Staff (2021-07-07). Haitian President Assassinated, Plunging Country Into New Political Crisis. truthout.org Haiti is reeling from a new crisis after President Jovenel MoàØse was assassinated in an attack on his home in the outskirts of Port-au-Prince early Wednesday. In a statement, Haitian Prime Minister Claude Joseph said "a group of unidentified individuals" attacked the private residence of the president, killing him and injuring the first lady. MoàØse, who had led Haiti since 2017, was accused of orchestrating a coup to stay in power beyond February 7, when his term officially ended. F…

Richard C. Gross (2021-07-07). Trampling the Right to Vote. counterpunch.org "Our battle cry is 'Let My People Vote.'" The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., June 19, 1965, urging the House to pass the Voting Rights Act. Netflix is streaming a movie based on a true story about integrating a White school after an inferior Black school caught fire in Durham, N.C., in 1971. Titled "The

Peoples Dispatch (2021-07-07). De facto president of Haiti Jovenel MoàØse assassinated. peoplesdispatch.org Jovenel MoàØse, the de facto president of Haiti, was assassinated at 1am on July 7 at his home. His wife and Haiti's first lady, Martine MoàØse, was also injured in the attack and has been hospitalized. The news was announced by the prime minister Claude Joseph through an official communique early on July 7. In a press conference, Joseph declared a state of emergency and called for an extraordinary council of ministers. | According to the communique, the assailants have not been identified but are suspected to be Spanish-speaking. The official communique called for the population to remain calm and…

teleSUR (2021-07-07). World Leaders Condemn Assassination of Haitian President Moise. telesurenglish.net Political leaders and high-level officials from around the world sent their solidarity with the Haitian people and condemned the assassination of President Jovenel Moise on Wednesday. | RELATED: | BOLIVIA: "We deeply regret the assassination of the President of the sister Republic of Haiti Jovenel Moise and his wife Martine Marie Etienne Joseph. We condemn these acts of violence, which must be clarified. Our condolences to the Haitian people," Boliv…

Jessica Corbett (2021-07-07). Water protectors protesting at Willow River warn Line 3 'is a catastrophic threat'. nationofchange.org "Polluted water, land, and rapid climate change are threats to us all, and Line 3 will cause unpredictable levels of damage if it becomes active."

Staff (2021-07-07). Cape Verdean Authorities Prevent Alex Saab from Receiving Medical Attention. orinocotribune.com On Tuesday, June 6, Cape Verdean authorities prevented Venezuelan Diplomat Alex Saab's doctor from visiting him, which is a flagrant violation of the diplomat's human rights and a risk to his life, given his health condition. | This was informed by the Saab's legal defense team, explaining that Cape Verdean police had prevented medical personnel from entering the building where the Venezuelan diplomat is under house arrest, although the medics had complied with all the requirements necessary for permits to visit Saab, as demanded by the authorities of the African country. | It should be noted that on January 21,…

Dean Baker (2021-07-07). Buying Democracy in a Good Way. cepr.net Brian Beutler tweeted something this week that got me thinking about ways the Democrats can get around a Republican filibuster on voting rights: make it about money. The key problem facing any voting rights measure is that the Republicans are determined to filibuster anything that limits the ability of states to suppress the vote or …

Staff (2021-07-07). Jovenel MoàØse Dead: Haitian President Assassinated, Plunging Country into New Political Crisis. democracynow.org Haiti is reeling from a new crisis after President Jovenel MoàØse was assassinated in an attack on his home in the outskirts of Port-au-Prince early Wednesday. In a statement, Haitian Prime Minister Claude Joseph said "a group of unidentified individuals" attacked the private residence of the president, killing him and injuring the first lady. MoàØse, who had led Haiti since 2017, was accused of orchestrating a coup to stay in power beyond February 7, when his term officially ended. For months Haitians have staged large protests against MoàØse demanding he leave office, but MoàØse clun…

Indivisible Yolo County (2021-07-07). 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.

Staff (2021-07-07). Headlines for July 7, 2021. democracynow.org Haitian President Jovenel MoàØse Assassinated, Eric Adams Set to Become New York City's Next Mayor After Clinching Primary, Nikole Hannah-Jones Rejects Tenure at UNC, Heads to Howard University with Ta-Nehisi Coates, Biden Admin Extends Temporary Protected Status for Yemenis, Pentagon Cancels $10 Billion Cloud Computing Contract with Microsoft, White House Quietly Hosts Brother of Mohammed bin Salman, Lebanon on Brink of Economic Collapse as People Face Hunger, Poverty and Political Uncertainty, Far-Right Israeli Gov't Fails to Renew Apartheid "Citizenship Law", Iran Hosts Intra-Afghan Talks Amid Taliban A…

teleSUR (2021-07-07). Us Calls on Haiti To Hold Elections This Year as Planned. telesurenglish.net The United States on Wednesday called on Haiti to go ahead with elections scheduled later this year, saying they would provide a path forward after the assassination of President Jovenel Moise. | "It is still the view of the United States that elections this year should proceed," State Department spokesman Ned Price told reporters. | RELATED: | Price said that elections would both restore the lapsed parliament, following rule by d…

_____ (2021-07-07). Assassins of Haiti President Jovenel Moïse Reportedly Posed as US Agents. commondreams.org "If we do not now stop corporations like Chevron from weaponizing the law, the rights of all earth defenders will be in jeopardy," said the human rights attorney.

news.un (2021-07-07). UN condemns 'abhorrent' assassination of Haiti President Jovenel MoàØse. news.un.org Perpetrators behind the assassination of Haitian President Jovenel MoàØse must be brought to justice, the United Nations said on Wednesday.

teleSUR (2021-07-07). Updates: Haiti's Interim Prime Minister Declares State of Siege. telesurenglish.net Update 16: 00 local Haiti time: OAS emergency meeting begins in Washington. | TODAY | ÔøΩÔøΩÔ∏èJuly 7 | ‚è∞14: 30 EDT (18: 30 GMT) | ÔøΩÔøΩ ‚ÑπÔ∏&e…

Editor2 (2021-07-07). NGOs and the New Plan Condor for Latin America. orinocotribune.com By Manuel Zelaya and Lois Pérez Leira — Jul 4, 2021 | Beginning in the 1980s, with the advent of the neoliberal model of exploitation, organizations began to appear that in theory were created to fill a vacuum that arose between the public and the private spheres. These non-governmental organizations (NGOs), which at first appeared to be impartial, became in essence self-proclaimed political agents of civil society, legitimizing the rise of globalization and the market. With the arrival of progressive governments, via elections in Latin America, as in the case of Nicaragua, where Daniel Ortega won by more th…

Staff (2021-07-07). Eric Adams, Ex-Police Captain, Wins NYC Democratic Mayoral Primary After Running on Crime as #1 Issue. democracynow.org The next mayor of New York City will likely be the Brooklyn borough president and former police officer Eric Adams, according to a newly released tally in the Democratic primary race which accounts for most absentee ballots. Adams would be the city's second Black mayor and ran to the right of his party, promising to tackle crime. Democracy Now! co-host Juan González has covered Adams for three decades and says Adams captured the votes of people concerned about an increase in gun violence and crime, which González suspects stems from police "standing down" in response to the movement to defund them.

Sheila Hamanaka (2021-07-07). 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?>

Staff (2021-07-07). Ex-cop Eric Adams poised to become next New York mayor after winning botched Democratic primary. rt.com Eric Adams, a former police captain and an open opponent of the movement to defund law enforcement, has won the Democratic primary in the race to become New York mayor, the latest vote tallies show. | The Associated Press "While there are still some very small amounts of votes to be counted, the results are…

Akio Tanaka (2021-07-07). Why to vote Yes. indybay.org see the forest for the trees.

Sheila Hamanaka (2021-07-07). Sharon Kyle's L.A. Progressive features #MeToo Garrison Keillor: Whither Pacifica? indybay.org Sharon Kyle's for-profit L.A. Progressive is featuring #MeToo MPR reject Garrison Keillor. Is this Kyle's idea of a "New Day" for Pacifica? Vote NO in the Pacifica bylaws referendum if you don't share the #MeToo vision.

repost (2021-07-07). Why to vote No: Bylaws easy comparison. indybay.org Comparison of present bylaws with New Day proposed substitute. The New Day bylaws eliminate democratic decision making at Pacifica | See chart – click on Original Image to enlarge…

Juan Cole (2021-07-07). Israel and the Racial Politics of Palestinian Family Separation. juancole.com Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) — The Israeli newspaper Arab 48 reports that on Tuesday, Prime Minister Naftali Bennett slammed opposition parties, led by former PM Binyamin Netanyahu, for having voted against renewal of the Family Separation Law for Palestinian-Israelis married to Palestinians. He said that the opposition had done direct damage to Israeli security. The …

Prof. Marjorie Cohn (2021-07-07). Free Press Advocates Call on Biden to Dismiss Trump's Appeal Against Assange. globalresearch.ca

Nick Mottern (2021-07-07). Biden Betrays Another Campaign Pledge—Admits that U.S. Will Continue to Bomb Afghanistan. globalresearch.ca

Nick Mottren (2021-07-07). Biden Acknowledges "Over The Horizon" Air Attacks Planned Against Taliban. counterpunch.org "Over-the-horizon" air operations, possibly directed at the Taliban, may rely very heavily on drone assassination and drone targeting for manned aircraft. On July 2, fleeing questions from reporters about U.S. plans in Afghanistan, President Joe Biden sought refuge behind the July 4th Independence Day holiday, yet obliquely acknowledged that the U.S. will use some level of

Ted Rall (2021-07-07). Abandon Afghanistan and Don't Look Back. counterpunch.org Joe Biden deserves nothing but praise and support for his decision to honor America's commitment, negotiated between the Trump administration and the Taliban, to finally withdraw from Afghanistan. After more than 20 years of wasted lives, endless property damage and squandering of billions of U.S. tax dollars that would have been better spent on just

Alan MacLeod (2021-07-07). U.S. censorship is increasingly official. mronline.org The Biden administration made headlines last week as it moved to shut down the websites of 33 foreign media outlets, including ones based in Iran, Bahrain, Yemen and Palestine. Officials justified the decision by claiming the organizations were agents of "disinformation." | July 7, 2021…

Nick Mottern (2021-07-07). Biden Acknowledges 'Over the Horizon' Air Attacks Planned Against Taliban. towardfreedom.org On July 2, fleeing questions from reporters about U.S. plans in Afghanistan, President Joe Biden sought refuge behind the July 4 Independence Day holiday. Yet, he obliquely acknowledged that the United States will use some level of "over the horizon" air attacks to prevent the Taliban from taking power, attacks that will include drones and manned aircraft, possibly even B-52s.

_____ (2021-07-07). Trump Started a War on Journalism. Biden's Justice Department Has Yet to End It. commondreams.org "Chip Roy says what we all already know: there is no intent of working across the aisle. It's all posturing."

Marjorie Cohn (2021-07-07). Free Press Advocates Call on Biden to Dismiss Trump's Appeal Against Assange. zcomm.org The factual basis for this case has completely fallen apart"

Editor (2021-07-07). G7/OTAN: Diplomacia entre ladrones. workers.org Para comprender la esencia de las reuniones en Europa, en las que Joe Biden ha estado hablando amablemente con los aliados imperialistas depredadores de Washington, debemos examinar su precedente histórico: la Conferencia de Berlín de 1884-1885 para dividir y saquear el continente africano. Reclamaciones europeas en àÅfrica, 1913. Se muestran . . . |

Anonymous103 (2021-07-07). Texas AG: Biden Administration 'On The Side Of Cartels' When It Comes To Southern Border. southfront.org Originally published by ZeroHedge. President Biden's southern border crisis is growing increasingly grave by the week. A flood of migrants continues to…

Anand Naidoo (2021-07-07). The Heat: U.S. politics. america.cgtn.com The United States launches airstrikes in Syria and Iraq. While back at home, President Joe Biden faces opposition from both fellow Democrats and Republicans as the administration pushes for infrastructure legislation.

Staff (2021-07-07). Mitch McConnell Says Bipartisanship Is "Over." Believe Him. truthout.org The seemingly ceaseless Biden administration push to find bipartisanship in the piranha pool of Congress is going to have to

Staff (2021-07-07). In Leaked Video, GOP Congressman Admits His Party Wants Chaos and Obstruction. truthout.org Newly leaked video footage of a recent event hosted by the right-wing group Patriot Voices shows Republican Rep. Chip Roy of Texas openly admitting that his party wants "18 more months of chaos and the inability to get stuff done" as President Joe Biden, a bipartisan group of senators, and congressional Democrats work to pass climate and infrastructure legislation. | "Honestly, right now, for the next 18 months, our job is to do everything we can to slow all of that down to get to December of…

Staff (2021-07-07). Puebla Group Denounces Judicial Persecution of Duque's Opponents. orinocotribune.com On Tuesday, June 6, the Puebla Group expressed its concern over the opening of certain legal procedures by the Colombian Attorney General's Office and the Prosecutor's Office in regard to possible indictments against opposition politicians of Colombia. | In an official statement, the Iberoamerican progressive alliance warned of several investigations against parliamentarians, governors and mayors in Colombia, who have opposed the actions and policies of the government of President Iván Duque, such is Congresspersons Iván Cepeda, María José Pizarro, Alexander López and Wilson Arias. | Declaración del Grupo de Pue…

Alan MacLeod (2021-07-07). Geopolitics, Profit, and Poppies: How the CIA Turned Afghanistan into a Failed Narco-State. orinocotribune.com By Alan MacLeod — Jun 25, 2021 | The war in Afghanistan has looked a lot like the war on drugs in Latin America and previous colonial campaigns in Asia, with a rapid militarization of the area and the empowerment of pliant local elites. | The COVID-19 pandemic has been a death knell to so many industries in Afghanistan. Charities and aid agencies have even

White Nettle (2021-07-07). The Dirty War on Syria: Washington Supports the Islamic State (ISIS). globalresearch.ca

John Clamp (2021-07-07). Afghanistan: the Darkening Glass. counterpunch.org There is an air of inevitability, and trepidation, and déja vu, gripping Afghanistan. The Taliban are back, and they are closing their fingers around Ashraf Ghani's government like a fist, squeezing. Casualties are not yet on the scale of the civil war. The Taliban are biding their time, encircling cities, waiting for the Americans to

WSWS (2021-07-07). US imperialism's criminal debacle in Afghanistan. wsws.org The US evacuation of Bagram Air Base in the middle of the night, without notifying Afghan forces, epitomizes the debacle wrought by 20 years of war.

WSWS (2021-07-07). Nikole Hannah-Jones rejects UNC tenure offer to take position at Howard University, backed by millions in foundation funding. wsws.org The 1619 Project creator will join writer Ta-Nehisi Coates in founding the Center for Journalism and Democracy at Howard with $20 million in funding from the Knight Foundation, MacArthur Foundation, the Ford Foundation and an anonymous donor.

teleSUR (2021-07-07). US Apparel Company Plagiarizes Indigenous Designs, Mexico Warns. telesurenglish.net Mexico's National Institute of Indigenous Peoples (INPI) denounced that the company Anthropologie has plagiarized the textile designs of the Mixe people which lives in Santa Maria Tlahuitoltepec, in the state of Oaxaca. | RELATED: | "The INPI condemns the plagiarism of the textile designs, artistic and cultural expressions of Indigenous peoples because they are part of their intellectual property. Their improper or unauthorized…

Rainer Shea (2021-07-07). China's Economic Weakening of Washington is Bringing Revolution in the US far Closer. orinocotribune.com By Rainer Shea — Jun 4, 2021 | Apart from the Marxist-Leninists who share the goals of the Communist Party of China, virtually every facet of the political continuum within the U.S. and its aligned countries is hostile towards China. Reactionaries hate China because it's socialist. Liberals (which include many anarchists) hate China because it's supposedly "totalitarian." Maoists, Trotskyists, and other socialist factions which often act antagonistic towards Marxism-Leninism hate China because they don't see it as socialist. Why do even leftists in the core of global imperialism join in on a consensus that's…

Rick Rozoff (2021-07-07). NATO aircraft participated in Turkish-Pakistani air combat exercise. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com NATO aircraft participated in Turkish-Pakistani air combat exercise NATO's Allied Air Command reported that the military bloc participated in the multinational air combat exercise Anatolian Eagle 2021, which occurred from June 21 to July 2. Hosted by Turkey at its Third Main Jet Base in Konya, the war games included combat aircraft from Turkey, Pakistan, …

Alfred W. McCoy (2021-07-07). America's drug wars. nationofchange.org Fifty years of reinforcing racism.

Staff (2021-07-07). Pulitzer-Prize Winning Journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones Joins Howard U. After Rejecting UNC Tenure. democracynow.org After months of controversy, acclaimed journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones has announced that she will join the faculty at Howard University, one of the country's most prestigious historically Black universities, instead of joining the faculty at her alma mater, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she went to graduate school. The decision by Hannah-Jones comes after her tenure was initially denied by the UNC board of trustees in May, when it was unanimously approved by the faculty. The board typically rubber-stamps tenure for professors who have won such approval from their peers, and it reversed th…

Anonymous669 (2021-07-07). Houthis Refute Saudi-led Coalition Claims Of Advance In Al-Bayda With Combat Footage. southfront.org Screen grab from combat footage released by the Houthis. | On July 7, the Houthis (Ansar Allah) shared combat footage from the ongoing battle with Saudi-backed forces in the central Yemeni province of al-Bayda. | Last week, Saudi-backed forces launched a large ground offensive against the Houthis in al-Bayda. Saudi-led coalition warplanes have been actively supporting the offensive. On July 6, pro-Saudi news sources reported ground gains in the districts of al-Zahir and al-Sawma'ah. | Nevertheless, the footage shared by the…

Anonymous669 (2021-07-07). Russian Warplanes Punished ISIS Terrorists For Deadly Attacks On Army Troops In Central Syria (Photos). southfront.org A Russian Su-24 strike aircraft in the sky over the Khmeimim airbase in Syria. Photo: Dmitriy Vinogradov / RIA Novosti | The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) continues to sustain losses as a result of attacks carried out by ISIS cells in the country's central region. | On July 6, two Syrian service members were killed and eight others were wounded when a bus carrying them came under attack near the town of al-Sukhnah in the eastern Homs countryside. ISIS terrorists targeted the bus with an improvised explosive devic…

Anonymous669 (2021-07-07). Unidentified Drones Attacked US-Occupied Al-Omar Oil Fields In Northeastern Syria. southfront.org Illustrative image. | On July 7, the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) announced that it had thwarted an "attack with drones" on the al-Omar oil fields in southeastern Deir Ezzor in cooperation with the US-led coalition. | Farhad Shami, head of the SDF's Office of Media and Information, claimed that the drone attack did not result in any losses. | "Initial reports confirm that the attack was thwarted and no damage was recorded," Shami said on Twitter. "Further detailed information will be published once it's received." | Local…

Staff (2021-07-07). Following British warship incident, Moscow warns next foreign power to violate Black Sea borders 'will get a punch in the nose'. rt.com Provocateurs who play games in the Black Sea risk "getting punched in the nose." That's according to Russia's deputy foreign minister, who has called on foreign ships to respect the country's borders or face severe consequences. | Speaking to the Moscow's International Affairs news outlet on Tuesday, Sergey Ryabkov was referring to last month's incident involving the British destroyer HMS Defender, which violated Russia's maritime borders near Crimea. | The senior official stressed that the Black Sea was not a place where "games are allowed," noting that such incursions across the Russian border could increase…

Staff (2021-07-07). British warship in Crimean waters upset Russia & prompted stern warnings but there's more to come, says 'confident' UK government. rt.com British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab has said that the UK will continue to send its sailors through disputed waters off the coast of Crimea after an incursion by HMS 'Defender' last month provoked a furious reaction from Russia. | Speaking to the House of Commons Foreign Affairs Committee on Tuesday, Raab, who serves as deputy prime minister in all but name, defended the decision to chart course for the region. Deploying the Type 45 destroyer, he said, was a show of "confidence" rather than a bid for "confrontation." | The UK refuses to recognize Russian sovereignty over Crimea, and considers the sea surroun…

_____ (2021-07-07). Amid Record Heat, Footage Shows GOP Sen. Ron Johnson Dismissing Climate Change as 'Bullsh*t'. commondreams.org The partner of the Wikileaks founder warned Assange "is certain to lose his life if he is extradited."

Brett Wilkins (2021-07-07). Sha'Carri Richardson's Olympic Penalty Sparks Calls for Changing Cannabis Rules. zcomm.org "Sha'Carri's suspension serves as a cautionary tale and a reminder of how insidious the drug war is in our everyday lives, far beyond the carceral state."

George Monbiot (2021-07-07). The looming famine in Tigray is an avoidable catastrophe. zcomm.org The ruination of a once-thriving area of Ethiopia is the result of war and its associated crimes. The world needs to wake up…

Alfred W. McCoy (2021-07-07). America's Drug Wars. zcomm.org Fifty Years of Reinforcing Racism…

Sarah Jaffe (2021-07-07). Nina Turner Is Reaching Forward and Reaching Back. zcomm.org Democrats may not like it, but they could learn a lot from the Bernie Sanders ally…

Charlotte Gilmartin (2021-07-07). Social Worker awarded damages in Strasbourg for unfair accusations of professional misconduct. ukhumanrightsblog.com S.W. v United Kingdom 22 June 2021 The United Kingdom has been ordered by the European Court of Human Rights to pay damages and legal costs to a social worker who was unfairly accused of professional misconduct by a Family Court judge. Facts The applicant was a social worker who was called to give evidence …

Monica Moorehead (2021-07-07). Step toward unionization, student-athletes win historic ruling. workers.org The National Collegiate Athletic Association waived its archaic rules June 30 to allow student-athletes to earn money off their popularity and visibility for the first time in its 115-year history. University of Wisconsin basketball player, Nigel Hayes, Madison, October 2016. College athletes can now negotiate endorsement deals, profit off their . . . |

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

news.un (2021-07-07). COVID variants 'winning the race against vaccines' warns WHO chief. news.un.org Variants like Delta are "currently winning the race against vaccines" said the World Health Organization (WHO) chief, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus on Wednesday, pinning the blame squarely on a lack of equitable vaccine production and distribution.

Robert Norse (2021-07-07). 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.

Chris Hedges,Werner Rugemer &Wolfgang Pomrehn (2021-07-07). 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.

WSWS Repost (2021-07-07). 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.

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

Anonymous007 (2021-07-07). Military Situation In Syria On July 7, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On July 7, Russia reported that Idlib militants violated the ceasefire regime in Greater Idlib 30 times: 14 — in Idlib province, 11 — in Latakia province, 4 — in Hama province, 1 — in Aleppo province | On July 6, the Russian military police and Turkish Army conducted a joint patrol in the vicinity of the city of Ayn al-Arab | On July 6, SAA artillery shelled positions of Turkish-backed forces in Ain Laruz and Maouzrah | On July 6, eight people report…

Anonymous007 (2021-07-07). Military Situation In Iraq On July 7, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On July 6, the Iraqi groups attacked Erbil Airport with 20 rockets and 3 suicide drones | On July 6, a logistical convoy of the US military was targeted by an IED attack in the Dhi Qar area | On July 6, two logistical convoys of the US military were targeted by IEDs in the Diwaniyah area | On July 6, a logistical convoy of the US military was targeted by an IED attack in the Fallujah area | On July 6, North Gas Company south of Kirkuk was targeted with a Katyusha rocket…

Anonymous007 (2021-07-07). Military Situation In Yemen On July 7, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | The Liaison and Coordination Officers' Operations Room (loyal to Ansar Allah) reported 184 ceasefire violations in al-Hudaydah during the past 24 hours | On July 6, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted 2 airstrikes on the Sarwah area | On July 6, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted 2 airstrikes on the Baqim area | On July 7, clashes between Ansar Allah and Saudi-led forces continued in the south of Baydha province | On July 7, clashes between Ansar Allah and Saudi-led…

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

Alfred W. McCoy (2021-07-07). The War on Drugs Is 50 Years Old. thenation.com The War on Drugs Is 50 Years Old…

Staff (2021-07-07). Palestinian student Layan Nasir seized by Israeli occupation forces. samidoun.net Palestinian student Layan Nasir was seized in the early morning hours of Wednesday, 7 July by Israeli occupation forces who invaded her home. She is a student at Bir Zeit University who wrote on social media only two days ago about the attacks she suffered at the hands of undercover Palestinian Authority security forces wearing civilian clothes, who violently beat protesters against the assassination of Palestinian activist Nizar Banat. She is currently being held in the Israeli Ofer prison. There are currently hundreds of Palestinian students detained by the Israeli occupation. At Bir Zeit University alone, Nasi…

Staff (2021-07-07). Free Haitham Siyaj: Stop PA Political Imprisonment of Palestinian Activists! samidoun.net Haitham Siyaj, Palestinian struggler and organizer, remains imprisoned by the Palestinian Authority, his detention extended another 24 hours on 7 July 2021. Even after many of the political detainees seized by PA security forces while protesting the assassination of Nizar Banat — part and parcel of PA security coordination with the Israeli occupation — were released, Haitham Siyaj remains behind bars. He was beaten so badly by PA security forces that he was hospitalized; he was then seized from the hospital and has been held in detention since that time. He is now on hunger strike for the third day to…

Staff (2021-07-07). 8 July, Berlin: In memory of Ghassan Kanafani. samidoun.net Thursday, 8 July 5 pm Brandenburger Tor Berlin, Germany Info: www.instagram.com/p/CRBmUxarrTe/ Join us on Thursday, 8 July to remember Ghassan Kanafani, Palestinian revolutionary writer, thinker and leader, on the 49th anniversary of his assassination. ÿ¥ÿßÿ±ŸÉŸàŸÜÿß ÿ∫ÿØÿߟ㠟şä ÿ®ÿ±ŸÑŸäŸÜ! ŸàŸÇŸÅÿ© ŸÅŸä ÿߟÑÿ∞&Yu…

Staff (2021-07-07). 8 July, Madrid: Protest against repression in Palestine: Justice for Nizar Banat. samidoun.net Thursday, 8 July 7: 00 pm Embajada Palestina. C/Pío XII, 20 Madrid Info: www.instagram.com/p/CQ_O7TnDtSb/ Join us to demand justice, against repression by the Palestinian Authority, complicity with the Israeli occupation and the assassination of Nizar Banat. Exigimos justicia contra la represión de la autoridad Palestina, cómplice de régimen israelí y asesina de Nizar Banat | The article

Tamara Nassar (2021-07-07). Israel tries to whitewash its bloody legacy in Lebanon. electronicintifada.net Offer of "humanitarian aid" comes after new threats of death and destruction.

Staff (2021-07-07). International Criminal Court's Pre-Trial Chamber Recognizes Venezuela's Proactive Conduct. orinocotribune.com On July 2, the Pre-Trial Chamber of the International Criminal Court (ICC), based in The Hague, Netherlands, acknowledged that Venezuela has maintained a proactive attitude during the preliminary examination being carried out by the Prosecutor's Office, and urged the organization to "maintain a meaningful dialogue" with Venezuela, reported the Attorney General of the Bolivarian Republic, Tarek William Saab. | The statement issued by the Venezuelan Attorney General's Office noted that the Pre-Trial Chamber requested the ICC Prosecutor's Office "maintain a meaningful dialogue with Venezuela, reject new requests, an…

Jesus Rodriguez-Espinoza (2021-07-07). DSA Delegation Meets with President Maduro—Uproar Already in US. orinocotribune.com Caracas, July 6 (special for OrinocoTribune.com)—This past Friday, July 2, the president of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, received a delegation of representatives from the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) at the Miraflores palace in Caracas, where they held a cordial meeting in which political and geopolitical issues were discussed along with history, on the occasion of the 200-year anniversary of the Battle of Carabobo that consolidated Venezuela's independence from the Spanish empire. | During the meeting, the activists told the president about their experience during their s…

Staff (2021-07-07). Director of NGO Fundaredes Charged with Terrorism. orinocotribune.com On Tuesday, July 6, the Attorney General of Venezuela, Tarek William Saab, informed that José Javier Tarazona, Omar Dios García and José Rafael Tarazona have been charged with incitement of hate crimes, treason and terrorism. | The Attorney General informed of the charges during a press conference held on July 6. | José Javier Tarazona, director of NGO Fundaredes, had been spreading serious accusations against the Venezuelan government, his only evidence being an undated photograph. Tarazona claimed that a direct link exists between institutions of the Venezuelan government and Colombian guerrilla groups such as…

Isiah Holmes (2021-07-07). How a Journalist Ended Up on an FBI Watch List. progressive.org I covered Black Lives Matter protests in Wisconsin, so the police put me on a list shared with the FBI.

WSWS (2021-07-07). In a provocative move, India deploys 50,000 more troops to its disputed border with China. wsws.org New Delhi's aggressive stance is directly bound up with the support and encouragement it is receiving from Washington.

ecns.cn (2021-07-07). Politicizing COVID-19 origin hinders efforts to find answers: The Hindu. ecns.cn Despite a U.S. campaign to smear China on the origin of COVID-19, more scientists and scholars are speaking out against politicizing the issue.

ecns.cn (2021-07-07). 25 pct of China's land area demarcated for ecological protection. ecns.cn No less than 25 percent of China's land area has been demarcated for ecological protection as the country steps up efforts to protect its environment, authorities disclosed on Wednesday.

ecns.cn (2021-07-07). China to send over 21,000 teachers to remote areas. ecns.cn China plans to dispatch 21,036 teachers to remote primary and middle schools in 2021-2022 school year, the Ministry of Education (MOE) said Tuesday.

Monica Moorehead (2021-07-07). Webinar salutes centenary of Chinese Communist Party. workers.org Workers World Party held a special webinar July 1 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Communist Party of China, which led that country's earth-shattering socialist revolution in 1949. The webinar paid tribute to the CPC's accomplishments of eliminating absolute poverty for 800 million people, leading the . . . |

Raúl Zibechi (2021-07-07). China multiplica su arsenal nuclear de disuasión. globalizacion.ca Todo indica que China se está preparando para enfrentar desafíos mayores ante Occidente, para no verse arrastrada a una nueva derrota como sucedió en los siglos XIX y XX. Reforzar su poder parece ser el camino elegido. | Un informe de …

Mark Gruenberg (2021-07-07). AFT's Weingarten talks back-to-school plans and threats to democracy. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON (PAI)—Praising teachers and school staffers for standing up under incredible stress to teach—remotely—during the coronavirus pandemic, Teachers (AFT) President Randi Weingarten discussed both back-to-school plans for this fall and ideological threats to teaching and democracy at the union's Teach conference. The conference, held this year via Zoom due to pandemic-based bans on large crowds …

WSWS (2021-07-07). Coronavirus infections surge among detained immigrants in US. wsws.org According to a New York Times analysis, more than 40 percent of all cases reported since the pandemic began have been recorded in the last few months.

ecns.cn (2021-07-07). Study shows COVID antibodies can last at least 12 months. ecns.cn Antibodies against the novel coronavirus can last at least 12 months in more than 70 percent of recovered COVID-19 patients, a study published by Chinese researchers on Tuesday showed.

Staff (2021-07-07). Real-world evidence clearly shows Russia's Sputnik V Covid-19 jab both 'safe & effective,' British science journal Nature reports. rt.com World-leading academic journal Nature has published a new analysis of Russia's flagship coronavirus jab, Sputnik V, saying its efficacy has been demonstrated despite the EU and others dragging their feet on approving it for use. | The article,

Orwell City (2021-07-07). Urgent Announcement: COVID-19 Is Caused by Graphene Oxide Introduced by Several Ways into the Body. globalresearch.ca

The Corbett Report (2021-07-07). Video: COVID-911: From Homeland Security to Biosecurity. globalresearch.ca

Great Game India (2021-07-07). Singapore: First Country to Stop Counting Daily COVID-19 Cases and Treat It Like Normal Flu. globalresearch.ca

United Health Professionals (2021-07-07). International Alert Message about COVID-19. United Health Professionals. globalresearch.ca We are more than 1,500 members (including professors of medicine, intensive care physicians and infectious disease specialists) from more than 30 countries. The lockdown has not only killed people, it has destroyed physical and mental health, economy, education and other aspects of social life.

WSWS (2021-07-07). Africa faces a third more deadly COVID-19 surge as vaccination drive stalls. wsws.org At least 21 countries have so far experienced a third wave of infections, with 10 of those experiencing a more severe wave than before. The Delta variant has been reported in 16 African countries, with three of the five countries reporting the highest number of new cases confirming the presence of the variant.

Matt Sedlar (2021-07-07). Consumer Sentiment and Economic Recovery During Periods of Economic Relief Spending and Stimulus. cepr.net During the COVID-19 pandemic, declining consumer confidence in the economy, which continued to contract as late as November and December of 2020, played a significant role in leading to the economic recession. Concerns about the health of the economy in the future can have drastic impacts on the economy today. When households are faced with …

_____ (2021-07-07). Why Daniel Hale Deserves Gratitude, Not Prison. commondreams.org It is imperative that the G20 finance ministers' meeting in Venice this week act to provide the COVID-19 vaccines needed to achieve worldwide comprehensive adult immunization by early 2022. Given current production, this should not be a problem, so long as a global plan is quickly implemented.

No Nukes Actiion (2021-07-07). 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…

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

Mary Lewis (2021-07-07). The Art of the Meal. thenation.com The Art of the Meal…

Dr. Peter McCullough (2021-07-07). How College COVID Vaccine Mandates Put Students in Danger. globalresearch.ca

Alicia Powe (2021-07-07). Censored COVID Vaccine Victims Demand Answers in Private Facebook Group. globalresearch.ca

ecns.cn (2021-07-07). 30 pct of U.S. adults refuse vaccination against COVID-19: poll. ecns.cn A recent poll revealed that 30 percent of U.S. adults have not gotten a vaccine against COVID-19 and have no plan to get one, posing questions for the country's recovery from the pandemic, the U.S. television network American Broadcasting Company (ABC) has reported.

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2021-07-07). Covid-19 and the Falsification of Death Certificates: The CDC's "More Often Than Not" Clause. globalresearch.ca Introduction: | At the outset of the pandemic, the CDC had been instructed to change the methodology regarding Death Certificates with a view to artificially inflating the numbers of "Covid deaths". According to "The 2003 …

Elisa J. Sobo, Diana Schow, Stephanie McClure (2021-07-07). US Black and Latino communities often have low vaccination rates—but blaming vaccine hesitancy misses the mark. nationofchange.org Homogenizing peoples' reasons for not getting vaccinated diverts attention away from social factors that research shows play a critical role in health status and outcomes.

_____ (2021-07-07). UK High Court Grants US Permission for Appeal in Assange Extradition Case. commondreams.org The frenzied herd of Republican governors are stampeding behind the scaremongering scheme of Abbott to use the personal suffering of Latin American migrants and asylum seekers as a political pawn.

Ramona Wadi (2021-07-07). Israel's colonial violence and international humanitarian aid. juancole.com ( Middle East Monitor ) — Whenever Israel bombs Gaza, donor countries are expected to raid their treasuries and manage the resultant humanitarian crisis. The aftermath of the latest colonial aggression against the enclave is no different. On one hand, the reconstruction of Gaza will probably follow previous mechanisms in which the UN plays a …

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

sputniknews (2021-07-07). WikiLeaks: US Receives 'Limited Permission' to Appeal UK Judge Decision Not to Extradite Assange. sputniknews.com In January 2021, a UK district judge rejected a US request to extradite WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. The decision was based on a determination that the publisher was at too high a risk of suicide or self-harm if he were to be extradited to the US.

Binoy Kampmark (2021-07-07). Thordarson's Fabrications: Another Hole in the Julian Assange Prosecution. counterpunch.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

teleSUR (2021-07-07). UK High Court Allows US Limited Appeal on Assange Extradition. telesurenglish.net The London High Court accepted on Monday the U.S. appeal against a British judge's decision to deny the extradition of journalist Julian Assange. | RELATED: | According to Wikileaks "the US has been granted limited permission to appeal January's decision that Julian Assange should not be extradited." The extradition refusal was ruled in January on the basis that if extradited, Assange could commit suicide. The Australian journalist rema…

Ricardo Carnevali (2021-07-07). øQué pasará con Assange tras una década de persecución y con pruebas que se caen? globalizacion.ca La veracidad de la información en la que se basa la acusación formal estadounidense contra Assange ha sido desmentida por el testigo principal. Sigurdur Ingi Thordarson, testigo clave en el proceso del Departamento de Justicia de Estados Unidos contra Julian…

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

Kathy Kelly (2021-07-07). Why Daniel Hale Deserves Gratitude, Not Prison. dissidentvoice.org "Pardon Daniel Hale." These words hung in the air on a recent Saturday evening, projected onto several Washington, D.C. buildings, above the face of a courageous whistleblower facing ten years in prison. The artists aimed to inform the U.S. public about Daniel E. Hale, a former Air Force analyst who blew the whistle on the …

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

The Socialist Program (2021-07-07). Climate Change Activists Given Long Prison Sentences While Big Oil Makes Super-Profits. liberationnews.org This interview is an episode of The Socialist Program with Brian Becker, a podcast providing news and views about the world for those who want to change it. You can follow the show on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. On today's "In the News" roundtable, Brian Becker, Esther Iverem, Nicole Roussell and Walter Smolarek discuss how …

sputniknews (2021-07-07). All-Out Retreat in Afghanistan as Taliban Surges. sputniknews.com On this episode of Fault Lines, hosts Jamarl Thomas and Shane Stranahan talked with guests and callers about UAPs, the fate of Afghanistan and the political ambitions of the Taliban*, and the active infighting ongoing in the alternative left media space.

Staff (2021-07-07). Taliban continues crushing offensive with assault on northwestern provincial capital as US nears full withdrawal from Afghanistan. rt.com The Taliban has entered the western Afghan city of Qala-i-Naw, marking the first time the militant group has attacked a provincial capital since launching a large-scale offensive coinciding with the US' exit from the country. | The capital of Afghanistan's Badghis became the site of fierce fighting on Wednesday as Taliban fighters reportedly captured the city's police headquarters and the regional offices of Afghanistan's spy agency, the National Directorate of Security. | "The enemy has entered the city, all the districts have fallen. The fighting has started inside the city," Badghis governor Hessamuddin Sha…

Anonymous007 (2021-07-07). U.S. Looking To Host Its Troops In Afghanistan's Neighbors, As Taliban Capture Border Districts. southfront.org The US is scrambling to find a new "home" for the troops its withdrawing from Afghanistan. | So far, it has had no success. | Uzbekistan has refused the Americans to place a base, but negotiations are continuing on the conditions for receiving "Afghans loyal to the American authorities." | This relates to approximately three thousand Afghan citizens who collaborated with the American administration. And their families. | Uzbekistan claims that the Americans are ready to pay for the accommodation of every loyal Afghan.

Anonymous007 (2021-07-07). Military Situation In Afghanistan On July 7, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On July 7, Taliban captured Wakhan district in Badakhshan province | On July 7, Taliban captured Qadis district center in Badghis province | On July 7, clashes between Taliban and Afghan Army continued near Balkhab in Sar-e Pol Province | 239 Taliban militants were killed, 157 wounded & 2 others were arrested as a result of Afghan Army operations in Laghman, Logar, Paktika, Ghazni, Kandahar,Farah, Ghor, Badghis, Balkh, Samangan, Helmand, Nimruz, Badakhshan, Kunduz a…

Rick Rozoff (2021-07-07). Tajikistan to be overrun by Taliban, Russia/CSTO offer "logistical support to border guards" antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Tajikistan: population 9.5Afghanistan: population 40 million Putin assures Rahmon of Russia's readiness to help Tajikistan amid border tensions both bilaterally and at CSTO level — Kremlin In this context, the two leaders discussed ways to reinforce the Tajik-Afghan border and provide logistics support and assistance to Tajik border guards in this respect…. "They agreed to …

Caitlin Johnstone (2021-07-07). The Sociopaths are Cocksure while Those with Empathy are Full of Doubt. orinocotribune.com By Caitlin Johnstone — Jul 6, 2021 | In a 1933 essay lamenting the rise of Nazism in Germany, Bertrand Russell Which is of course a dynamic that's still at play in the modern world; the Dunning-Kruger effect is a thing, and one need only to look at American presidents to see that there's little relationship between one's intelligence and how far they can rise if they get it in t…

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

Aaron Mate (2021-07-07). Pressed for Answers on Syria Chemical Weapons Cover-up, OPCW Chief Offers New Lies and Excuses. globalresearch.ca

Manuel Perez Rocha (2021-07-07). Excessive Corporate Power is a Root Cause of Migration. zcomm.org Under U.S. trade agreements, corporations are suing developing country governments for sums that far outstrip the value of humanitarian aid…

_____ (2021-07-07). Arts And Activism In Pandemic Times; Eleanor Goldfield On Her New EP And More. popularresistance.org This week, Clearing the FOG speaks with artist and activist Eleanor Goldfield about her new EP, "No Solo." This is her first solo production and it is her most personal and political piece. Goldfield talks about the struggles of artists during the pandemic as they have been left out of the rescue plans. She discusses the role of the arts, particularly in activism, and her involvement in direct action, mutual aid and supporting campaigns to save the forests. Goldfield is journalist, podcaster, documentarian, photographer and more. Her work, as well as her new music video, can be found at ArtKillingApathy.com.

WSWS (2021-07-07). Christian Democratic candidate for German chancellor demands people learn to "live with the virus" wsws.org Armin Laschet lined up squarely behind the right-wing extremist Alternative for Germany, which has been demanding the abandonment of all public health measures to contain the pandemic.

Peoples Dispatch (2021-07-07). Dispatches from India: Political Prisoner Stan Swamy dies at 84. peoplesdispatch.org In this episode, we take a look at the death political prisoner Father Stan Swamy, prisoner Bashir Ahmad Baba, who spent 11 years in jail before he was acquitted and finally, from the city of Chennai, food delivery workers talk about the issues they face due to the pandemic…

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

Don Fitz (2021-07-07). Is AltE Truly the Best Solution to Climate Catastrophe? dissidentvoice.org Accumulate, accumulate! That is Moses and the prophets!… Accumulation for the sake of accumulation, production for the sake of production: this was the historical mission of the bourgeoisie in the period of its domination … — Karl Marx, Capital, Vol 1, Ch 25 The world is threatened with environmental disaster and capitalists hope to make …

The Socialist Program (2021-07-07). The Capitalist Roots of the Florida Condo Collapse Tragedy. liberationnews.org Brian Becker and Prof. Richard Wolff discuss the Marxist understanding of the real estate market and how the speculative nature of this capitalist market leads to tragedies like the deadly Miami condo collapse.

Kari Thompson (2021-07-07). How One Union Uses Kitchen Table Economics to Advance Medicare for All. zcomm.org Working out how much they are paying for health insurance for themselves, makes it clear how much they would save with Medicare for All…

Graziella Pogolotti (2021-07-07). Arte cubano en la Europa socialista. globalizacion.ca Una vez más, en la larga lucha por la emancipación, vivimos tiempos difíciles. En el día a día hay que salir en procura del pan que nos toca, afrontar las colas para asegurar la comida que habremos de poner sobre…

Peter Koenig (2021-07-07). Los gladiadores están de vuelta. El tiránico impulso para vacunar a más de 7,000 millones de personas en la Madre Tierra. globalizacion.ca Un gladiador (en latín, "espadachín") era un combatiente armado que entretuvo al público en la República Romana y más tarde en el Imperio Romano, en violentos enfrentamientos con otros gladiadores, animales salvajes y criminales condenados. Las peleas fueron para el…

WSWS (2021-07-07). The billionaire Bezos and Amazon Studios promote race and gender quotas. wsws.org Such measures, which have an obvious public relations value in the present political context but come at little financial cost to giant corporations, have no socially or economically progressive substance.

The Associated Press (2021-07-07). Mastermind in 2016 Killing of Berta Cáceres Convicted. latinorebels.com TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) — A Honduran man was convicted of homicide Monday in the 2016 killing of Berta Cáceres, a prize-winning environmental and Indigenous rights defender.

Nigel Bouvart (2021-07-07). WW commentary/A look at India Walton. workers.org Buffalo, N.Y. India Walton made national headlines when she won last month's Democratic primary against incumbent Mayor Byron Brown, who has held the office since 2006. This is no small feat, given Brown's strong ties to the real estate and financial interests that run Buffalo behind the scenes — but . . . |

Workers World Philadelphia bureau (2021-07-07). Rally: Free Mumia and all political prisoners. workers.org A 16-foot puppet of Mumia Abu-Jamal greeted participants and passersby July 3 at a rally: "In the spirit of Consuewella Africa! We must all MOVE to Free Mumia Abu-Jamal & All Political Prisoners." On July 3, 1982, political prisoner Abu-Jamal was given a death sentence by Judge Albert Sabo. Annual . . . |

Victor Grossman (2021-07-07). Rumsfeld's death won't stop those who seek world domination. peoplesworld.org Don't speak ill of the dead, they say, but if I were to choose candidates for an Evil Hall of Fame, I'd have to ignore such advice; the late Donald Rumsfeld would be close to the top of my list. Starting off as just one more conservative congressman from a conservative Chicago district in 1962, …

C.J. Atkins (2021-07-07). Great Lakes and St. Lawrence climate change damage bill hits $2 billion. peoplesworld.org CHICAGO—It's not just the Florida coast or tiny far-flung Pacific islands being swallowed up by the rising waters of climate change anymore. Now, record high water levels, severe storms, and stronger-than-normal wave activity are bringing the problem inland—right into the heartland of North America. Rapid erosion and flooding are plaguing communities all along the Great …

Shawgi Tell (2021-07-07). Charter Schools: Oversight and Accountability Versus Validity and Legitimacy. dissidentvoice.org One view of change when it comes to charter schools is that charter schools are awful for various reasons, especially when it comes to funding arrangements, and that what is needed is better oversight, regulation, and accountability of privately-operated charter schools so that they stop "bilking the system" and stop harming public schools that educate …

Ariel Gold (2021-07-07). #FreeBrittney and all Saudi Women too! orinocotribune.com By Ariel Gold — Jul 2, 2021 | One week after Brittney Spears sent shockwaves across the world by relaying the conditions she has lived under for the past 13 years, a Los Angeles judge has denied her request to have her father removed from her conservatorship. Despite testifying that under her father's care, she has not been allowed to marry, or make medical, professional, legal, or financial decisions for herself, the courts have yet to grant Brittney the freedom she is asking for. | The legal grounds for Brittney's situation came about in 2007 when her life was quickly spiraling out of control because of me…

Cronkite News Arizona PBS (2021-07-07). Arizona goes for Electric Cars, Big Time, despite being a Red State: "We get Clear Skies" juancole.com By Brooke Newman | — ( Cronkite News ) — WASHINGTON — For a mostly red state, Arizona has a lot of blue-state company when it comes to states ranked by electric vehicle ownership, according to recent government data. Arizona had 28,770 registered electric vehicles as of June, according to the U.S. Department of Energy's …

The Conversation (2021-07-07). Extreme Rain and Snow Storms are being caused by Humans burning Coal, Oil: Global Evidence. juancole.com By Gavin D. Madakumbura, Alex Hall, Chad Thackeray and Jesse Norris | — The big idea ( The Conversation ) — Human activities, such as burning fossil fuels for transportation and electricity, have worsened the intensity of extreme rainfall and snowfall over land in recent decades, not just in a few areas but on a …

John W. Whitehead, Nisha Whitehead (2021-07-07). The Second Amendment's Right to Bear Arms: What It Means. dissidentvoice.org A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed. — The Second Amendment to the US Constitution You can largely determine where a person will fall in the debate over gun control and the Second Amendment based …

Anonymous669 (2021-07-07). Casualties Reported After Rocket Barrage Hit US Ain Al-Asad Air Base In Iraq (Video, Photos). southfront.org Click to see full-size image. Source: Sabereen News (t.me/sabreenS1) | On July 7, another rocket attack targeted Ain al-Assad Air Base, where US troops are known to be deployed, in the western Iraqi province of al-Anbar. | On Twitter, Col. Wayne Marotto, a spokesman for the US-led coalition, said that the base was attacked with 17 rockets. According to the spokesman, the rockets landed inside the base and in its perimeter causing two injures. | "Two personnel sustained minor injuries. Damage still be assessed," Col. Marotto…

Anonymous669 (2021-07-07). Syrian Army Shelled Turkish Post, Destroyed Militants Missile Launcher In Greater Idlib (Video). southfront.org Illustrative image. | On July 7, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) shelled the vicinity of a Turkish military post near the town of Qoqfin in the southern part of Syria's Greater Idlib. | The shelling, which didn't result in any losses, was likely a response to recent ceasefire violations by al-Qaeda-affiliated Hay'at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS), the de-facto ruler of Greater Idlib, and its allies. These factions continue to receive military support from Turkey. | A day earlier, the SAA responded to attacks by HTS and its allies by destro…

Anonymous669 (2021-07-07). Iran Unveils Own Copy Of Israeli Spike Anti-Tank Guided Missile (Video, Photos). southfront.org Click to see original-size image. Source: Fars News Agency. | On July 7, Iran unveiled the ground-launched version of the "Almas" anti-tank guided missile (ATGM) which is a direct copy of the Israeli Spike system. | The missile was presented during a ceremony that the saw the delivery of modern equipment and weapons to the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) Ground Force. | The ceremony was attended by IRGC Commander Major General Hossein Salami, IRGC Ground Force Commander Brigadier General Mohammad Pakpour a…

Anonymous669 (2021-07-07). Turkey To Send Syrian Mercenaries To Afghanistan: Monitoring Group. southfront.org Illustrative imageUntidwswtled.jpg | Turkey is making preparations to deploy some of its Syrian proxies in Afghanistan, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) reported on July 6. | According to the London-based monitoring group, Turkey has already agreed with the leaders of its proxy factions in Syria on the deployment process. | The Turkish intelligence will oversee the deployment and cherry-pick the militants who will be sent to Afghanistan. The militants, who are being promised a monthly salary of $2,000-3,000, will be de…

Anand Naidoo (2021-07-07). The Heat: Ethiopia crisis — UN calls for a negotiated ceasefire to end the conflict. america.cgtn.com Celebration in the streets of Tigray's capital in Ethiopia as rebel forces take over the city. But after eight months of fighting can the two sides agree on a ceasefire?>

Robert Sanchez (2021-07-07). South Central LA rocked by LAPD's failed fireworks detonation, 17 injured. liberationnews.org On July 3, members of the South Central Los Angeles community gathered at the Newton Division Police Station to demand justice for the community in the wake of a major explosion caused by the June 30 failed detonation of a cache of seized illegal fireworks.

Maicol David Lynch (2021-07-07). Spain passes Transgender Equality Law, protests engulf country after homophobic murder. peoplesworld.org "They are rights, not wishes. It's the law!" read the pink, blue, and white banner of the Communist Party of Spain as its members marched with the wider Unidas Podemos (Together We Can) coalition for Madrid's Pride Parade this past Saturday. Early last week, Spain's Minister of Equality Irene Montero, elected on the Unidas Podemos …

Anonymous007 (2021-07-07). Azerbaijan Claims Of Ceasefire Violation, As Pashinyan Meets Putin. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | Russian border guards are preparing to be deployed along the border with Azerbaijan along the Gegharkunik section to the Iranian border | Photos of the vehicles with Russian flags have already appeared on the web. Users report that the case is taking place in the Gegharkunik region and claim that these are mobile reconnaissance groups of Russian border guards and servicemen of the 102nd base of the RF Ministry of Defense, providing cover. | Earlier, the governor of Gegharkun…

Anonymous007 (2021-07-07). Iran Says It Will Soon Produce Enriched Uranium Metal. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On July 7th, Iran said that it would soon produce enriched uranium metal and that the country had earlier informed the United Nations nuclear watchdog of the move. | This was announced by Kazem Gharibabadi, Tehran's representative to the IAEA."Research and development regarding this issue with natural uranium began about three months ago. In the new process, a new fuel plate will be produced using 20% enriched uranium," Gharibabadi told reporters. | "This measure…

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Staff (2021-07-07). Cryptocurrency May Wreak Havoc on Economy — Especially on People With No Assets. truthout.org High-stakes institutional investors are increasingly exposing themselves to the volatile cryptocurrency market, raising fears that the digital asset industry could wreak havoc throughout the economy — a development that would harm people who can't afford to own any financial asset, digital or otherwise. | One in seven hedge funds now hold between 10-20 percent of their entire portfolios in cryptocurrency and one in four hedge funds are on the verge of investing in the asset class, acco…

Staff (2021-07-07). Teachers' Unions Are Pushing Back Against Attacks on Anti-Racist Education. truthout.org The president of one of the nation's largest teachers' unions on Tuesday pushed back against a nationwide campaign by Republicans and the right-wing media to manufacture controversy around critical race theory and anti-racist education in public schools, pledging to defend members who teach "honest history." | In a keynote speech before the union's virtual national conference, American Federation of Teachers (AFT) President Randi Weingarten said a campaign by "Fox News and some lawmakers" to "di…

_____ (2021-07-07). Is Alternative Energy The Best Solution To Climate Catastrophe? popularresistance.org The world is threatened with environmental disaster and capitalists hope to make a killing off of it. Fossil fuel (FF) companies claim they are "environmentally friendly." Other corporations promote nuclear energy, hydro-power (dams), and solar and wind power as the best energy alternatives. | Yet environmentalists have known for decades that reduction of useless and harmful energy is the "greenest" form of energy available. Over 50 years ago, the first Earth Day recognized this with the slogan "Reduce; Reuse; Recycle." Today, corporate "environmentalism" chants "Recycle; Occasionally Reuse; and, Never Utter 'Red…

Eric Margolis (2021-07-07). 'Rule Britannia, Britannia Rule the Waves…'. globalresearch.ca

Robert Bridge (2021-07-07). Was Donald Rumsfeld Guilty of 'Dereliction of Duty' as Pentagon Chief on 9/11? globalresearch.ca One question that …

Radhika Desai (2021-07-07). Beyond the Dollar Creditocracy: A Geopolitical Economy. globalresearch.ca by Alexander …

George Ochenski (2021-07-07). Exxon's Senate Puppets. counterpunch.org Montana is a very long ways from the Senate chambers in Washington, D.C. Yet, like every other state, we send two senators to represent us in what used to be called "the greatest deliberative body on earth." We are continually flooded with self-congratulatory press releases promising they're "fighting for Montana." But a sad reality was

Kenneth Surin (2021-07-07). The Volvo Strike. counterpunch.org Volvo Trucks at the New River Valley (NRV) plant in Dublin, Virginia, employs over 3300 workers, 2900 of whom belong to the United Auto Workers (UAW) union. These UAW members have been on strike since June 7. The NRV plant is Volvo's largest truckmaking facility in the world and provides Volvo's sole output for the North American market. The strike has had an impact on production at other Volvo plants. Parts shortages are causing temporary layoffs at the company's Mack Trucks assembly plants in Pennsylvania and Maryland.

Joel Schlosberg (2021-07-07). Gravel Can Still Make a Mountain. counterpunch.org The passing of former United States Senator Mike Gravel (D-AK) on June 26 was largely overshadowed by that of former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld three days later. The same need not be true of their political legacies. Fifty years to the month before, while Rumsfeld was Counselor to President Richard Nixon, Gravel "didn't really

Kielan Hammans (2021-07-07). The Life of an Essential Activist: Maggie Phair, 1930-2021. counterpunch.org Maggie Phair passed away on June 29, 2021, at the age of 91. Maggie was born just before the stock market crash of 1929 and she grew up in the shadow of the Great Depression in southern California. Maggie's activist career began at San Fernando High School when she brought the director of the Urban

John Kendall Hawkins (2021-07-07). A "Topical" Storm in Miami. counterpunch.org Can't seem to escape Dylan's presence these days. He's like a compound version of Hamlet's ghosts, egging me on to deeds and thoughts I don't need. Too old for this shit, like God Himself said. (Ophelia, my feminine "ideal," definitelymade it to the nunnery.) Rough and Rowdy Ways. Selling his songs for a hero's bonfire

WSWS (2021-07-07). Bay Area former autoworkers support striking Volvo workers in Virginia. wsws.org The WSWS recently received statements from two Bay Area former autoworkers, who expressed their solidarity with the strike and supported the expansion of their struggle.

WSWS (2021-07-07). Nine-hour police standoff with "Moorish" sovereign citizen group closes interstate in Massachusetts. wsws.org According to police, the stand-off ensued after armed members of the "Rise of the Moors" group retreated from their vehicle and fled into the woods after refusing to identify themselves.

WSWS (2021-07-07). Kansas Frito-Lay workers join growing strike wave of US workers against rising prices and intolerable work conditions. wsws.org Nearly 600 workers at the Frito-Lay snack food production plant in Topeka, Kansas walked out Monday, joining a growing number of workers opposing pro-company unions, low pay and long hours of mandatory overtime.

WSWS (2021-07-07). Workers speak out at NHS protests. wsws.org NHS FightBack members spoke to some of those attending last Saturday's protests to defend the National Health Service on its 73rd anniversary.

WSWS (2021-07-07). NHS "Day of Action": How the UK unions and pseudo-left demobilise health workers. wsws.org The ruling class has already taken its cue from the unions' dismal failures and betrayals. Health workers must urgently draw their own conclusions and take up the struggle for rank-and-file committees to organise a fightback.

WSWS (2021-07-07). With UAW moving to impose sellout, autoworkers must come to the defense of the Volvo Trucks strike! wsws.org A victory at Volvo will embolden workers and give them confidence that they can mobilize their collective strength to defeat the betrayals of the union bureaucracy.

WSWS (2021-07-07). Food delivery workers in Berlin continue wave of strikes. wsws.org The workers have published a list of 19 demands, including equal pay for equal work, payment for overtime and better working equipment.

WSWS (2021-07-07). Housing and accommodation crisis in New South Wales, Australia's most populous state. wsws.org The state is desperately in need of 135,000 new social housing units to meet demand.

WSWS (2021-07-07). Former Topeka Frito-Lay worker speaks out on issues behind strike: "Some employees went months without a day off" wsws.org Workers at Frito-Lay are fighting to put an end to years of stagnant, poverty-level wages and brutal mandatory overtime schedules.

WSWS (2021-07-07). Volvo workers to UAW: Show us the contract! 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 (2021-07-07). Los Angeles teachers union reaches agreement to fully reopen schools. wsws.org A dangerous precedent has been set by the United Teachers Los Angeles that will be followed by districts throughout the West Coast.

WSWS (2021-07-07). Volvo workers in Ghent, Belgium, support the strike in Virginia, US. wsws.org WSWS reporters encountered widespread support for the strike in Virginia among the more than 6,500 Volvo employees in Ghent, Belgium.

WSWS (2021-07-07). Teviston, California without running water for several weeks, with no end in sight. wsws.org The community of nearly 1,000 in California's Central Valley lost water after the pump in the only functioning well broke down.

WSWS (2021-07-07). US newspapers hail the rise in teen labor and poverty wages as a "rite of passage" wsws.org Several US newspapers have run articles in recent weeks hailing the increase in the number of teenagers who have taken on jobs.

WSWS (2021-07-07). USW proposed agreement with ATI would cut hundreds of jobs. wsws.org The proposal gives into all of ATI's major demands, with all "gains" offset by cuts elsewhere, while accepting the elimination of nearly a quarter of the 1,300-strong workforce.

teleSUR (2021-07-07). OAS Commission Issues Report on Colombian National Strike. telesurenglish.net On Wednesday, the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) presented a report on how President Ivan Duque has handled the National Strike against him. This multilateral institution concludes that his policies enhanced insecurity and violence in Colombia. | RELATED: | Since the start of demonstrations on April 28, the Mobile Anti-Riot Squad (ESMAD) and the Army have harshly repressed citizens. As a result of State te…

teleSUR (2021-07-07). Colombian Teachers Protest Against Return To in-Person Classes. telesurenglish.net Colombia's Federation of Education Workers (FECODE) called for a national sit-in on the outskirts of the Finance Ministry on Wednesday to protest against the lack of guarantees for the return to face-to-face sessions on July 15. | RELATED: | President Ivan Duque's administration has not considered biosafety protocols when ignoring physical distancing and increasing the number of students per classroom. So far, About 15…

teleSUR (2021-07-07). Fighting Climate Change Requires $100 Billion per Year: ECOSOC. telesurenglish.net On Tuesday, the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) President Munir Akram urged developed nations to fulfill their commitments of US$100 billion in annual funding to help support developing countries fight climate change. | RELATED: | Speaking to reporters at the UN headquarters in New York, Akram, also Pakistan's permanent representative to the UN, made the remarks while underscoring the importance of…

teleSUR (2021-07-07). Elsa Becomes Hurricane as It Approaches Florida. telesurenglish.net The U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) reported that tropical storm Elsa has become a hurricane again as it approaches southwest of Tampa Bay, Florida. | RELATED: | On Wednesday morning, Gov. Ron DeSantis informed that 33 Florida counties are in a state of emergency although there are no evacuation orders at this time. | "Elsa has sustained winds of 65 mph and is 50 miles south-southwest of Cedar Key and 70 miles wes…

Prensa Latina (2021-07-07). Cuba thanks Canadian entrepreneurs ¥ trust despite U.S. blockade. mronline.org Cuba thanked Canadian entrepreneurs who do business with the country despite the economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed by the United States on Cuba, the Ministry of Foreign Trade and Foreign Investment (MINCEX) reported. | July 7, 2021…

Editor (2021-07-07). The working-class voices publishing against the grain. mronline.org Luke Charnley reports on the new publishing houses getting working-class writers onto the printed page. | July 7, 2021 | Newswire…

Editor (2021-07-07). Washington's accusation in its report that Cuba engages in people trafficking is a lie. mronline.org Declaration by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs | July 7, 2021 | Newswire…

Unicorn Riot (2021-07-07). Leaked 'III% Security Force' Chats Show Fractured Militia Thirsty for Violence. unicornriot.ninja

Juanita Ramos Ardila (2021-07-07). New Report Lists 7 Historical Latino Sites in U.S. That Need Protection. latinorebels.com The study from the Hispanic Access Foundation shows how the places that celebrate Latino heritage are disproportionately "excluded" in the designation of conversation sites.

Julia Metraux (2021-07-07). Don't Erase Disability From the #FreeBritney Movement. progressive.org Britney Spears's abusive conservatorship must be viewed from a disability rights perspective.

Julio Noboa Polanco (2021-07-07). OPINION: On Colorism, Mestizaje and 'In the Heights'. latinorebels.com In an effort to bring some light to this debate, it is proper to begin by making a few clarifications.

Rick Rozoff (2021-07-07). Russia mulls bringing Azerbaijan, Pakistan into CSTO as partners. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com [The Collective Security Treaty Organization was established in 1992 and has always consisted exclusively of former Soviet republics; that has been the nature of the organization. No new nation has joined since 1994, though three have left.Pakistan of course never had anything to do with the Soviet Union except to allow American spy planes to …

Obery M. Hendricks Jr. (2021-07-07). The Spirit of the Antichrist. progressive.org How the evangelical right has come to turn against what Jesus stood for.

Peoples Dispatch (2021-07-07). People mobilize against controversial police bill in the UK. peoplesdispatch.org The Bill brings about a number of changes to the penal and policing systems and has been heavily criticized by progressive sections. It was passed by the House of Commons…

Debra Merskin, Carrie P. Freeman, Alicia Graef (2021-07-07). Why we should change how we talk about nonhuman animals. nationofchange.org We wouldn't say "it" or "that" when referring to humans, so why would we for other sentient individuals?>

Rebekah Entralgo (2021-07-07). Infrastructure Must Include the Care Economy. progressive.org This crisis of care could be prevented if Congress were to take bold action to fund human infrastructure.

Sandipan Talukdar (2021-07-07). Man-made climate change is cooling and contracting the mesosphere. peoplesdispatch.org Three NASA satellites combined about 30 years of observation, which indicates that the summer mesosphere over Earth's poles is on the track of cooling by 4 to 5 degree Fahrenheit and contracting 500 to 650 feet per decade…

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