Daily Archives: July 11, 2021

2021-07-11: News Headlines

José Manuel Blanco Diaz (2021-07-11). Ivan Duque's Security Adviser's Cousin Involved in MoàØse Assassination. orinocotribune.com A cousin of Colombian President Iván Duque's national security adviser, Rafael Guarín Cotrino, is reported to be one of the mercenaries who carried out the assassination of Haitian President Jovenel MoàØse on July 7. | This was informed by the Colombian official himself through a statement circulated by diverse media platforms. In the statement, Guarín stated that although there exists a blood relation, he has never met or had any contact with said relative. | "My father informed me that Mr. Mauricio Grosso Guarín is a son of one of his ten siblings," declared Rafael Guarín in the text of his statement. "I…

Staff (2021-07-11). Haitian Senate Appoints Joseph Lambert as Provisional President — Complex Power Struggle (International Meddling). orinocotribune.com On Friday, July 9, the Senate of Haiti appointed the current president of the Upper House, Senator Joseph Lambert, as provisional president of the country after the assassination of Jovenel MoàØse, who was killed in his home in Port-au-Prince in the midnight hours of Wednesday, July 7. The resolution for Lambert's appointment, signed by eight of the ten senators who are in office, states that "the new provisional president, His Excellency Joseph Lambert, will take constitutional oath in Parliament before the Assembly of Senators, in the presence of the constituted authorities and the leaders of civil socie…

Staff (2021-07-11). Three 'Colombian Paramilitaries' Captured in Operation Gran Cacique Indio Guaicaipuro in Caracas. orinocotribune.com "We have captured three 'Colombian paramilitaries' as part of Operation Gran Cacique Indio Guaicaipuro, and we have also seized weapons originating from the United States and the Colombian armed forces," Venezuelan Vice President Delcy Rodríguez informed this Saturday, July 10, during a press conference carried out jointly with the Minister for the Interior, Carmen Meléndez, to offer a report of the security operations in Caracas. | "Today," continued the vice president, "we want to report on all the dimensions involved in the operation Gran Cacique Indio Guaicaipuro, which has been of great importance to preserv…

Cynthia Papermaster (2021-07-11). Sunday 7/11: Tell Pelosi: Stop Prosecutions of Assange & Hale; Stop Asian Hate. indybay.org Pelosi's residence, Broadway @ Normandie Terrace, Pacific Heights, San Francisco…

Dan Cohen (2021-07-11). What's Behind the Assassination of Haitian President MoàØse? orinocotribune.com Journalist Kim Ives joins Behind The Headlines correspondent Dan Cohen to discuss the aftermath of the assassination of President Jovenel MoàØse and the revolution brewing in Haiti. | The assassination of Haitian President Jovenel MoàØse sent shockwaves through the tiny Caribbean island nation and beyond. While little is known about what happened overnight Wednesday (July 7), it appears that a group of foreign mercenaries with inside knowledge of MoàØse's home were responsible for carrying out the operation that killed him. | MoàØse was an extremely unpopular figure who had overstayed…

àÅlvaro Verzi Rangel (2021-07-11). Incógnitas y especulaciones sobre el asesinato del presidente haitiano. globalizacion.ca Las autoridades haitianas informaron de la detención de por lo menos 17 extranjeros que habrían participado en el ataque y asesinato del presidente Jovenel MoàØse, perpetrado por un comando compuesto por 26 colombianos y dos estadounidenses de ascendencia haitiana, identificados…

José Antonio Gutiérrez D. (2021-07-11). Productos de exportación: Militares (r) colombianos asesinan al presidente haitiano. globalizacion.ca El ex ministro de defensa colombiano, y ex embajador de ese país en EEUU, Juan Carlos Pinzón, cuando recién comenzaban las negociaciones de paz con las FARC-EP, sacaba pecho sobre la exportación de militares colombianos a todo el mundo para…

_____ (2021-07-11). China Mega Investment Deal With Iran Blows U.S. Out of the Picture. strategic-culture.org A new world in the East is amalgamating as a direct result of American's delusional views about where it thinks it is in the world, Martin Jay writes. | China has just announced that it will invest 400 bn dollars in Iran over a period of 25 years in exchange for a great deal on Iran's oil — in the latest move of absolute defiance against the U.S. and its secondary sanctions. Where's this all heading? | 400 bn dollars is a considerable amount of money to invest in Iran, which, since Donald Trump pulled the U.S. out of the JCPOA (otherwise called the 'Iran Deal') we can certainly say is a poor country. In exc…

_____ (2021-07-11). Dirty Tricks Campaign In Peru To Deny The Left's Presidential Victory. popularresistance.org Castillo's opponent, Fuerza Popular's Keiko Fujimori — the daughter of the former dictator Alberto Fujimori — has hired a range of Lima's top lawyers to obstruct any decision by the state's electoral commission. In addition, her team has cast aspersions against the campaign of Castillo and Perú Libre, accusing them — without evidence — of being financed by disreputable groups, including drug cartels.

Sandipan Talukdar (2021-07-11). What do we know about the Lambda variant? peoplesdispatch.org The Lambda variant, which was first identified in Peru, was declared as a variant of interest by the World Health Organization in June. It has reportedly spread to at least 31 countries…

Leon Kunstenaar (2021-07-11). Rallies in Bay Area for Voting Rights. indybay.org Bay Area residents mobilizing to demand Congress fight voter suppression and pass the For the People Act…

The Conversation (2021-07-11). 40% of the World's People, 3 billion Souls, cannot Afford a Healthy Diet. juancole.com By William A. Masters and Anna Herforth | — ( The Conversation ) — The COVID-19 pandemic has caused price spikes for corn, milk, beans and other commodities, but even before the pandemic about 3 billion people could not afford even the cheapest options for a healthy diet. Recent analysis of global food price data …

scorinoco (2021-07-11). Argentina's Macri Sent Arms for Bolivia Coup Massacres. orinocotribune.com The Foreign Affairs Ministry of Bolivia has published documents that show how the government of Argentina, under President Mauricio Macri, supplied the bullets used by the àÅñez dictatorship to repress anti-coup protests in 2019 across the country, including in Sacaba and Senkata, where numerous protesters were shot dead. | In a press conference on Friday, July 9, Bolivian Foreign Affairs Minister Rogelio Mayta presented an official letter dated November 13, 2019, three days after the coup against Evo Morales, in which Bolivian military General Jorge Gonzalo Terceros, Chief of the country's Air Force at the…

Staff (2021-07-11). Xi Jinping and Kim Jong-un vow to bring China-North Korea ties to 'new level,' marking 60th anniversary of mutual defense treaty. rt.com Chinese President Xi Jinping and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un have pledged to strengthen their friendly relations as they exchanged messages on the 60th anniversary of a bilateral landmark defense treaty. | The close ties between the nations have been "gaining momentum" in recent years, having "comprehensively developed onto a higher stage in all fields, including politics, economy, military and culture," Kim said, according to North Korean state news agency KCNA. | The bilateral treaty has played a pivotal role in ensuring peace and stability in Asia against "hostile forces" in the region, the North Korean…

Staff (2021-07-11). 90-year-old Belgian woman dies after contracting two coronavirus variants at same time, researchers say. rt.com An elderly patient in Belgium died shortly after testing positive for co-infection with two different strains of the coronavirus, it has been revealed. Researchers say she likely contracted the strains from two different people. | The case was reported by Belgian scientists at the European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, which was held online this year. | A 90-year-old woman was admitted to a hospital in Aalst, Belgium in early March following several falls. She tested positive for Covid-19 the same day. She lived alone, receiving nursing care at home, and had not been vaccinated.

Staff (2021-07-11). India pulls diplomats from Afghanistan's second-largest city as Taliban boast rapid territorial gains. rt.com India has temporarily withdrawn personnel from its consulate in Kandahar as the Taliban continue to consolidate control over territory around the southern Afghan city. | A special aircraft operated by the Indian Air Force was reportedly dispatched on Saturday to retrieve around 50 diplomats and security forces from Afghanistan's second-largest city. | India's foreign ministry said in a statement that Indian nationals working at the consulate had been "brought back for the time being" due to "intense fighting" near Kandahar city. The ministry stressed that the consulate would continue to operate with the assist…

Staff (2021-07-11). Australia completes full withdrawal from Afghanistan, leaving behind trail of war crime allegations. rt.com Australia has confirmed the end of its military involvement in Afghanistan, as the US-led coalition accelerates its exit from the war-torn nation. Canberra's role in the 20-year conflict has been sullied by war crime allegations. | Defense Minister Peter Dutton announced on Sunday that over the past several weeks, Australia had pulled 80 support personnel from Afghanistan, formally ending the country's military presence there. Canberra said in April that it would follow Washington's lead by pledging to remove its remaining troops by September. | Dutton noted Australia was ready to join the US in future militar…

Staff (2021-07-11). 90-year-old Belgian woman dies after contracting two coronavirus variants at same time, researchers say. rt.com An elderly patient in Belgium died shortly after testing positive for co-infection with two different strains of the coronavirus, it has been revealed. Researchers say she likely contracted the strains from two different people. | The case was reported by Belgian scientists at the European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, which was held online this year. | A 90-year-old woman was admitted to a hospital in Aalst, Belgium in early March following several falls. She tested positive for Covid-19 the same day. She lived alone, receiving nursing care at home, and had not been vaccinated.

Staff (2021-07-11). Xi Jinping and Kim Jong-un vow to bring China-North Korea ties to 'new level,' marking 60th anniversary of mutual defense treaty. rt.com Chinese President Xi Jinping and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un have pledged to strengthen their friendly relations as they exchanged messages on the 60th anniversary of a bilateral landmark defense treaty. | The close ties between the nations have been "gaining momentum" in recent years, having "comprehensively developed onto a higher stage in all fields, including politics, economy, military and culture," Kim said, according to North Korean state news agency KCNA. | The bilateral treaty has played a pivotal role in ensuring peace and stability in Asia against "hostile forces" in the region, the North Korean…

Staff (2021-07-11). Venezuela reports crushing heavily armed gang in Caracas, blames US, Colombia for instigating violence. rt.com The Venezuelan government has said it has derailed a violent gang's plans to create chaos in the capital. The street battles in northwest Caracas lasted for some 72 hours and left at least 26 dead, including four officers. | This week, parts of the Venezuelan capital turned into a battlefield as some 2,500 government troops engaged in a shooting war with the so-called 'Koki' gang, named after the nickname of its leader, Carlos Luis Revete, who has an estimated 250 people under his command and alliances with other gangs. | The powerful criminal organization is based in the northwestern Cota 905 neighborhood and…

Staff (2021-07-11). Australia completes full withdrawal from Afghanistan, leaving behind trail of war crime allegations. rt.com Australia has confirmed the end of its military involvement in Afghanistan, as the US-led coalition accelerates its exit from the war-torn nation. Canberra's role in the 20-year conflict has been sullied by war crime allegations. | Defense Minister Peter Dutton announced on Sunday that over the past several weeks, Australia had pulled 80 support personnel from Afghanistan, formally ending the country's military presence there. Canberra said in April that it would follow Washington's lead by pledging to remove its remaining troops by September. | Dutton noted Australia was ready to join the US in future militar…

Staff (2021-07-11). Venezuela reports crushing heavily armed gang in Caracas, blames US, Colombia for instigating violence. rt.com The Venezuelan government has said it has derailed a violent gang's plans to create chaos in the capital. The street battles in northwest Caracas lasted for some 72 hours and left at least 26 dead, including four officers. | This week, parts of the Venezuelan capital turned into a battlefield as some 2,500 government troops engaged in a shooting war with the so-called 'Koki' gang, named after the nickname of its leader, Carlos Luis Revete, who has an estimated 250 people under his command and alliances with other gangs. | The powerful criminal organization is based in the northwestern Cota 905 neighborhood and…

Staff (2021-07-11). India pulls diplomats from Afghanistan's second-largest city as Taliban boast rapid territorial gains. rt.com India has temporarily withdrawn personnel from its consulate in Kandahar as the Taliban continue to consolidate control over territory around the southern Afghan city. | A special aircraft operated by the Indian Air Force was reportedly dispatched on Saturday to retrieve around 50 diplomats and security forces from Afghanistan's second-largest city. | India's foreign ministry said in a statement that Indian nationals working at the consulate had been "brought back for the time being" due to "intense fighting" near Kandahar city. The ministry stressed that the consulate would continue to operate with the assist…

Brian Whitaker (2021-07-11). Facebook cracks down on propaganda campaign in Jordan. juancole.com ( Al-Bab.com) — Facebook reported this week that it removed 2,784 accounts in June for "coordinated inauthentic behaviour". Among those, 947 related to countries in the Middle East and North Africa region: Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Algeria and Sudan. Facebook treats online campaigns as "coordinated inauthentic behaviour" if they seek "to mislead people about who they …

_____ (2021-07-11). Frito-Lay Workers Strike Over 84-Hour Weeks, Meager Raises. popularresistance.org "Nobody I know loves Frito-Lay enough that they want to live there," said Monk Drapeaux-Stewart, a box drop technician, responsible for keeping the plant's machines supplied with cardboard. "We want to go home and see our families. We want to have our weekends off. We want to work the time that we agreed to work—and hopefully not much more than that."

_____ (2021-07-11). Career Cop Admits Police Are Trained to Lie in Reports. popularresistance.org Nolan, who is an assistant professor of Sociology at Emmanuel College, admits he used to believe what he was doing was right. He is coming clean, now, and acknowledges the practice of carefully crafting police reports to paint the officer as a hero and the suspect as a villain is deceptive at best.

_____ (2021-07-11). On Contact: Worker Cooperatives. popularresistance.org On the show this week, Chris Hedges discusses worker cooperatives with Niki Okuk, activist and founder of the worker cooperative Rco Tires. | Okuk founded Rco Tires in 2012. They've since recycled more than 300 million pounds of rubber, diverting 70 million gallons of oil from landfills, and with 16 employees, making it one of southern California's largest sustainability plants. Rco Tires creates alternative uses for trash tires, turning them into new products. Because of Okuk's progressive hiring and management practices, the cooperative provides stable jobs for local black and Latino residents who struggle to f…

_____ (2021-07-11). Axis Of Resistance Responds To Biden's Aggression. popularresistance.org Richard Medhurst: "The Americans have come under attack in numerous places in Iraq and Syria in the last 24 hours. It appears to me, and I think anyone would agree, to be a coordinated move by the resistance. So I am going to show you what has taken place. So you had three attacks that took place. One was at the Ain al Asad Air Base. You may recall that this is the air base that the Iranians fired at after Trump assassinated General Suleimani. There were no casualties because they actually warned the Americans in advance. It was more of a warning, a retaliation without casualties. And this is the strategy that is…

_____ (2021-07-11). Biden Executive Order Calls on FCC to Restore Net Neutrality. popularresistance.org On Friday, President Joe Biden signed an executive order calling on federal agencies, including the Federal Communications Commission and Federal Trade Commission, to enact measures protecting internet users against the anti-competitive practices of large telecommunications and internet companies.

_____ (2021-07-11). Advocates Rally Against NYC's Moving Homeless From Hotels To Shelters. popularresistance.org Just as the city ramped up moving some 8,000 homeless people out of the hotels, a lawsuit brought by the Legal Aid Society brought the process to a standstill, including at the Hotel at Fifth Avenue. The Legal Aid Society released a statement calling the city's rush to clear the hotels "illegal and inhumane," without enough time for proper screening and attention for disabled residents with special needs.

Rod Driver (2021-07-11). Keeping Poor Countries Poor: The Absurdity of Comparative Advantage. globalresearch.ca

Emanuel Pastreich (2021-07-11). The War on Freedom: How Tyranny Overran the United States. globalresearch.ca

Alliance for Natural Health (2021-07-11). 5G Microwave Neighborhoods Coming. globalresearch.ca

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-07-11). Argentina Military Aid For Bolivia Coup Greater Than Initially Thought. libya360.wordpress.com Kawsachun NewsInvestigations carried out by Argentina's Security Ministry have revealed that the military aid sent from Mauricio Macri's government to the Añez regime was much larger than what had been published by Bolivia's Foreign Ministry. The neoliberal Macri government sent 40,000 bullets to the Añez dictatorship in the first days of the coup, just days…

Ashley Curtin (2021-07-11). Biden signs new executive order aimed at food and farming sector. nationofchange.org President Biden signed an executive order that will protect American farmers under the Packers and Stockyards Act against abuses suffered at meat processing facilities. The executive order also puts several directives in place to enforce the U.S. antitrust laws and to stop mega-mergers from happening. The executive order will direct the U.S. Department of Agriculture …

Peoples Dispatch (2021-07-11). German communists resist attempt at 'cold ban'. peoplesdispatch.org German authorities are seeking to prevent the German Communist Party (DKP) from contesting election on bureaucratic pretexts. The party says it is a bid to drive it into financial ruin…

Juan Cole (2021-07-11). Gasoline and Coal's Climate Freak Show: Fire-nado, 1 Billion Dead Marine Animals, and Earth's All-Time Record Heat. juancole.com Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) — Gasoline demand in the U.S. rebounded vigorously in the week leading up to the 4th of July, to an average of 9.6 million barrels a day, the highest rate seen since September, 2019, well before the pandemic. This is bad. During the 2020 pandemic year, global carbon dioxide emissions plummeted …

Rick Rozoff (2021-07-11). Georgia: training for the next NATO war…maybe close to home. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com The exercise "Basiani 2021" organized by the Eastern Command of the Georgian Defense Forces has started. The Commander-in-Chief Training at the NATO-Georgia Joint Training and Assessment Center (JTEC) was opened by Brigadier General Roland Dzneladze, Eastern Commander….All phases of the training will be carried out in accordance with the NATO Collective Exercises and Training Manuals. Dying …

Rick Rozoff (2021-07-11). Germany provides NATO ally Turkey with first of six submarines. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Germany provides NATO ally Turkey with first of six submarines Earlier this year the first German-designed submarine purchased by Turkey left its dock and will join the Turkish navy next year. It is one of six Reis-class submarines to be constructed at the Golchuk Naval Shipyard in Izmir in a deal that will net German …

Rick Rozoff (2021-07-11). Report: U.S. to sell 250 Abrams battle tanks to Poland. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Report: U.S. to sell 250 Abrams battle tanks to Poland Reports have surfaced that the Polish Defense Ministry is planning to purchase 250 M1 Abrams tanks from the U.S. The Abrams is a third-generation American battle tank used in the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. Defense News, citing a Polish source, reported on the yet-to-be-confirmed …

sputniknews (2021-07-11). Second US Base Near Syrian Oil Field Comes Under Attack, Local Media Say. sputniknews.com On Saturday, a US defence official confirmed that American troops had come under 'indirect fire' by unknown forces in Syria's Deir ez-Zor province, with the attack taking place at a base situated near the Conoco gas field, home to a large portion of Syria's energy riches, and illegally seized by US forces and their local allies.

sputniknews (2021-07-11). China Promises to Respond to US Blacklisting 23 Chinese Companies, Commerce Ministry Says. sputniknews.com BEIJING (Sputnik) – Beijing strongly objects to the United States blacklisting 23 Chinese companies and will adopt an appropriate response to that, the Chinese Ministry of Commerce said on Sunday.

sputniknews (2021-07-11). Woman Infected With Two COVID-19 Strains Dies, Raising Questions About Co-Infections Risks. sputniknews.com Coronavirus is mutating fast, with new variants being detected daily as the virus replicates multiple times within one infected individual. At the moment, the Delta variant first detected in India in October 2020 is on its way to assume global dominance due to its rapid spread.

sputniknews (2021-07-11). Pompeo Says Russia Needs to 'See the Pain', Blasts Biden for Looking 'Weak' Before Putin. sputniknews.com The Trump-era CIA chief and secretary of state has spent months attacking the current administration on a range of domestic and foreign policy matters, and urged Washington to take a 'tougher' stance on Russia, China and Iran.

sputniknews (2021-07-11). Galactic Sex: Hundreds of Britons Claim They've Been Intimate With Aliens. sputniknews.com If you don't find love among 7 billion earthlings, there is still a chance for you out there.

Binoy Kampmark (2021-07-11). Sydney Mockdown: The Delta Variant Strikes. dissidentvoice.org Dear customers, if you are standing there reading this sign you are part of the problem. STAY THE FUCK HOME! Best, Sydney. Note on store front, Sydney, Twitter, July 10, 2021 It is proving to be an unfolding nightmare. For a government that had been beaming with pride at their COVID contract tracing for months, …

Ricardo Vaz (2021-07-11). Venezuela: Security Forces Claim Success in Anti-Gang Operation in Caracas. venezuelanalysis.com Heavily armed groups had expanded control from the hillside Cota 905 barrio to surrounding areas in the capital.

Yves Engler (2021-07-11). The Assassination of Jovenel MoàØse. globalresearch.ca

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-11). Mayo Clinic study suggests patients with lung cancer be screened for MET oncogene. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. — Research by investigators at Mayo Clinic Cancer Center suggests that physicians should screen patients with lung cancer for MET amplification/overexpression before determining a treatment strategy. Their findings are published Cancer Discovery, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research. "In our research we found several lung cancer cases that were not responsive to standard chemotherapy," says Zhenkun Lou, Ph.D., a cancer researcher at Mayo Clinic. "Because these lung cancers were positive for…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-11). Tumor cell PD-L1 may mediate sensitivity to chemotherapy in colorectal cancer treatment. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. — Data in a study by Mayo Clinic Cancer Center researchers indicates that the level of tumor cell PD-L1, a protein that acts as a brake to keep the body's immune responses under control, may be an important factor for sensitivity to chemotherapy in colorectal cancer treatment. The study was published Friday, July 2, in Oncogene. "We have identified a mechanism by which absent or low levels of tumor cell PD-L1, which is commonly found…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-11). 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 (2021-07-11). Newly discovered genetic variants in a single gene cause neurodevelopmental disorder. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. — Mayo Clinic researchers have discovered that genetic variants in a neuro-associated gene called SPTBN1 are responsible for causing a neurodevelopmental disorder. The study, published in Nature Genetics, is a first step in finding a potential therapeutic strategy for this disorder, and it increases the number of genes known to be associated with conditions that affect how the brain functions. "The gene can now be included in genetic testing for people suspected of…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-11). Mayo Clinic first to use next generation 4D ICE imaging to help patients with structural heart disease. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Mayo Clinic recently became the first to use a next-generation 4D intracardiac echo (ICE) device in patients to guide heart procedures such as left atrial appendage closure, mitral valve repair and treatment of tricuspid valve regurgitation. The technology can also help physicians perform procedures without putting patients under general anesthesia. An echocardiogram is a noninvasive test that uses sound waves to produce detailed images of the heart's size, structure and function, as well as detailed images of…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-11). Mayo Clinic Minute: Should you open your eyes underwater? newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org For many people, the hot summer days are often spent swimming at the pool. But even though the water is usually clear with chlorine, it doesn't mean you should be looking underwater. As reporter Jason Howland explains in this Mayo Clinic Minute, it could cause temporary damage to your eyes. Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute youtu.be/JDEtRmoq3dg Journalists: Broadcast-quality video (0: 59) is in the downloads at the end of this post. Please courtesy: "Mayo Clinic News…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-11). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: The new work-life balancing act. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org The COVID-19 pandemic has altered the way people work. As vaccination rates increase, some people are returning to the office. But many companies have opted to keep their employees working from home permanently. This change has positive and negative side effects, including the mental health aspects of working from home. "Any time there are changes, it can be challenging for people, particularly when you're not used to working from home," says Dr. Greg Couser, a…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-11). Mayo Clinic Minute: Tips to pick healthier oils. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Your body needs some fat to function normally. However, not all fats are created equal, and it's wise to choose healthier options whenever possible. Angie Murad, a licensed dietitian and patient educator with the Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, offers these tips for selecting cooking oils. Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute youtu.be/LXCJR38di5E Journalists: Broadcast-quality video pkg (0: 59) is in the downloads at the end of…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-11). Guide to safe grilling practices. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org The July Fourth holiday weekend often means gatherings. Keep your gathering safe by following the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's COVID-19 guidance for activities. If you are looking forward to a weekend cookout, make sure to keep foodborne bacteria and germs off your guest list. Dr. Nipunie Rajapakse, a Mayo Clinic pediatric infectious diseases physician, says warmer temperatures are when foodborne germs thrive and illnesses peak. Watch: Dr. Nipunie Rajapakse talks about safe grilling practices. www.youtube.com/watch?v=19v4oRLW-hw&#038… Journalists: Broadcast-quality sound bites are…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-11). Mayo Clinic Minute: Fireworks and grilling safety reminders. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Fireworks, grilling and campfires are part of the summer experience. This holiday weekend, make sure you keep safety top of mind. Dr. Michael Boniface, a Mayo Clinic emergency medicine physician, explains that burn injuries from these activities go up in the summer, and these injuries often can be prevented. Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute youtu.be/iv3wlwXYAyw Journalists: Broadcast-quality video pkg (1: 00) is in the downloads at the end of…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-11). Sharing Mayo Clinic: Receiving care for COVID-19 while pregnant. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Last September, Kim and Lloyd Harter of Fairchild, Wisconsin, along with their daughter Eleanor Jacobo, tested positive for COVID-19. While they recovered, they also waited for a special new addition to their family: Kim was eight months pregnant. With pregnancy being a risk factor for complications due to COVID-19, a member of the COVID-19 Front-Line Care Team at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, called Kim to discuss her risks, as well as provide information about…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-11). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Taking the fear out of cardiac testing. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org When it comes to the heart, it can be scary to seek care when you think you might be having a problem. Tests may be necessary to evaluate your heart, and the unfamiliar terminology associated with these tests can be confusing and intimidating. Understanding terms like electrocardiogram, echocardiogram, coronary angiogram or stress test may help alleviate the fear. "Whenever we order these tests, we don't want you to have anxiety," says Dr. Christopher DeSimone, a Mayo…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-11). Consumer Health: The importance of sunscreen, sunglasses and protective clothing for adults and children. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org July is UV Safety Month, which makes this a good time to learn more about protecting yourself and your family from the harmful effects of ultraviolet, or UV, radiation from sunlight. Exposure to UV radiation from the sun damages your skin, and increases your risk of developing skin cancer, wrinkles and age spots. Children are especially vulnerable because they tend to spend more time outdoors and can burn easily. Here are four ways you can…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-11). Mayo Clinic Q and A: Keeping your fingernails in tip-top shape. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I have noticed recently that my nails have an unusual color and shape, and I don't understand why. Although I do enjoy gardening, I don't have a job where I use my hands more than normal. I want my nails to be sturdy and healthy-looking. Can you provide some insight on how to achieve this and tips for properly taking care of my nails? ANSWER: For anyone concerned with nail health, the first step…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-11). Mayo Clinic Q and A: COVID-19 vaccination and precautions. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I am due to get my second dose of COVID-19 vaccine in a few weeks. I understand this is an important step for me and my community, but I'm unsure what guidelines I should follow. Some of my friends are traveling, and they seem to have thrown all caution to the wind. What can I expect after being vaccinated for COVID-19, both physically and when in public? ANSWER: It is completely normal to have…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-11). Mayo Clinic Q and A: Kidney stones and calcium. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I have trouble with kidney stones and recently found out they are calcium oxalate stones. While I have stopped consuming all dairy products, I know that I need calcium as I age for bone health. Would adding in almond milk or another type of plant milk help? How do I take care of both my kidneys and bones? ANSWER: It sounds like your concern about milk and other dairy products is that their calcium may spur…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-11). New vaccine platform invented by Mayo enters COVID-19 clinical trial. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org A Mayo Clinic lab member is purifying an adenovirus vector for preclinical testing. A novel single-cycle adenovirus vaccine platform developed by Mayo Clinic will be used to target multiple infectious diseases and cancer indications, beginning with a phase 1 clinical study using the platform as a vaccine for COVID-19. Developed to enhance the expression of target antigens, the single-cycle adenovirus platform is under investigation for its ability to amplify immune responses. In contrast to replication-defective…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-11). Consumer Health: UV radiation and your skin. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org July is UV Safety Month, which makes this a good time to learn more about the harmful effects of ultraviolet, or UV, radiation from sunlight or tanning beds. Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer, according to the American Cancer Society. Skin cancer develops primarily on areas of sun-exposed skin, including the scalp, face, lips, ears, neck, chest, arms, hands and legs. The three main types of skin cancer are basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma and melanoma….

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-11). Science Saturday: Melanoma test to help some patients avoid surgical biopsy. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org More than 100,00 people in the U.S. are expected to be diagnosed with melanoma this year — double the number of cases compared to 30 years ago, according to the American Academy of Dermatology Association. "Melanoma accounts for only about 2% of skin cancers, but it causes a majority of skin cancer deaths," says Alexander Meves, M.D., a Mayo Clinic dermatologist whose laboratory in Mayo Clinic's Center for Individualized Medicine works on cutting-edge methods to diagnose and treat melanoma….

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-11). Mayo Clinic Q and A: Bleeding moles and skin checks. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I have a significant number of moles. While most do not bother me, I have at least one that bleeds from time to time. Should I see my doctor for a mole that bleeds? ANSWER: Moles are groups of pigment cells, and nearly everyone has them. Most moles are harmless, but it's possible for melanoma — a rare but serious skin cancer — to develop in or near a mole. Although it may not…

Eduardo Camín (2021-07-11). La migración laboral internacional creció en cinco millones. globalizacion.ca La economía política de la migración constituye un mirador teórico para el estudio de las migraciones asociadas a las dinámicas de acumulación mundial de capital, la generación de sobrepoblación, la mercantilización de la fuerza de trabajo y la procreación de…

Oscar Fortin (2021-07-11). El asesinato del Papa Albino Luciani dejado en el olvido. globalizacion.ca En estos dias, son familiares indigenas que quieren saber lo que sucedió con sus hijos y hijas en los pensionados indigenos, promovidos y financiados por el gobierno canadiense y a la carga de la Iglesia catolica a traves distintas comunidades…

Gustavo Veiga (2021-07-11). Brasil pierde por goleada con Bolsonaro. globalizacion.ca El fascismo, el negacionismo y la estupidez caminan entre nosotros. Se extienden como un manto de lava. Llegaron para quedarse en esta región castigada por plagas de origen diferente. Jair Bolsonaro sintetiza las tres condiciones en un presidente. Las dos…

Rodolfo Koé Gutiérrez (2021-07-11). Siguen insistiendo en el suicidio del Mercosur. globalizacion.ca La tensión disparada el miércoles entre Argentina y Uruguay en la reunión de cancilleres del Mercosur por el anuncio de Uruguay de que comenzará a explorar acuerdos comerciales de forma individual, quedó ratificada al día siguiente en la cumbre de…

Mario Wainfeld (2021-07-11). El escándalo hace juego con la historia: Todo lo que hizo el macrismo durante el golpe en Bolivia. globalizacion.ca * El gobierno del presidente Mauricio Macri apoyó políticamente al golpe de Estado contra Evo Morales. Se apuró a reconocer en cuestión de horas a la presidenta de facto Jeanine Añez. Calló respecto de masacres consumadas por la usurpadora. Se…

Kim Petersen (2021-07-11). Mask Wearing: Compelled and Unquestioning Obedience to the Chair. dissidentvoice.org Mask-wearing mandates are now easing in many jurisdictions. Seeing the plethora of unmasked visages speaks to the preference for unrestricted access to air. Yet, writer Max Fawcett asks, "Why were so many people so opposed to wearing face masks?" There are plenty of reasons. How about that masks interfere with normal breathing; that speech is …

Lawrence Wittner (2021-07-11). Conflict or Cooperation in U.S.-China Relations? zcomm.org The United States and China, the world's mightiest military and economic powers, are currently heading toward a Cold War or even a hot one, with disastrous consequences. But an alternative path is available and could be taken. Beginning in 2018, U.S. government policy toward China turned sharply hostile, bringing relations between the two nations to

Michael Albert (2021-07-11). Can We Escape from Capitalism Without Marxism? zcomm.org Interview on the conception and then organization of a new economy…

Jessica Corbett (2021-07-11). FDA Chief Requests Probe of Alzheimer's Drug Approval. zcomm.org Public Citizen, which called for the FDA acting commissioner "to immediately resign or be removed" over the "reckless and inexcusable" drug approval, welcomed her "belated" request…

Harold Meyerson (2021-07-11). Who Is Eric Adams? zcomm.org New York's new mayor-in-waiting is in some ways a throwback to an older era of urban politics…

Raoul Walawalker (2021-07-11). The uses and limits of celebrity solidarity with Palestine. zcomm.org Famous voices can shape public opinion on Palestine, argues Raoul Walawalker, but walking back solidarity statements does more harm than good…

Shi Yi (2021-07-11). Shanghai leads way in China's carbon transition. zcomm.org Many Chinese cities and provinces are working on plans to hit peak carbon before 2030. Shanghai, China's most developed city, is set to lead the way…

Sharon Zhang (2021-07-11). Progressives Demand Green New Deal as New York Floods and West Prepares for Heat. zcomm.org Over the past weeks, as the country was hit with overlapping and seemingly unending climate disasters, the White House accepted drastic cuts to its infrastructure plan — including measures that would address the crisis…

Henry A. Giroux (2021-07-11). The Politics of Racial Cleansing and Erasing History. zcomm.org This whitening of history is now largely being reproduced by right-wing attacks on diversity, critical race programs in the public and higher education…

Robert Koehler (2021-07-11). The narrow borders of militarism. zcomm.org An end to war? It's certainly necessary, but is it politically possible?>

Alex Gangitano (2021-07-11). Non-Competes, Banks and Farms. zcomm.org Five Key Elements of Biden's Executive Order…

Brenda Norrell (2021-07-11). North Dakota law enforcement admits critical failures at Standing Rock. indybay.org In an internal report, not meant for public view, North Dakota law enforcement admits that it lacked training and experience, and had no policies in place, when it fired rubber bullets, tear gas, and other chemical agents into Standing Rock Water Protectors.

Anonymous007 (2021-07-11). Military Situation In Syria On July 11, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On July 10, Russia reported that Idlib militants violated the ceasefire regime in Greater Idlib 37 times: 21 — in Idlib province, 7 — in Latakia province, 7 — in Hama province, 2 — in Aleppo province | On July 10, SAA artillery shelled positions of Turkish-backed forces in Josef area | On July 10, SAA artillery shelled positions of Turkish-backed forces in Barah area | On July 10, an SDF member was killed by unidentified persons in Jazrat al-Buhamid…

Anonymous007 (2021-07-11). Military Situation In Yemen On July 11, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | The Liaison and Coordination Officers' Operations Room (loyal to Ansar Allah) reported 133 ceasefire violations in al-Hudaydah during the past 24 hours | On July 10, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted 5 airstrikes on the Sarwah area | On July 10, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted 8 airstrikes on the Raghwan area | On July 10, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted 2 airstrikes on the Zaher area | On July 10, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted an airstrike on…

Anonymous669 (2021-07-11). Two Afghan Black Hawk Helicopters Destroyed In Taliban's 'Tactical Attack' On Kunduz Airport. southfront.org An Afghan Air Force UH-60 Blackhawk piloted by an Afghan and American pilot fly in formation Dec. 8, 2018, while participating in the NATO led Resolute Support mission in Afghanistan. | Source: dvidshub.net, By Staff Sgt. Clayton | On July 11, the Taliban announced that it had destroyed two Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters of the Afghan Air Force (AAF). | Zabiullah Mujahid, a spokesman for the group, claimed that the two helicopters were destroyed in what he called a "tactical attack" on Kunduz Airport in northeastern A…

Anonymous669 (2021-07-11). Two Attacks Targeted US Bases In Northeastern Syria In Last 12 Hours (Video). southfront.org File image. | Two attacks have reportedly targeted US bases in northeastern Syria where American troops are occupying all gas and oil fields. | Early on July 11, several explosions were heard at a US base in the CONICO gas factory in the eastern countryside of Deir Ezzor. | The US-led coalition and its main proxy in northeastern Syria, the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), ignored the incident. However, a US defense official confirmed a few hours later that there was an "indirect fire attack" on the US base. | The unnamed officia…

news.un (2021-07-11). Ensure reproductive health rights for all on World Population Day: UN chief. news.un.org Erosion of women's reproductive rights has been one of the fallouts from the COVID-19 pandemic, UN Secretary-General António Guterres has said.

news.un (2021-07-11). FROM THE FIELD: Desert artisans in Mali foster dialogue and tolerance. news.un.org Traditional arts and crafts are being used to build peace and dialogue in Mali thanks to the work of the UN peacekeeping mission in the country, MINUSMA.

South Front (2021-07-11). Video: Priming for Great Power Conflict? US Army to Field Mid-range Missile Battery Soon. globalresearch.ca

South Front (2021-07-11). Video: The Afghan Army and the Taliban Ramp Up the Fight, as Turkey Primes to Join in. globalresearch.ca

Staff (2021-07-11). Sputnik V vaccine has very low rate of severe side effects in people over 60 — San Marino study. rt.com Most people aged over 60 who have received the Russian-made Sputnik V vaccine have only experienced mild or moderate side effects, a study in San Marino has found. | A tiny independent enclave state of around 34,000, surrounded by Italian territory, San Marino began using the Russian-made vaccine in February. A

Staff (2021-07-11). Sputnik V vaccine has very low rate of severe side effects in people over 60 — San Marino study. rt.com Most people aged over 60 who have received the Russian-made Sputnik V vaccine have only experienced mild or moderate side effects, a study in San Marino has found. | A tiny independent enclave state of around 34,000, surrounded by Italian territory, San Marino began using the Russian-made vaccine in February. A

_____ (2021-07-11). Black People's Reasons For Not Getting Vaccinated Are Much Deeper. popularresistance.org Many blame the relatively lower vaccination rates in communities of color on "vaccine hesitancy." But this label overlooks persistent barriers to access and lumps together the varied reasons people have for refraining from vaccination. It also places all the responsibility for getting vaccinated on individuals. Ultimately, 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.

Dr. Peter McCullough (2021-07-11). Video: The COVID Vaccine Agenda and the Suppression of Alternative Treatments. Dr. Peter McCullough. globalresearch.ca

Olivia Engling (2021-07-11). G20 Finance Ministers Meet in Venice on Global COVID Response. indybay.org G20 finance ministers begin two-day meetings in Italy on Friday on COVID response, economic recovery, vaccines, debt relief and global tax agreements. More than 265 groups signed a letter organized by Jubilee USA urging the G20 to act on debt relief, aid and COVID healthcare for developing countries.

sputniknews (2021-07-11). Sputnik V Gives 90% Protection Against Delta Strain of COVID-19, Scientist Says. sputniknews.com NOVOSIBIRSK (Sputnik) – Viral vector and mRNA vaccines, including Russia's Sputnik V, provide enough protection against the new Delta strain of the coronavirus, Head of the Novosibirsk State University's Laboratory and corresponding member of the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS) Sergey Netesov told Sputnik.

Dr. Joseph Mercola (2021-07-11). NIAID, Moderna Had COVID Vaccine Candidate in December 2019. globalresearch.ca

anonymous (2021-07-11). Queers Vandalize Senator Scott Weiner's Beloved Castro Shithouse. indybay.org Why we attacked Wiener on July 5th… and why you should, too!

_____ (2021-07-11). What It Means If 'Ecocide' Becomes an International Crime. commondreams.org

Titletarget's Bullseye on Black Youth (2021-07-11). Target's Bullseye on Black Youth. commondreams.org 'Our understanding of our place in, and responsibility towards, the natural world is in dire need of a reality check'

Norbert Haering, Paul Scheyer (2021-07-11). The "Great Reset" and the Deep State. indybay.org Taboo truths, about which the authorities remain shamefully silent, can indeed be kept under the carpet very well for decades. The course of history is massively influenced by these informal, unelected structures that operate in the interests of the old elites. U.S. President Dwight Eisenhower warned his countrymen against the power of the Deep State. For him, this was still called the "military-industrial complex."

Dr. Paul Craig Roberts (2021-07-11). The Problem with Wikipedia and the Digital Revolution. globalresearch.ca

_____ (2021-07-11). 11 Charts on Taxing the Wealthy and Corporations. strategic-culture.org Here's everything you need to know about the urgency of fair tax reforms to pay for vital public investments and reverse extreme inequality. | By Sarah ANDERSON, Brian WAKAMO, Justin CAMPOS | President Joe Biden and Congressional progressives have responded to public pressure by putting bold spending proposals on the table that would make our economy more fair, sustainable, and resilient in the face of future crises. | The chances of these proposals passing depends largely on whether lawmakers can reach consensus around tax increases on wealthy individuals, big corporations, and Wall Street. The 11 charts belo…

_____ (2021-07-11). Transhumanism and Our Frankenstein Future. strategic-culture.org By Dwight LONGENECKER | "Man is autonomous, and each person is able to determine his own selfhood and destiny. This is a given," said Dr. Agrippa. "The first step is to invite the patient to assert his own volition and ego dominance. Once he has repudiated any other power or force, he is ready for the ritual we call the summons." | Today, we are now expected to celebrate "gender modification," and a recent YouTube video featured a British male who had undergone eighteen surgeries to emerge as a "non-binary Korean person," complete with facial eyelid surgery so he could "be who he always knew himself to be." | Is…

Northern California Unemployed Committee (2021-07-11). Saturday 7/31: Rally to Protect the Unemployed! indybay.org Roosevelt Park | 19th and Santa Clara…

Angela (2021-07-11). Thursday 7/8: #SaveJerusalem Webinar & Online Action. indybay.org

Olivia Engling (2021-07-11). IMF Executive Board Approves Creation of $650 Billion Global Reserve Funds. indybay.org The International Monetary Fund Executive Board agreed to create $650 billion of emergency currency known as Special Drawing Rights (SDRs) to help countries deal with the fallout from the coronavirus health and economic crises. The IMF's main governing body, the Board of Governors, will take a final vote in coming weeks to move forward the SDRs creation. In a statement, IMF Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva indicated she expects the allocation as soon as August.

Root Division (2021-07-11). Saturday 7/10: 'I Am…' 2nd Saturday Opening & Closing Receptions. indybay.org Root Division | 1131 Mission St. | San Francisco, CA 94103…

repost (2021-07-11). East Bay Union Bureaucrats Support Billionaire Privatizer & GAP/A's Owner John Fisher. indybay.org The leadership of the Alameda Labor Council and the Alameda Building Trades are supporting Billionaire GAP & A's owner John Fisher who wants to privatize the Howard Terminal at the Port Of Oakland. This would destroy the working port and threaten 80,000 unionized jobs as well as escalate the gentrification of West Oakland with 3,000 million dollar condos. Despite massive community opposition they are siding with Fisher and his family who also run the union busting KIPP and Rocketship charter schools.

Norman Solomon (2021-07-11). In 18 Months, Republicans Are Very Likely to Control Congress. indybay.org Being in Denial Makes It Worse.

Peninsula Open Space Trust (2021-07-11). Friday 7/9: Tracking and Observing Wildlife in the SF Bay Area w/ POST. indybay.org Online webinar (FREE)…

Keeping Track (2021-07-11). Repealed Law Would Have Prevented FL Condo Collapse, etc. indybay.org For 2 weeks now, we have watched this metaphor for the rotten, collapsing US economy, the Surfside, Florida condominium collapse that perhaps killed 140 people, due to obvious construction defects and lack of maintenance. It turns out this all could have been avoided if a 2008 law was not repealed in 2010 by the real estate lobby requiring reserve studies every 5 years. See www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/collapsed-f…

Revolution Books (2021-07-11). Sunday 7/18: Book Sale for the Revolution Tour & Revolution Books. indybay.org Revolution Books, 2444 Durant Ave. Berkeley CA 94704…

UFCLP (2021-07-11). Tuesday 7/20: All Out To Stop Privatization Of Howard Terminal: Port Workers & Community Unite. indybay.org Oscar Grant Plaza Next To Oakland City Hall | Oakland, California…

Lynda Carson (2021-07-11). How the Sackler family got away with mass murder, and avoided prison in the process. indybay.org

Allan Fisher (2021-07-11). Saturday 7/10: Protest US financed oppression in Palestine/Israel. indybay.org Corner of Water and Ocean Streets, Santa Cruz…

Angela (2021-07-11). Saturday 7/17: Virtual screening of the documentary film "My Jaffa" indybay.org

WSWS repost (2021-07-11). What the growing class struggle in the US reveals about the pseudo-left. indybay.org The development of the class struggle is putting to the test political programs, tendencies and parties.

Animal Liberation Press Office (2021-07-11). Bipartisan Proposal Would Ban Mink Fur Farms Over COVID, Cruelty Concerns. indybay.org Twin concerns of cruelty and protection from COVID-19 are behind a new bipartisan proposal in the U.S. House of Representatives that would ban the sale, purchase, import and export of mink.

CIIS Public Programs (2021-07-11). Wednesday 7/21: Views from An Ordinary Resilient Disabled Body. indybay.org

New Debate, Elisa Gratias (2021-07-11). Psychology as a method of domination. indybay.org The current pandemic policy has given the world the ultimate understanding of how democracies (…) transform themselves into totalitarian because inhumane systems. (…) Long live the courage to resist and refute.

E (2021-07-11). Stop Line 3 call for frontliners to Minnesota. indybay.org There are over 20 river crossings in the headwaters of the Mississippi river, on unceded Anishinabe land, for the Line 3 tarsands pipeline which is currently be built in northern Minnesota. Construction (destruction) is ramping up and frontliners are needed to protect these river crossings and help stop construction of the pipeline.

Robert Norse & Judge Morrison C. England (2021-07-11). The Chico Decision-Hope for the Homeless in Santa Cruz. indybay.org The grim news of sweeps removing homeless-run encampments in Sausalito and San Rafael, as well as the RV rousts in Seaside, in recent weeks is now counterbalanced by a ray of light from a federal court in the Warren v. City of Chico case, which I transcribe here.

Keith McHenry (2021-07-11). Wednesday 7/14: PUSH the film. indybay.org Tabby Cat Cafe | 1101 Cedar Street, Santa Cruz…

Gerd Bedszent (2021-07-11). Criminal banks and criminal capitalism. indybay.org Since the 1970s, the real economy and the financial economy have been increasingly diverging. Gigantic assets vagabond around the globe, desperately looking for profitable investment opportunities and, in the absence of such opportunities, forming ever larger financial bubbles that burst every few years with a mighty bang, leaving behind legions of crying and feeling cheated investors.

José Manuel Blanco Diaz (2021-07-11). 'Anguish at Casa de Nariño': Colombian Paramilitaries Captured in Cota 905 Confess Everything. orinocotribune.com With the arrest of three Colombian paramilitaries in the framework of the security operation Gran Cacique Indio Guaicaipuro in Caracas, the Cota 905 locality and surrounding areas of the capital that criminal gangs had kept under control for two days have been liberated. | Executive Vice President of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Delcy Rodríguez, has

Editor2 (2021-07-11). There are No Mass Migrations Without US Meddling and Militarism. orinocotribune.com By Azadeh Shahshahani and Rhonda Ramiro — Jul 8, 2021 | Despite its pledges to aid Central America, the Biden administration continues to deny the United States' role in destabilizing the region. | When Vice President Kamala Harris visited the U.S.-Mexico border in El Paso, Texas, on June 25, she repeated the claim she made during her trip to Guatemala and Mexico earlier that month: The Biden administration is serious about addressing the root causes of Central American migration. | "This issue cannot be reduced to a political issue," Harris said. "We're talking about children, we're tal…

_____ (2021-07-11). US Blacklists More Foreign Firms. popularresistance.org The US Commerce Department claimed on Friday that the companies had been "implicated in human rights violations and abuses in the implementation of China's campaign of repression, mass detention, and high technology surveillance against Uyghurs, Kazakhs, and other members of Muslim minority groups in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region."

Staff (2021-07-11). Police Stole Sacred Objects From Afro-Brazilian People. Now Museums Hoard Them. truthout.org A significant part of Afro-Brazilian history is located in museum collections — not always open to the public — formed by objects seized during the aftermath of slavery. Since

Staff (2021-07-11). People With Mental Illness Face Acute Dangers During and After Police Encounters. truthout.org On February 25, 2019, Karrie Schaaf drove to the local emergency room, desperate to find help for her son Darik. | It was not the first time she had sought help. But because Darik, a Black man then in his mid-20s, was legally an adult, medical and psychiatric staff had repeatedly told her that they could not offer help unless he sought it himself. | This time, hospital staff called the police. When two deputies from the Riverside sheriff's office arrived, Schaaf told them that her son was…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-07-11). As UN Discusses Dam on the Nile, Ethiopia Regrets Bypassing of Regional Forums. libya360.wordpress.com Pavan Kulkarni The Great Ethiopian Renaissance Dam in 2019. Photo: Reuters The controversy over the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam has taken a fresh turn with the UN Security Council taking up the issue on the urging of Egypt and Sudan. Ethiopia termed this step a dangerous precedent as it took the negotiation process away from…

Pavan Kulkarni (2021-07-11). As UN discusses dam on the Nile, Ethiopia regrets bypassing of regional forums. peoplesdispatch.org The controversy over the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam has taken a fresh turn with the UN Security Council taking up the issue on the urging of Egypt and Sudan. Ethiopia termed this step a dangerous precedent as it took the negotiation process away from the African Union…

Dave DeCamp (2021-07-11). Russia Ready to Activate Tajikistan Military Base Over Fighting in Afghanistan. globalresearch.ca

Mohammad Ali Haqshenas (2021-07-11). Iran's presence in Atlantic a response to US' claims. en.mehrnews.com Iranian Navy's first-in-command says the presence of naval fleet of the country in the Atlantic is a response to US' claims regarding Iran's capabilities.

Staff (2021-07-11). Several mortar shells hit Somali presidential palace. en.mehrnews.com Somali sources reported that several mortar shells hit the presidential palace in Mogadishu, the Somali capital.

Zahra Mirzafarjouyan (2021-07-11). US base in Syria's al-Omar oil field targeted by missiles. en.mehrnews.com News sources reported another missile attack on a US base at the al-Omar oil field in eastern Syria on Sunday.

Staff (2021-07-11). Anti-Iran obsession driving shameful Western hypocrisy. en.mehrnews.com In reaction to the presence of some Western politicians in the MEK meeting, the Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman said an insatiable thirst for money and anti-Iran obsession is driving shameful western hypocrisy.

Zahra Mirzafarjouyan (2021-07-11). ISIL attempt to blow up electricity towers in Iraq failed. en.mehrnews.com Iraqi army forces thwart ISIL terrorists' attempts to blow up electricity towers in Diyala and Saladin provinces.

_____ (2021-07-11). N.Korea, China leaders vow greater coop. in face of enemy. en.mehrnews.com The leaders of North Korea and China traded messages vowing to strengthen cooperation on the anniversary of their treaty of friendship, cooperation, and mutual assistance between the two countries.

Staff (2021-07-11). US transfers new military equipment to Ain al-Asad. en.mehrnews.com The US has reportedly carried new military equipment into Ain al-Asad base, a US military base located in Al Anbar Province in western Iraq.

Morteza Ahmadi Al Hashem (2021-07-11). US strategy is to drag insecurity from Afghanistan to Iran. en.mehrnews.com An expert on international affairs says that dragging insecurity from Afghanistan to the Islamic Republic of Iran is the main strategy of the United States.

Asa Winstanley (2021-07-11). In Disappointment, even the Israeli Left voted for Racist Palestinian Family Separation Law. juancole.com ( Middle East Monitor ) — This week, Israel's Parliament the Knesset failed to pass an extension to Israel's racist marriage law. The law bars the spouses of Palestinian citizens of Israel from receiving citizenship. This means that Palestinians from Haifa, Acre or Jaffa are effectively banned from marrying Palestinians from the West Bank and …

Paul Street (2021-07-11). The Assault on Critical Race Theory. counterpunch.org Antiracism as Thoughtcrime The sloppy fascist Donald Trump may no longer reside in the White House but he's back on the hate rally campaign trail selling his big Hitlerian Stolen Election Lie. Meanwhile, Trumpist white nationalism is booming in the "red states," where Amerikaner[1] Republicans hold the reins. One of many signs of this right-wing […] | To read this article, In order to read CP+ articles, your web browser must be se…

Jeffrey St. Clair (2021-07-11). They Called Him Star Child. counterpunch.org Perhaps the best thing you can say about Donald Rumsfeld is that Henry Kissinger hated him. The antagonism dated back to the Ford Presidency, when Rumsfeld undermined Henry K's freelance diplomacy and covertly sought to destroy Kissinger's détente project. Rumsfeld ("Rummy to his friends" ≠—though he confessed to Nixon that he never drank with reporters or […] | To read this article, In order to read CP+ articles, your we…

Anonymous669 (2021-07-11). 150 Syrian Militants To Be Deployed In Libya: Monitoring Group. southfront.org Illustrative image. | More than 150 Turkish-backed Syrian militants are preparing for deployment in Libya, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) reported on July 10. | According to the London-based monitoring group, the militants will replace others who will return to Syria before July 15. The plane that will take the new batch from Turkey to Libya will carry other militants home on its return flight. | "The rotation of [Syrian] mercenaries is being done regularly, every 15 days … [Turkey] has been keeping the…

Umer Beigh (2021-07-11). Families of disappeared persons demonstrate in Sri Lanka's Mullaitivu. peoplesdispatch.org On Monday July 5, families of Tamilians who were subjected to enforced disappearance towards the end of the conflict in Sri Lanka demonstrated in Mullaitivu demanding justice. The demonstrators carried placards and banners that read "where are our children that we handed over to the [Sri Lankan] military." | An estimated 100,000 have been subjected to enforced disappearances in the country's ethnic conflict, notes the People for Equality and Relief in Lanka, (PEARL), an advocacy group. The conflict ended in 2009 with the brutal suppression of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam by the Sri Lankan armed forces.

Cynthia Papermaster (2021-07-10). Sunday 7/11: Tell Pelosi: Stop Prosecutions of Assange & Hale; Stop Asian Hate. indybay.org Pelosi's residence, Broadway @ Normandie Terrace, Pacific Heights, San Francisco…

_____ (2021-07-10). Colombian Group Arrested Linked To The Assassination Of Moise. popularresistance.org At least 28 people assassinated President Jovenel Moise, Haitian police said Thursday, adding that 26 were Colombian and two were Americans of Haitian origin. | Eight of them, all Colombians, were still at large, national police director-general Leon Charles said at a news conference, adding that 17 including the two Americans had been arrested. | The director of Noticias Caracol, Juan Roberto Vargas, informed on BLU Radio that several Colombians were among those captured for the assassination of Haitian President Jovenel Moise. The Haitian Ministry of Elections presented those arrested as allegedly responsible f…

Staff (2021-07-10). MoàØse was Tortured before Being Killed: His Arm and Foot were Fractured. orinocotribune.com An explosive new report reveals that the assassinated president of Haiti, Jovenel MoàØse, was tortured before being killed, as it has been found that one of his arms and a foot were fractured. | On Friday, July 9, Mathias Pierre, electoral affairs minister of Haiti, stated on the Colombian radio network

sputniknews (2021-07-10). Haiti President Assassinated; US Military Nears Endgame in Afghanistan. sputniknews.com Two US citizens were part of over a dozen people arrested in connection with the assassination of President Jovenel Mo√ Øse, and President Biden announced an August 31 end to the US mission in Afghanistan.

José Manuel Blanco Diaz (2021-07-10). Colombian Defense Minister Responds to 'Mercenaries' Assassination of Haiti's MoàØse — Visit by CIA's Burns to Bogotá. orinocotribune.com Faced with the avalanche of posts, statements, and evidence about the participation of more than 20 Colombians in the assassination of the president of Haiti Jovenel MoàØse, Colombian Defense Minister Diego Molano admitted that in fact those involved are his countrymen, but he tried to distance himself from the atrocious political assassination, even though many see Colombia as the main agent of destabilization in the region and the tool of US imperialism. | In a statement released on local media and social media networks, Molano said that Interpol formally requested data from the Colombian government rega…

Lucía Eugenia Córdova (2021-07-10). Haitian Police Captures Two More Colombians along with Two Americans Implicated in MoàØse Assassination. orinocotribune.com On Friday, July 9, Haitian National Police reported that they had been able to apprehend two more Colombian citizens involved in the July 7 assassination of President Jovenel MoàØse. The homicide took place at MoàØse's private residence in the Haitian capital, Port-au-Prince. | Adding these two suspects to the previously captured 15, who were arrested in the preceding hours on Friday, as well as the two arrested Americans of Haitian descent, named James Solages and Joseph Vincent, the total number of arrests rose to 19. Three Colombians fell during clashes with the Haitian Army and the Police. Out o…

_____ (2021-07-10). What's Behind The Assassination Of Haitian President MoàØse? popularresistance.org The assassination of Haitian President Jovenel MoàØse sent shockwaves through the tiny Caribbean island nation and beyond. While little is known about what happened overnight Wednesday, it appears that a group of foreign mercenaries with inside knowledge of MoàØse's home were responsible for carrying out the operation that killed him. | MoàØse was an extremely unpopular figure who had overstayed his term as president as was ruling by decree. Mass protests against his rule and corruption have coalesced into a revolutionary movement led by former police officer Jimmy "Barbecue" Cherizier. Cheri…

_____ (2021-07-10). Haitian Movements Caution Against Foreign Intervention. popularresistance.org In the early hours of July 7, unidentified armed men attacked the house of Haiti's de-facto president Jovenel MoàØse and shot him dead. In the attack, his wife was also severely injured and according to reports she has been hospitalized in Miami, Florida. Haiti's interim prime minister, now acting president, Claude Joseph, confirmed the news in the early morning and declared a 14-day state of siege. Joseph assured that the "security situation of the country is under control" and called on the citizens to remain calm. | In the evening, the secretary of State Communication, Frantz Exantus, reported that two…

_____ (2021-07-10). What's Behind The Assassination Of Haitian President MoàØses? popularresistance.org The assassination of Haitian President Jovenel MoàØse sent shockwaves through the tiny Caribbean island nation and beyond. While little is known about what happened overnight Wednesday, it appears that a group of foreign mercenaries with inside knowledge of MoàØse's home were responsible for carrying out the operation that killed him.

scorinoco (2021-07-10). Eleven Suspects in MoàØse's Murder Arrested at Taiwanese Embassy in Haiti. orinocotribune.com So far, Haitian authorities have arrested 28 people for allegedly being implicated in MoàØse's murder. Among them are 26 Colombians and two Haitian-Americans, confirmed the Haitian government. | On Friday, July 9, the Taiwanese Embassy in Haiti confirmed that 11 suspects in the assassination of Haitian President Jovenel MoàØse were detained at its facilities in Port-au-Prince. | The suspects had entered the embassy earlier in the day while fleeing Haitian police, according to police reports. | Taiwanese diplomats immediately authorized the operation to demonstrate their nation's commitment to the Ha…

Yves Engler (2021-07-10). The Assassination of Jovenel MoàØse. zcomm.org Jovenel MoàØse was a violent and corrupt tyrant. While his passing may not elicit much sympathy, the Haitian president's assassination should not be celebrated…

_____ (2021-07-10). Suspected Assassins of Haitian President MoàØse Trained by U.S., Linked to Pro-Coup Oligarchy. strategic-culture.org As the investigation into MoàØse's murder unfolds, the U.S. is laying the groundwork to deploy troops into Haiti for the fourth time in 106 years, at the request of a figure it has spent decades grooming. | By Dan COHEN | As shock grips the Caribbean island nation of Haiti following the assassination of President Jovenel MoàØse, the Haitian government has carried out a campaign to arrest suspects it alleges are responsible for the murder. | Haitian Director of National Police Leon Charles announced at a press conference that the assassination squad that killed Moise is comprised of 28 foreigners, in…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-07-10). Colombia's Assassins: Global Terrorism from Libya to Haiti. libya360.wordpress.com What does the assassination in Haiti reveal about Colombia? This Friday, in a joint press conference of the heads of the Military Forces, the Army and the Police of Haiti, some advances of the ongoing investigation on the assassination of President Jovenel MoàØse were announced. The plan of the crime was made in 32 days,…

Editor2 (2021-07-10). Bringing the Voices of the Nicaraguan People to Congress. orinocotribune.com By Casa Baltimore-Limay and Friends of Latin America — Jul 8, 2021 | "These people do not have access to the US Congress or media — but their lives are heavily impacted by both. That is why we are bringing their voices to you… We are asking you to do no harm." | On June 30th two Maryland-based solidarity organizations began meeting virtually with members of the U.S. Congress to speak against adoption of the RENACER Act that would impose devastating sanctions on Nicaragua. Casa Baltimore/Limay is a sister community project that has maintained strong ties since 1985; Friends of Latin America has been w…

José Carlos Llerena Robles (2021-07-10). Dirty tricks campaign in Peru to deny the left's Presidential victory. greenleft.org.au The campaign to overturn Peru's presidential election results is one of "unconventional warfare", report José Carlos Llerena Robles and Vijay Prashad.

Oliver Boyd-Barrett (2021-07-10). Cruella Moments in Peru. dissidentvoice.org Catherine and the Baroness The only character who actually dies in Disney's Cruella is the sweet, good servant, Catherine, who consents to raise Cruella — condemned to death by her birth mother, the grotesquely unfeeling Baroness De Vil — as her own daughter. Cruella and the Baroness shall dance a burlesque that plays out to …

Editor (2021-07-10). Voter suppression — class war against workers. workers.org A July 1 ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court issued a death blow to the 1965 Voting Rights Act, which protected historically disenfranchised voters of color. Election night, Lowndes County, Ala., Nov. 8, 1966. In a 6-3 ruling in Brnovich v. Democratic National Committee, the right-wing majority court nullified Section . . . |

Leon Kunstenaar (2021-07-10). Rallies in Bay Area for Voting Rights. indybay.org Bay Area residents mobilizing to demand Congress fight voter suppression and pass the For the People Act…

Aaron Maté (2021-07-10). Pressed for Answers on Syria Cover-up, OPCW Chief Offers New Lies and Excuses (Part I). orinocotribune.com By Aaron Maté — Jul 2, 2021 | Facing growing outcry, OPCW Director General Fernando Arias went before the UN and told new falsehoods about his organization's Syria cover-up scandal — along with more disingenuous excuses to avoid addressing it. | In the two years since the censorship of a Syria chemical weapons investigation was exposed, the head of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), Fernando Arias, has vigorously resisted accountability. | Arias has refused to investigate or explain the extensive manipulation of the OPCW's probe of an alleged April 2018 chlorine attack in…

Pedro Aibéo (2021-07-10). Helsinki Energy Challenge's Waste of Energy. dissidentvoice.org The Helsinki Energy Challenge. Who could refuse? The opportunity to solve the apparently insoluble. To reform the energy supply for one of the world's most charismatic and effective cities to be low carbon, utterly reliable, and reasonable cost. And to do so with de minimis hydrocarbons and biomass! Helsinki is a cogeneration city, where some …

Gilbert Mercier (2021-07-10). Afghanistan: Deadly Costs of a War for Profit Won by the Taliban. dissidentvoice.org As the United States and NATO's war in Afghanistan struggles to end, most observers and commentators, at least in the West, are still either delusional enough or more likely paid enough, not to publicly recognize a basic evidence: the Taliban are in the process of winning the 20-year war, which is the United States' longest …

Leela Anand (2021-07-10). Cuban Americans traveling 1300 miles on foot to DC: End U.S. blockade of Cuba! liberationnews.org On July 25, at 2 pm, the anti-blockade travelers and supporters will rally in front of the White House at Lafayette Park.

Catherine Henchek (2021-07-10). Activists keep fighting for justice after killer cop relieved of police powers in Chicago. liberationnews.org Despite Chicago's Civilian Office of Police Accountability recommending that Solano be relieved of his police powers pending investigation, the Chicago Police Department did not take action until June 28.

Lucía Eugenia Córdova (2021-07-10). President Maduro: Enemies of Venezuela Intend to Generate Anxiety Using Criminal Gangs — El Coqui with Primero Justicia T-Shirt. orinocotribune.com "The enemies of the country intend to generate anxiety through the financing of criminal gangs," alerted the President of the Republic, Nicolás Maduro, after more than 24 hours of special security operations deployed to counter the criminal actions of the gang led by "El Coqui." The head of state assured residents of Caracas that his administration "will not stand idly by" in the face of threats to national stability. | "We are acting forcefully in accordance with the laws and the Constitution to guarantee security," he added. "May peace prevail!" | At the beginning of last month, the Venezuelan president denounc…

China Dialogue (2021-07-10). Shanghai leads way in China's carbon transition, but Does not have Much Time to Act. juancole.com By Shi Yi | — ( China Dialogue ) — Many Chinese cities and provinces are working on plans to hit peak carbon before 2030. Shanghai, China's most developed city, is set to lead the way. Somewhere on the eastern side of Shanghai's Chongming Island, 300,000 solar panels lie over rows and rows of aquaculture …

The Conversation (2021-07-10). Heart health: Cities are badly Arranged — A Redesign can help us live longer. juancole.com By Tolullah Oni and Rizka Maulida | — ( The Conversation ) — By 2050, it is projected that almost 70% of the world's population will be living in cities, up from 55% today. The fastest urban growth is happening in Asia and Africa, which is also where we're seeing a rapid rise in people …

_____ (2021-07-10). Company Cancels Plans For Oil Pipeline Through Black Neighborhoods. popularresistance.org It's hard to find good climate news these days—but there's some out of Tennessee. A company that was set to build a hotly contested oil pipeline through Black neighborhoods in Memphis said on Friday that the project is off. | "The stars aligned for this fight," Ward Archer, founder of Protect Our Aquifer, a community group fighting the pipeline, told the Memphis Appeal of the decision. "Sometimes the good guys win and this is one of those times." | The 49-mile Byhalia Connection pipeline, if it had been completed, would have run through Tennessee and Mississippi to connect two existing pipelines, eventually…

_____ (2021-07-10). Defense Of For-Profit Health Care Hasn't Changed In Decades. popularresistance.org From Ronald Reagan's notorious 1961 rant against the horrors of socialized medicine to present-day propaganda of the insurance industry, right-wing and corporate efforts to halt the expansion of public health care seem to strike the exact same notes again and again — and draw on the same bogus arguments.

_____ (2021-07-10). Democrats Cover Up Links Between Fascist Police 'Trainers'. popularresistance.org The World Socialist Web Site has uncovered evidence that police departments across the United States have paid thousands of dollars for "training" by a fascistic private military contractor, Northern Red Inc. Former trainers at the company who have since left and founded their own ventures have continued to train police departments in the death squad tactics honed in the course of US neo-colonial wars overseas. | Last month, during a congressional hearing on the January 6 coup attempt that took testimony from US Capitol Police Inspector General Michael Bolton, it was revealed that in 2018 and 2019 the US Capitol…

_____ (2021-07-10). Media Completely Ignore American Secret Agent's Trial For Terrorism. popularresistance.org Caracas, Venezuela — Unless you read the local Venezuelan press, you are unlikely to know that an American secret agent is currently standing trial in Venezuela on charges of terrorism and weapons trafficking. | Matthew John Heath was arrested in September outside Amuay and Cardon oil refineries in possession of a submachine gun, a grenade launcher, C4 explosives, a satellite phone and bricks of $20 bills. The Venezuelan government also alleges that he was found carrying a small coin or badge that CIA employees use to prove their identity to one another without raising suspicions. On Wednesday, Heath pled n…

_____ (2021-07-10). Democrats Cover Up Links Between Fascist Police "Trainers" popularresistance.org The stunning revelation that the Capitol Police's emergency response unit had been trained by contractors with an affinity for the Third Reich has been buried by the corporate media and the Democratic Party. To date, not a single article on the use of Northern Red Inc. by the US Capitol Police has been published by the Washington Post or the New York Times, nor has the information been reported on the cable or broadcast television channels.

_____ (2021-07-10). Gas Bill Strike Is Underway To Protest The North Brooklyn Pipeline. popularresistance.org The No North Brooklyn Pipeline coalition is encouraging fellow community members to join a National Grid gas bill strike in the face of potential rate hikes meant to fund the aforementioned fracked gas pipeline. | Since June 1, the campaign — which is organized and/or supported by the Sane Energy Project, Brownsville Residents Green Committee, Newtown Creek Alliance, and many more (including local politicians and representatives like Emily Gallagher, Jabari Brisport, and others) — has been in this phase of pipeline resistance, which urges residents to withhold $66 on monthly gas bills. This is in resp…

_____ (2021-07-10). Hijacking The Recovery Through Hydrogen. popularresistance.org EU Covid-19 recovery funds are supposed to drive the 'green transition' and move us beyond fossil fuels — but industry lobbying at both national and EU level has ensured oil and gas firms and utilities remain some of the biggest beneficiaries in Italy, the Spanish State, Portugal and France. | The European Commission has said it wanted to avoid giving billions in bailouts to the fossil fuel industry. Despite sending mixed signals, to its credit, in these four cases it has tried to exclude direct financing for fossil fuel projects, including controversial carbon capture and storage (CCS). However, the hugely…

_____ (2021-07-10). Women Everywhere in the World Are Squeezed into a Tight Corner. popularresistance.org Between 30 June and 2 July 2021, the United Nations and other multilateral organisations held the Generation Equality Forum in Paris (France). The forum was held to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action set out at the Fourth World Conference on Women (1995). Re-reading the Beijing Platform shows that rather than advance the cause of justice and equality, many countries have slipped backwards.

_____ (2021-07-10). Defense Of For-Profit Health Care Hasn't Changed In Decades. popularresistance.org This month marks the fifty-sixth anniversary of Medicare, signed into law by president Lyndon Johnson on July 30, 1965. The effects of the program were expansive and immediate: three years after its creation, some 96 percent of those sixty-five and older had hospital insurance, up from only 54 percent in 1963. | Today, despite decades of attempts to undermine it, it remains among the most popular of all government programs — vastly outperforming private alternatives in a huge survey recently published by the Journal of the American Medical Association. A June poll also identified high, and in some cases str…

_____ (2021-07-10). Company Cancels Plans For Oil Pipeline Through Black Neighborhoods In Memphis. popularresistance.org The 49-mile Byhalia Connection pipeline, if it had been completed, would have run through Tennessee and Mississippi to connect two existing pipelines, eventually transporting crude oil from Texas to Louisiana for export. A spokesperson for one of the partial owners of the project, Plains All American, said in a release that their decision to drop the Byhalia project was "due to lower U.S. oil production resulting from the Covid-19 pandemic."

_____ (2021-07-10). Illinois Bill Mandating Public Schools Teach Asian American History. popularresistance.org Illinois State Rep. Jennifer Gong-Gershowitz (D), who sponsored the bill, said in a statement that her legislation will "ensure that the next generation of Asian American students won't need to attend law school to learn about their heritage."

_____ (2021-07-10). Illinois Bill Mandates Public Schools Teach Asian American History. popularresistance.org Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker (D) has signed legislation mandating public schools teach Asian American history, making the state the first in the nation to do so. | The legislation, the Teaching Equitable Asian American History Act, requires a unit of Asian American history to be taught in public schools beginning in the 2022-2023 school year. | As part of the curriculum, students should be taught "the contributions of Asian Americans toward advancing civil rights from the 19th century onward," Pritzker's office said in a statement. | The curriculum should also include "the contributions made by individual Asian Amer…

_____ (2021-07-10). America's Impressive History Of Bioweapons Attacks Against Its People. popularresistance.org 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 who posted a movie review for Fast And Furious 27 and noticed a response comment from me reading "GODDAMN SINOPHOBE!" Under the circumstances, that was an odd thing to yell.) | During the Trump Administration, the Wuhan lab leak theory was called a ridiculo…

_____ (2021-07-10). 'Future Of Our Planet Depends On Ending New Cold War'. popularresistance.org A coalition of nearly 50 environmental and other advocacy groups critical of the U.S. government's increasingly hostile approach to China sent a letter Thursday to President Joe Biden and members of Congress to remind them that the existentially threatening climate emergency is a "global crisis," which can only be solved through "global cooperation."

_____ (2021-07-10). Environmental Groups Calling On Big Plastic To Drop Its Lawsuit Against Federal Government. popularresistance.org This Plastic-Free July, Canadian environmental groups are calling out the top three producers of plastic in Canada: NOVA Chemicals, Dow Chemical and Imperial Oil/ExxonMobil. These three companies are suing the federal government in an effort to stop the federal action plan to reduce plastic pollution. This trashy tactic is aimed at protecting Big Plastic's bottom line.

_____ (2021-07-10). Women Everywhere In The World Are Squeezed Into A Tight Corner. popularresistance.org In 1995, the delegates elected Chen Muhua (1921-2011) as the president of the UN World Conference on Women. In 1938, Chen went to Yan'an to join the communist revolution, studying at Kà ngda and helping to build the economic resilience of the base areas. After 1949, Chen worked in the Communist Party (rising to be an alternate Politburo member), in the Chinese state (becoming the governor of the People's Bank of China), and in the women's movement (leading the All-China Women's Federation). At the Beijing Conference, Chen made a strong plea for the emancipation of women. 'It is evident that women are crying out f…

_____ (2021-07-10). Environmental Groups Call On Big Plastic To Drop Lawsuit. popularresistance.org Toronto, Canada – This Plastic-Free July, Canadian environmental groups are calling out the top three producers of plastic in Canada: NOVA Chemicals, Dow Chemical and Imperial Oil/ExxonMobil. These three companies are suing the federal government in an effort to stop the federal action plan to reduce plastic pollution. This trashy tactic is aimed at protecting Big Plastic's bottom line. | "Big Plastic likes to pretend that plastic waste is someone else's fault: consumers, litterers and municipal waste management," said Karen Wirsig, Program Manager for Plastics at Environmental Defence. "But the real issue is tha…

_____ (2021-07-10). Spare Us An Afghan Threequel, Joe! popularresistance.org It's the most powerful, influential, and wealthy Washingtonian war-hawks who make up the most vocal minority. It is these cats — controlling the most communication mediums with the most reach — that are trying their darnedest to pull Biden back in. Leading the loud charge with the well-wornest of debunked stay-the-course arguments are, of course, the obvious lunatics — lawmakers of the classical warmongering Republican variety.

_____ (2021-07-10). Spare Us An Afghan Threequel, Joe! popularresistance.org Kandahar Airfield ("KAF") was as bizarre as it was dusty. You sort of tasted it before you smelled it — and smelled before you saw it. It's been a full decade since I first did. When the cavalry troop I'd commanded touched down as a final top-off to President Obama's Afghan surge, we gazed upon this weird way station of America's war effort with exhausted eyes. Fatigue breeds a certain stripped-down simplicity — "Just show me to my damn cot, already!" — so it took until morning to truly spy the strangeness. It was a place of curious contrasts. | Dry dirt roads, but plenty of civil and military t…

Dongsheng News (2021-07-10). News on China | No. 58. dissidentvoice.org China keeps powering along for the good of its people and the world's people.

Staff (2021-07-10). Putin Responds to Biden: Russia Has Not Received any Report on Cyberattacks. orinocotribune.com On Friday, July 9, the President of Russia, Vladimir Putin, responded to his American counterpart, Joe Biden, that he has not received any information from the United States regarding recent cyberattacks allegedly carried out from Russia. The Russian leader's statement was in response to Washington's new accusations of attacks allegedly perpetrated from the Russian territory against US digital communication platforms. | In a telephone conversation between the two heads of state on July 9, Putin told Biden that, in the context of the recent reports on a series of cyberattacks allegedly carried out from Russia, "no…

Editor2 (2021-07-10). Nicaragua — Varieties of Neocolonial Solidarity. orinocotribune.com By Stephen Sefton — July 6th 2021 | Just as in 2018, Nicaragua is once again the subject of the kind of mass international bad faith news coverage and perception management more usually associated recently with US and allied government offensives against Bolivia, Cuba, Iran, Syria and Venezuela. In Nicaragua's case the current offensive is aimed at influencing the country's elections scheduled for next November 7th. Currently, all the opinion polls show that, should President Daniel Ortega stand again for election, he and his FSLN party will win easily with over 60% support against around 20% for the the cou…

Stephen Sefton (2021-07-10). Nicaragua — Varieties of Neocolonial Solidarity. orinocotribune.com By Stephen Sefton — July 6th 2021 | Just as in 2018, Nicaragua is once again the subject of the kind of mass international bad faith news coverage and perception management more usually associated recently with US and allied government offensives against Bolivia, Cuba, Iran, Syria and Venezuela. In Nicaragua's case the current offensive is aimed at influencing the country's elections scheduled for next November 7th. Currently, all the opinion polls show that, should President Daniel Ortega stand again for election, he and his FSLN party will win easily with over 60% support against around 20% for the the cou…

ecns.cn (2021-07-10). 'Well-off society' marks historic milestone in China's progress. ecns.cn As the Communist Party of China celebrated its 100th birthday last week, China solemnly declared the realization of its first centenary goal of building a moderately prosperous society in all respects, bringing about a historic end to the problem of absolute poverty. However, it was a hard journey for the nation as a whole to realize the goal.

ecns.cn (2021-07-10). China, EU should remove distractions, push forward ties: foreign minister. ecns.cn China and the European Union should establish correct perception of each other, remove distractions, and promote the healthy and stable development of bilateral ties on the right track, Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi has said.

Juan Cole (2021-07-10). UN Human Rights Special Rapporteur on Palestine slams Israeli Squatter-Settlements as 'War Crime,' Urges Practical Punishment. juancole.com Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) — Canadian academic and the UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Palestinian Territory occupied since 1967, Michael Lynk, made waves on Friday. Lynk asked the nations of the world to classify the Israeli government practice of sponsoring Israeli squatters on Palestinian-owned land on the Occupied Palestinian …

ecns.cn (2021-07-10). Culture Fact (6): How did ancient Chinese cool themselves in summer heat?>. ecns.cn

ecns.cn (2021-07-10). Dreamy midnight falls in Hubei. ecns.cn Sea of clouds, twinkling stars, and flying fireflies turn Guoduwan town in Hubei Province into a fairytale world, July 8, 2021.

ecns.cn (2021-07-10). 51 confirmed dead in juice factory fire in Bangladesh: official. ecns.cn At least 51 workers died as a juice factory in Bangladesh's Narayanganj district, about 20 km from capital Dhaka, caught fire on Thursday, a senior official said Friday.

ecns.cn (2021-07-10). Why Western mudslinging has failed to dampen Xinjiang cotton. ecns.cn A worker packs spindles at a textile plant in Shihezi city, Northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region, July 7, 2021.In late April, the CCA launched an initiative to promote the sustainable development of China's cotton, after signing deals with leading domestic cotton producers, some of them in Xinjiang.

Phelan Acheson (2021-07-10). Issues Related to State-Based 'Single-Payer' Healthcare. realprogressives.org To pass meaningful healthcare reform, we must meaningfully pressure politicians and their donors by threatening the former with loss of their seat and the latter with loss of their extracted wealth.

Jim Hightower (2021-07-10). The Ugly Truth: The Republican Party is trying to Outlaw Democracy. juancole.com ( Otherwords.org ) — Ralph Waldo Emerson told of a dinner guest who went on and on about the virtue of honesty, offering his own life as a model of perfect rectitude. "The louder he talked of his honor," said Emerson, "the faster we counted our spoons." That's my reaction to the cacophony of phony …

sputniknews (2021-07-10). Four Police Officers Killed, 7 Injured in Car Explosion in Somali Capital, Reports Say. sputniknews.com MOSCOW (Sputnik) – At least 4 police officers were killed and seven injured on Saturday in a car bombing in the Somali capital of Mogadishu, the local radio station Radio Dalsan reported, citing police sources.

sputniknews (2021-07-10). Capitalism Pushes to Regain The Deadly Status Quo. sputniknews.com Judge stops Hogan from ending MD unemployment, What's the CIA up to in Brazil, anti-Black racism and misogyny in sports, Rethinking living space outside of capitalist goals…

WSWS (2021-07-10). Scotland leads Europe in coronavirus transmission. wsws.org Scotland is facing another public health disaster as the Delta variant surges. The country accounts for four of Europe's top ten COVID-19 hotspots according to the World Health Organization.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-10). Mayo Clinic study suggests patients with lung cancer be screened for MET oncogene. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. — Research by investigators at Mayo Clinic Cancer Center suggests that physicians should screen patients with lung cancer for MET amplification/overexpression before determining a treatment strategy. Their findings are published Cancer Discovery, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research. "In our research we found several lung cancer cases that were not responsive to standard chemotherapy," says Zhenkun Lou, Ph.D., a cancer researcher at Mayo Clinic. "Because these lung cancers were positive for…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-10). Tumor cell PD-L1 may mediate sensitivity to chemotherapy in colorectal cancer treatment. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. — Data in a study by Mayo Clinic Cancer Center researchers indicates that the level of tumor cell PD-L1, a protein that acts as a brake to keep the body's immune responses under control, may be an important factor for sensitivity to chemotherapy in colorectal cancer treatment. The study was published Friday, July 2, in Oncogene. "We have identified a mechanism by which absent or low levels of tumor cell PD-L1, which is commonly found…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-10). Guide to safe grilling practices. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org The July Fourth holiday weekend often means gatherings. Keep your gathering safe by following the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's COVID-19 guidance for activities. If you are looking forward to a weekend cookout, make sure to keep foodborne bacteria and germs off your guest list. Dr. Nipunie Rajapakse, a Mayo Clinic pediatric infectious diseases physician, says warmer temperatures are when foodborne germs thrive and illnesses peak. Watch: Dr. Nipunie Rajapakse talks about safe grilling practices. www.youtube.com/watch?v=19v4oRLW-hw&#038… Journalists: Broadcast-quality sound bites are…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-10). Mayo Clinic Q and A: COVID-19 vaccination and precautions. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I am due to get my second dose of COVID-19 vaccine in a few weeks. I understand this is an important step for me and my community, but I'm unsure what guidelines I should follow. Some of my friends are traveling, and they seem to have thrown all caution to the wind. What can I expect after being vaccinated for COVID-19, both physically and when in public? ANSWER: It is completely normal to have…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-10). Mayo Clinic Minute: Fireworks and grilling safety reminders. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Fireworks, grilling and campfires are part of the summer experience. This holiday weekend, make sure you keep safety top of mind. Dr. Michael Boniface, a Mayo Clinic emergency medicine physician, explains that burn injuries from these activities go up in the summer, and these injuries often can be prevented. Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute youtu.be/iv3wlwXYAyw Journalists: Broadcast-quality video pkg (1: 00) is in the downloads at the end of…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-10). Sharing Mayo Clinic: Receiving care for COVID-19 while pregnant. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Last September, Kim and Lloyd Harter of Fairchild, Wisconsin, along with their daughter Eleanor Jacobo, tested positive for COVID-19. While they recovered, they also waited for a special new addition to their family: Kim was eight months pregnant. With pregnancy being a risk factor for complications due to COVID-19, a member of the COVID-19 Front-Line Care Team at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, called Kim to discuss her risks, as well as provide information about…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-10). Mayo Clinic first to use next generation 4D ICE imaging to help patients with structural heart disease. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Mayo Clinic recently became the first to use a next-generation 4D intracardiac echo (ICE) device in patients to guide heart procedures such as left atrial appendage closure, mitral valve repair and treatment of tricuspid valve regurgitation. The technology can also help physicians perform procedures without putting patients under general anesthesia. An echocardiogram is a noninvasive test that uses sound waves to produce detailed images of the heart's size, structure and function, as well as detailed images of…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-10). Mayo Clinic Q and A: Keeping your fingernails in tip-top shape. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I have noticed recently that my nails have an unusual color and shape, and I don't understand why. Although I do enjoy gardening, I don't have a job where I use my hands more than normal. I want my nails to be sturdy and healthy-looking. Can you provide some insight on how to achieve this and tips for properly taking care of my nails? ANSWER: For anyone concerned with nail health, the first step…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-10). Mayo Clinic Minute: Should you open your eyes underwater? newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org For many people, the hot summer days are often spent swimming at the pool. But even though the water is usually clear with chlorine, it doesn't mean you should be looking underwater. As reporter Jason Howland explains in this Mayo Clinic Minute, it could cause temporary damage to your eyes. Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute youtu.be/JDEtRmoq3dg Journalists: Broadcast-quality video (0: 59) is in the downloads at the end of this post. Please courtesy: "Mayo Clinic News…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-10). 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…

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