Daily Archives: July 12, 2021

2021-07-12: News Headlines

Dan Cohen (2021-07-12). Suspected Assassins of Haitian President MoàØse Trained by US, Linked to Pro-Coup Oligarchy. globalresearch.ca

sputniknews (2021-07-12). Haitian Police Arrest Florida Doctor, One of Suspected Masterminds Behind Moise's Assassination. sputniknews.com MEXICO CITY (Sputnik) – One of the alleged masterminds behind the assassination of Haitian President Jovenel Moise has been arrested, Police Director Leon Charles said.

Yves Engler (2021-07-12). The Assassination of Jovenel MoàØse. orinocotribune.com By Yves Engler — Jul 9, 2021 | 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. | Backed by Washington and Ottawa, MoàØse appears to have been killed by elements within his own violent PHTK political party. The well-organized operation was probably bankrolled by one of the country's light skinned oligarchs and almost certainly carried out with support from inside the government. Police controlled the road to his house yet this video shows a convoy of armed men moving methodically up t…

Black Alliance for Peace (2021-07-12). Why Human Rights in China and Tigray but Not in Haiti, Palestine, or Colombia? dissidentvoice.org U.S. President Joe Biden and the Democrats have been playing the "Black Lives Matter" tune on their fiddle. Biden even raised the issue of Black Lives Matter during his presidential campaign. But, just days after Biden was sworn into office, his administration lent support for the Haitian dictator, Jovenel MoàØse, who stayed in office past …

WSWS (2021-07-12). Haitian government calls for international military intervention after President's assassination. wsws.org In the aftermath of the assassination of Haitian President Jovenel MoàØse in the early hours of the morning last Wednesday, the impoverished Caribbean nation's interim government has appealed for a foreign military intervention to protect key infrastructure.

_____ (2021-07-12). Florida-Based Doctor Arrested on Suspicion of Plotting Assassination of Haiti's President. commondreams.org The New York Democrat said the Biden administration should support efforts to bring to justice "any actors that may have been complicit on U.S. soil."

David Cromwell (2021-07-12). A Remarkable Silence. zcomm.org Media Blackout After Key Witness Against Assange Admits Lying…

Aldana Vales (2021-07-12). Haití y EE.UU., un vínculo tóxico. globalizacion.ca La política de Estados Unidos hacia Haití, bajo la lupa tras el asesinato de MoàØse. En 1915, después del asesinato de Jean Vilbrun Guillaume Sam, el presidente de Haití en ese momento, Estados Unidos decidió enviar tropas al país caribeño…

Staff (2021-07-12). The US Should Not Send Troops to Haiti, Says Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. truthout.org After the assassination of President Jovenel MoàØse at his home in Port-au-Prince, Haiti's interim government says it has asked the United Nations and the United States to send troops to help secure key infrastructure. The U.S. has so far declined, but has sent an inter-agency team from the Department of Homeland Security and the FBI. Democratic Congressmember Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez says the situation in Haiti is "extraordinarily delicate and extremely fragile," and that the U.S. should not sen…

Staff (2021-07-12). Let the People Decide: Former Haitian Gov't Minister on Political Chaos After President Assassinated. democracynow.org Political turmoil continues in Haiti following the assassination of President Jovenel MoàØse, with multiple people claiming leadership of the country and gangs unleashing a new wave of violence in the streets. Haitian police say they have arrested a key figure in the assassination, 63-year-old Christian Emmanuel Sanon, a Haitian-born doctor based in Florida who arrived in Haiti in June with "political objectives." Sanon is one of three Haitian Americans now arrested in the attack, along with 18 Colombians. Five Colombians are still at large, and three were reportedly killed. The United States, meanwhile, h…

Liberation Staff (2021-07-12). Cuban President Díaz-Canel: Revolutionaries to the Streets! liberationnews.org This speech provides crucial context and information being covered up by the corporate media in the United States.

José Carlos Llerena Robles (2021-07-12). There's a Dirty Tricks Campaign Underway in Peru to Deny the Left's Presidential Victory. globalresearch.ca

Greg Guma (2021-07-12). Destabilizing Haiti: Why It Keeps Happening. globalresearch.ca

Staff (2021-07-12). Haiti arrests 'Florida doctor' as alleged mastermind in president's murder, while US dispatches 'security team' to help the probe. rt.com A Haitian-born doctor with decades-old ties to Florida has been detained as a suspected mastermind behind the murder of President Jovenel Moise. Meanwhile, Washington has sent an expert team to Haiti to help with the probe. | Christian Emmanuel Sanon, 63, was arrested and named the "central figure" in the case, becoming the third US-linked suspect in the alleged plot. It is unclear if he actually holds US citizenship, but

Staff (2021-07-12). No U.S. Troops in Haiti: Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Says Military Mission Would Not Help Country. democracynow.org After the assassination of President Jovenel MoàØse at his home in Port-au-Prince, Haiti's interim government says it has asked the United Nations and the United States to send troops to help secure key infrastructure. The U.S. has so far declined, but has sent an inter-agency team from the Department of Homeland Security and the FBI. Democratic Congressmember Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez says the situation in Haiti is "extraordinarily delicate and extremely fragile," and that the U.S. should not send troops to the country. "Our role should be in supporting a peaceful transition and democratic process for sele…

Thomas Knapp (2021-07-12). Hands Off Haiti! counterpunch.org Associated Press headline, July 8: "Biden with few options to stabilize Haiti in wake of slaying." Following the assassination of president Jovenel MoàØse, AP reports, "the U.S. is unlikely to deploy troops." Nonetheless, the American political and media establishments seem to blithely assume that Haiti's internal affairs are very much America's business. State Department spokesman

Anonymous103 (2021-07-12). Former Canadian Embassy Worker Arrested In Haiti Assassination Worked For Shadowy Security Firm. southfront.org Jovenel MoàØse with his wife | Originally published by Update: The

teleSUR (2021-07-12). Haitian Police Arrests Mastermind of Moise's Assassination. telesurenglish.net On Sunday, the Haitian National Police (HNP) arrested Christian Emmanuel Sanon, a Florida-based physician, and charged him with masterminding the assassination of President Jovenel Moise. | RELATED: | "When the bandits' advance was blocked, the first person they called was Sanon," said HNP Director Leon Charles, who added that the motive for the crime was political. | During the search of the Sanon's residence, "we f…

Staff (2021-07-12). 120 politicians, journalists, and artists sign letter urging Merkel to confront Biden over Assange's extradition, citing concerns. rt.com Over a hundred people from German politics, media, and art have called on their chancellor to confront Joe Biden during an upcoming visit over the attempt to extradite WikiLeaks co-founder Julian Assange to the US. | In a letter dated July 11, and signed by 120 politicians, journalists, artists, and others, signatories Among those appealing to Merkel ahead of what will be her la…

Staff (2021-07-12). Headlines for July 12, 2021. democracynow.org Police Arrest Man Who Planned to Assume Haitian Presidency as More U.S. Ties Emerge, COVID Cases on the Rise in 42 U.S. States; CDC Urges Schools to Reopen in Fall, Thousands Take to Streets of Cuba to Protest Economic Crisis, Pandemic, Top U.S. Military General Leaves Post in Afghanistan as Withdrawal Nears End, Ethiopian Elections Deliver Win for Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, Racist Trolls Attack England Soccer Team's Black Players After Loss to Italy in Euro 2020, G20 Members Back 15% Global Minimum Tax; Critics Say Greater Change Is Needed, Biden Signs Order to Combat Monopolies, Low Wages, Biden Fires Trump-Era…

Anonymous103 (2021-07-12). Eric Zuesse: U.S. Regime Hides Global Support for Assange. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | Written by Eric Zuesse. | On July 11th, was published online by "Assange Helfen" or "Help Assange" a

Cynthia Papermaster (2021-07-12). 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…

Oscar Grenfell (2021-07-12). British Court Ruling Heightens Danger of Assange Extradition to the US. globalresearch.ca

WSWS (2021-07-12). British court ruling heightens danger of Assange extradition to the US. wsws.org Assange is in Belmarsh Prison and faces life incarceration in the US because the Biden administration is determined to prosecute a journalist and publisher for exposing American war crimes.

Diana Carolina Alfonso (2021-07-12). Colombia y Haití: La máquina continental del desolvido. globalizacion.ca Algunas teorías conciben que el capitalismo gore implica una última fase en la expansión neocolonial del capitalismo reciente. Sin embargo, las claves de ese peculiar desarrollo capitalista, basado en el poder de decidir quién mure y quién vive, se encuentran…

Alejandro Teitelbaum (2021-07-12). Haití: Historia de un genocidio y de un ecocidio. globalizacion.ca Cuando Colón llegó en 1492 a la isla que llamó La Española (Haití y Santo Domingo) se encontró con un verdadero vergel ocupado por una gran población nativa que vivía pacíficamente. Pero desde 1500 comenzó la deforestación de la isla…

_____ (2021-07-12). Ocasio-Cortez Urges Biden Not to Send US Troops to Haiti. commondreams.org

Amy Wilentz (2021-07-12). What Next for Haiti? thenation.com What Next for Haiti?

Party for Socialism, Liberation (2021-07-12). PSL statement: U.S. imperialism seeks counter-revolution in Cuba. liberationnews.org The Party for Socialism and Liberation stands in full solidarity with the Cuban Revolution, its government and people in the struggle against the latest sinister counterrevolutionary efforts of U.S. imperialism. The sixty year old blockade and hundreds of sanctions imposed under the Trump administration have caused grave shortages of food, medicines, electricity and other necessities …

Party for Socialism, Liberation (2021-07-12). PSL statement: U.S. imperialism seeks counter-revolution in Cuba. liberationnews.org The Party for Socialism and Liberation stands in full solidarity with the Cuban Revolution, its government and people in the struggle against the latest sinister counter-revolutionary efforts of U.S. imperialism. The sixty year old blockade and hundreds of sanctions imposed under the Trump Administration have caused grave shortages of food, medicines, electricity and other necessities …

Abdul Rahman (2021-07-12). Weathering attacks from Israel and allies, BDS movement stands firm in building Palestinian resistance. peoplesdispatch.org The Palestinian Boycott Divestment and Sanctions movement, which marked its 16th anniversary of July 9, has played a huge role in exposing and creating awareness about the apartheid policies of Israel…

WSWS (2021-07-12). US imposes new sanctions on China over Uyghurs. wsws.org The bans are part of the escalating US confrontation with China, in which a propaganda campaign of lies and distortions is accompanying a relentless military build-up.

WSWS (2021-07-12). Texas man faces 40 years in prison for voting while on parole. wsws.org The state's Republican attorney general has brought the charges in order to intimidate minority voters and support the push for more restrictions on voting rights in Texas.

Leon Kunstenaar (2021-07-12). 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…

Staff (2021-07-12). Democrats Should Carve Out Exemption in Filibuster to Protect Voting Rights. truthout.org The U.S. Senate is back in session today, as

Dennis Broe (2021-07-12). Cannes 2021: The best lack conviction, the worst filled with passionate intensity. peoplesworld.org

Blake Skylar (2021-07-12). Wildfires ravage Western U.S. amid soaring temperatures, drought. peoplesworld.org The largest California wildfire this year has led to evacuating communities and firefighters struggling against the inferno. As state residents are urged to reduce power consumption to avoid blackouts, the Beckwourth Complex fire continues to burn along the Nevada state line, having already decimated 134 square miles. Amid extreme conditions caused by climate change, the …

Mark Gruenberg (2021-07-12). Exploited migrant workers demand Biden administration protection. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON—Making the connection between their migrant status and the federal protection they would get through Biden administration action, dozens of Spanish-speaking workers descended on the U.S. Labor Department's front steps to demand the Democratic president and Labor Secretary Marty Walsh move now. The workers, organized by the Deferred Action for Labor Enforcement coalition, included exploited …

Mark Gruenberg (2021-07-12). Berta Cáceres' family cheers murder conviction of a Honduran elite. peoplesworld.org TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras—In an unusual development in a nation known for rule by its capitalist anti-democratic elite, one member of that small cabal, who shares responsibility for the murder of indigenous leader Berta Cáceres 63 months ago, was convicted of the crime in early July. The conviction of Roberto David Castillo Mejia, former president of DESA, …

Max Elbaum (2021-07-12). Not keeping up: The right wing is still out-organizing the left. peoplesworld.org This is the second in a series of columns by veteran organizer Max Elbaum looking at left strategy today. People's World previously published Part 1, focused on the first component of Sun Tzu's dictum that to prevail in battle it is necessary to "know the enemy and know yourself." As a contribution to the wide …

Ramzy Baroud (2021-07-12). Anti-racist solidarity in EURO 2020 should not be controversial. peoplesworld.org Another sports "controversy" started when soccer players taking part in the ongoing 'UEFA Euro 2020' games—delayed till 2021 by the coronavirus pandemic—took a knee during the playing of national anthems, protesting racism in sports. A serious problem plaguing the soccer pitch for many years. Yet, while some players chose to kneel, others decided not to, …

Reds In Ed (2021-07-12). Reds in Ed statement on attacks on Critical Race Theory. liberationnews.org Originally posted on RedsInEd.org At the instigation of deep-pocketed conservatives, nine states have adopted bans on Critical Race Theory education, and similar bills are being considered in 26 others. While the language in these bills is often vague, the intent is clear: to silence a truthful presentation of the role of racism in U.S. history …

Tina Landis (2021-07-12). Inaction from government as climate unravels coast to coast. liberationnews.org Solutions exist but the capitalist system and its politicians are unwilling or unable to implement them, but that doesn't mean we should give up hope.

Liberation Staff (2021-07-12). Anchorage activists: 'Housing is a human right'. liberationnews.org Anchorage, like many cities across the west coast, has had an increasingly severe crisis of homelessness for the last decade, yet there has been little effort to address it until now.

Austin Reynolds (2021-07-12). Anchorage activists: 'Housing is a human right'. liberationnews.org Anchorage, like many cities across the west coast, has had an increasingly severe crisis of homelessness for the last decade, yet there has been little effort to address it until now.

Rebecca Gordon (2021-07-12). The Fires This Time: A Climate View from California. juancole.com ( Tomdispatch.com) — In San Francisco, we're finally starting to put away our masks. With 74% of the city's residents over 12 fully vaccinated, for the first time in more than a year we're enjoying walking, shopping, and eating out, our faces naked. So I was startled when my partner reminded me that we need …

Staff (2021-07-12). US uses humanitarian aid for 'sinister political purposes,' says analysis published by North Korean Foreign Ministry. rt.com An article featured on the website of North Korea's Foreign Ministry has accused Washington of weaponizing foreign aid in order to exert pressure and control over countries desperate for humanitarian assistance. | The analysis,

Staff (2021-07-12). Freedom for Khalida Jarrar! Appeal for immediate release upon the passing of Suha Jarrar. samidoun.net Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network extends its deepest condolences to Khalida, Ghassan and Yafa Jarrar upon the tragic passing of Suha Jarrar, who died on Sunday, July 11 at the age of 31. Suha, Khalida and Ghassan's daughter, Yafa's sister, was a tireless advocate for Palestinian rights and liberation, speaking around the world to advance Palestinian freedom. At this horrendous moment for her and her family, Khalida Jarrar, Palestinian leader, feminist, parliamentarian and organizer, remains imprisoned in Israeli jails as a political leader, denied even the comfort of her loved ones. We extend our…

Staff (2021-07-12). China says it 'drove away' US warship 'illegally' in waters claimed by Beijing on anniversary of Hague ruling on South China Sea. rt.com Beijing has once again called on the US to desist from provocative behavior after an American warship entered the waters around the Paracel Islands on the fifth anniversary of a court ruling against Chinese claims to the region. | In a statement on Monday, the Southern Theater Command of the People's Liberation Army said it had dealt with an American warship, the USS 'Benfold', which had entered the waters around the Paracel Islands without China's approval. | "We urge the United States to immediately stop such provocative actions," it said in a statement, adding that the US must refrain from further moves tha…

contributors (2021-07-12). The Delusion of Infinite Economic Growth. juancole.com By Chirag Dhara and Vandana Singh | — ( Scientific American ) — The electric vehicle (EV) has become one of the great modern symbols of a world awakened to the profound challenges of unsustainability and climate change. So much so that we may well imagine that Deep Thought'sanswer today to Life, the Universe and …

Ramzy Baroud (2021-07-12). Kneeling against Racism: Solidarity in EURO 2020 Should Not be "Controversial" dissidentvoice.org Another football 'controversy' has started when football players participating in the ongoing 'UEFA Euro 2020', kneeled down during national anthems to protest racism, a serious problem that has plagued football stadiums for many years. Yet, while some players chose to kneel down, others opted not to, offering flimsy excuses as "players weren't ready", and "politics should …

Staff (2021-07-12). YouTube is censoring 'normal discourse' & punishing those who fight back, content creator targeted by platform tells RT. rt.com YouTube is selectively enforcing its policies regarding 'disinformation' in what appears to be an attempt to silence content creators who oppose the platform's penchant for censorship, political commentator Matt Orfalea told RT. | Orfalea is speaking from experience: Last week he received a 'strike' and had his channel demonetized for allegedly violating the company's policy prohibiting "violent criminal organizations." The flagged video was a seven-year-old satirical fake Starbucks ad, which referred to the coffee chain's "insanely overpriced beverages for psychopaths." YouTube later admitted it had acted "in…

Le Hinton (2021-07-12). Poem: Traffic Stop: Internal Conversations of a Black Man. progressive.org Screen Shot 2021-07-12 at 9.04.16 AM.png

_____ (2021-07-12). Water Protectors Shut Down Line 3 Worksite. popularresistance.org Floodwood, MN – On Saturday July 10th, water protectors stopped construction for a full day on an Enbridge worksite laying pipe for the Line 3 pipeline. Two water protectors locked to each other through the treads of a machine, while two others climbed up an excavator's arm, where they stayed for 7 hours. This action took place on Anishinaabe treaty territories in solidarity with leaders of the growing Indigenous-led resistance to Line 3. | As these four water protectors stopped machinery, a large crowd gathered on the roadway in support, drumming, singing, and rallying in the summer heat. About 30 police officer…

_____ (2021-07-12). Organizers Calling to Close Loophole That Enables Prison Slavery. popularresistance.org While the 13th Amendment abolished chattel slavery, an often ignored clause still allows for slavery and involuntary servitude as "punishment for a crime." This "slavery clause" is now the target of #EndTheException, a new campaign launched this year on Juneteenth weekend. #EndTheException is pushing for the passage of the Abolition Amendment, a joint resolution cosponsored by Sen. Jeff Merkley and Rep. Nikema Williams, which would strike the slavery clause from the 13th Amendment making it so that "neither slavery nor involuntary servitude may be imposed as a punishment for a crime."

_____ (2021-07-12). Cuban President Díaz-Canel: Revolutionaries to the Streets! popularresistance.org "We have been honest, we have been transparent, we have been clear and at every moment we have been explaining to our people the complexities of the current moments. I remind you that more than a year and a half ago, when the second semester of 2019 began, we had to explain that we were entering a difficult situation. … Since then we have remained under that situation as a result of all the United States government moves led by the Trump administration in relation to Cuba."

_____ (2021-07-12). The Cuban American Leading The Charge To Transform US-Cuba Policy. popularresistance.org Carlos Lazo and a small band of Cuban Americans are on a 1,300-mile pilgrimage from Miami to Washington, D.C., to end the U.S. blockade of Cuba. Despite the blistering summer heat and occasional death threats (including a trucker who tried to run them off the road), the marchers persist. Lazo's group is called Puentes de Amor, Bridges of Love, and this grueling walkathon is certainly a labor of love. | While right-wing Cubans in Miami call him "comunista," Lazo has no time for ideology. He is neither for or against the Cuban government; he is for the Cuban people, the Cuban families. And he is disgusted by the cr…

Nick Cunningham (2021-07-12). Canada Funneled $23 Billion in Subsidies to Three Pipelines Since 2018. globalresearch.ca

Shiva Raj Acharya (2021-07-12). Electromagnetic Field Exposure in Kindergarten Children: Responsive Health Risk Concern. globalresearch.ca

Reiner Fuellmich (2021-07-12). Video: Nothing Novela Is Coronavirus, Based on Patent Files. globalresearch.ca

Gilbert Mercier (2021-07-12). Afghanistan: Deadly Costs of a War for Profit Won by the Taliban. globalresearch.ca

Dr. Joel M. Moskowitz (2021-07-12). Cellphone Radiation Is Harmful, But Few Want to Believe It. globalresearch.ca

Paul Joseph Watson (2021-07-12). Just 25 Under 18's Died from COVID in England, Hundreds Died from Suicide and Trauma. globalresearch.ca

Michael Snyder (2021-07-12). In Many Cities in America, the Criminals Are Starting to Gain Firm Control of the Streets. globalresearch.ca

Swiss Policy Research (2021-07-12). Eriksen's Cardiac Arrest: "No Comment" globalresearch.ca

Thom Hartmann (2021-07-12). Why America Can't Have "Nice Things" counterpunch.org Some time back a woman living in Sweden, "Caroline" @SweResistance on Twitter, posted a thread that said: "I live in Sweden. We have social security, affordable health care, strict gun laws, 5 weeks paid annual leave, 1 year maternity leave, etc. And no, we're not a communist country, and not even strictly socialistic but socio-democratic.

Jonah Raskin (2021-07-12). Who Made the Sixties? The People or the Celebs? counterpunch.org Bertolt Brecht's most widely read poem in the 1960s was "A Worker Reads History." Though Brecht wrote it in German in 1898, and though a great many Sixties folk were not enthusiastic about the working classes, the poem struck a nerve with a generation eager to make history of their own. Decades later, one might ask how much or how little history did the self-styled revolutionaries actually make?

Bella DeVaan (2021-07-12). In Gossip Girl's Reboot, Wealthy Teens Grapple With Their Privilege. Is That Enough? counterpunch.org When Gossip Girl returns to television screens this summer, things will be different. We will meet the young, rich protagonists on their first day of school—finally reunited after a long pandemic. Presumptive heartthrob Obie Bergmann IV shows up late, disheveled. "You're rumpled and sweaty," his social media influencer girlfriend, Julien, berates him. He had better

Dean Baker (2021-07-12). Invented Inflation: A Big Part of the Real Inflation of the 1970s. counterpunch.org Jeanna Smialek and Ben Casselman had a good piece in the NYT on the inflation of the 1970s and the differences with the current situation. However, it left out one important part of the story. In the 1970s, actually in the late 1960s also, the Consumer Price Index (CPI) had an error in its construction

Ralph Nader (2021-07-12). Challenge Government's Autocratic Incommunicados. counterpunch.org The First Amendment to our Constitution declares that Congress cannot abridge the right of the people "…to petition the Government for a redress of grievances." Unfortunately, this vital tool of our democracy is easily circumvented by Congress simply not responding whatsoever to "petitions" by the citizenry. This government undermining of our constitutional right is producing invincibly incommunicado government officials.

Mike Garrity (2021-07-12). Conservation Groups Continue To Fight Bull Trout "Extinction" Plan. counterpunch.org It's well known and scientifically documented that bull trout, Montana's largest native salmonid, require clean, cold, and connected rivers and streams to survive. That's why, in the midst of a record-breaking hot and dry summer, Alliance for the Wild Rockies, Friends of the Wild Swan, and Save the Bull Trout are challenging the U.S. Fish

Richard Spotts (2021-07-12). An Open Letter to Interior Secretary Haaland: Cliven Bundy's Chronic Trespass Grazing Must End and How to Do It. counterpunch.org Dear Secretary Haaland and other DOI officials: Cliven Bundy's more than a quarter century of blatant and destructive trespass livestock grazing on federal lands must come to an end. Enough is enough. Since about 1995, this illegal grazing has continued up to the present in the Bureau of Land Management's (BLM) Gold Butte National Monument,

WSWS (2021-07-12). This week in history: July 12-18. wsws.org 25 years ago: On July 17, 1996, Trans World Airlines Flight 800 exploded and crashed into the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Long Island, killing all 230 passengers and crew on board. It was the third-deadliest airplane accident in the history of the United States.

WSWS (2021-07-12). Auto parts maker Faurecia defied instructions from firefighters to evacuate its Saline, Michigan plant during fire. wsws.org Faurecia workers allege that the company moved workers throughout the plant during a fire on June 28 in a bid to conceal the fact that people were still inside.

WSWS (2021-07-12). CDC's lifting of mask recommendations in US schools threatens massive surge of infections. wsws.org The guideline changes, which have been universally hailed by the corporate media, the entire political establishment and the teachers unions, amount to the reckless endangerment of millions of children, their teachers, parents and the broader population.

WSWS (2021-07-12). G20 pushes ahead on global tax deal. wsws.org Even if the deal is implemented, it will not bring a major boost in tax revenue, as experience has shown that the major corporations are certain to devise new avoidance mechanisms.

WSWS (2021-07-12). This week in history: July 12-18. wsws.org

WSWS (2021-07-12). Fiji faces unprecedented COVID-19 disaster. wsws.org Despite an accelerating health and social crisis disaster, the government is keeping businesses open while stepping up authoritarian measures against the population.

WSWS (2021-07-12). Class war at Volvo and the fight for rank-and-file committees. wsws.org Volvo management has announced that it is unilaterally imposing a contract that workers rejected, while the UAW is providing cover for the company in its strikebreaking operation.

WSWS (2021-07-12). Online meeting: The Wellington bus drivers dispute and the case for rank-and-file committees. wsws.org Attend the Socialist Equality Group's online forum on July 17 to discuss the NZ Bus drivers' dispute, and the need to build rank-and-file committees to fight the attacks on jobs, wages and conditions throughout New Zealand and internationally.

WSWS (2021-07-12). Democrats plan increased policing and incarceration in response to lethal violence in Chicago. wsws.org Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot joined a group of mayors appealing to the Biden administration to create a "strike force" of local and federal law enforcement agencies.

WSWS (2021-07-12). Workers call for joint action to fight Volvo Trucks strikebreaking and UAW surrender. wsws.org Striking workers in Dublin, Virginia are outraged and are mobilizing against the company's announcement that it will unilaterally impose a labor agreement just rejected by workers.

WSWS (2021-07-12). Australian state government pushing for school reopening despite Sydney COVID crisis. wsws.org The government has temporarily shifted to online learning over fears of triggering further opposition among teachers and school staff.

WSWS (2021-07-12). Military threatens Congress over COVID inquiry as Bolsonaro says Brazil "may not have" elections. wsws.org Fraudulently promoted for decades as guardians of democracy, the Brazilian military now claims the right to overrule the elected government.

WSWS (2021-07-12). Utah woman charged with "hate crime" for allegedly stomping on, throwing away pro-police sign. wsws.org In an affidavit seen by the Salt Lake Tribune, a Garfield County cop justified the outrageous charge by claiming that the 19-year-old threw the sign away in a "smirking … intimidating manner."

WSWS (2021-07-12). UK: Labour-run Slough council declares bankruptcy after failed commercial deals. wsws.org Labour-run councils did nothing to oppose Conservative government cuts, becoming instead the most enthusiastic in establishing close ties with big business.

WSWS (2021-07-12). Alice Neel: People Come First—A major retrospective of the American painter. wsws.org Nearly four decades after her death, American painter Alice Neel (1900-1984) has received the major museum retrospective that she has long deserved.

WSWS (2021-07-12). The Delta variant has been detected in 104 countries in new surge of the pandemic. wsws.org The world is experiencing a sharp rise in new infections across almost every region of the globe as capitalist governments enforce reopening and fuel community spread.

WSWS (2021-07-12). UK health secretary Javid says NHS waiting lists could double within months to 13 million. wsws.org The backlog is being utilised by the Conservative government to ensure that vaccinated health workers stay in work, no matter the threat to their health.

WSWS (2021-07-12). McLaren Macomb Hospital nurses vote overwhelmingly for strike action. wsws.org Nurses at the hospital in Mount Clemens, Michigan voted by 90 percent for strike action against McLaren Health Care, a non-profit health care provider in suburban Detroit that pays its top executives millions of dollars in salaries and benefits.

WSWS (2021-07-12). Statement of Volvo workers: Vote NO to corporate threats on Wednesday! wsws.org The Volvo Workers Rank-and-File Committee is calling for an overwhelming rejection of the contract Wednesday and the mobilization of workers at Mack Trucks and in the auto plants to stop any scab operations by Volvo.

WSWS (2021-07-12). Sozialistische Gleichheitspartei admitted to Germany's federal elections. wsws.org The Federal Election Committee upheld the party status of the Sozialistische Gleichheitspartei (Socialist Equality Party, SGP), enabling it to participate in September's federal election. However, in an attack on democratic rights, it withheld party status to almost half the organisations that applied.

WSWS (2021-07-12). New York City teachers, health care workers boycott Mayor de Blasio's phony "Hometown Heroes" parade as COVID-19 cases grow again. wsws.org Most essential workers, including health care workers, teachers and transit workers, recognized the parade as a cynical ploy and treated it with the contempt it deserved.

teleSUR (2021-07-12). Russia, Nicaragua, Bolivia Reject Destabilization in Cuba. telesurenglish.net On Monday, Russia's Foreign Affairs Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova announced that her country rejects attempts to destabilize the government of President Miguel Diaz-Canel in Cuba. | RELATED: | She qualified as "unacceptable the external interference in the internal affairs of a sovereign state… and any other destructive action that foments the destabilization of the situation on the island". | The diplomat also expressed…

teleSUR (2021-07-12). Cuba Is Alert to Destabilization Attempts, Diaz-Canel Says. telesurenglish.net On Monday, Cuba's President Miguel Diaz-Canel addressed the nation to analyze the actions of those trying to destabilize the Revolution by taking advantage of the crisis prompted by the U.S. blockade and the new COVID-19 wave. | RELATED: | Accompanied by his cabinet, the President reviewed the country's current epidemiological and economic situation, which the international campaign against the Revolution does not usually menti…

teleSUR (2021-07-12). Ecuador: Farmers Begin Massive Strike Against President Lasso. telesurenglish.net On Monday, 8,000 Ecuadorian banana, rice, and sugarcane producers began an indefinite national strike because of the disrespect to the minimum support price and other President Guillermo Lasso's government non-compliances in agricultural matters. | RELATED: | Since coming to power in May, Lasso has ignored the agreements signed on the minimum support prices for agricultural products and the cost control of the inputs…

teleSUR (2021-07-12). Macron Announces New COVID Restrictions. telesurenglish.net A record number of French people sought to book appointments for Covid-19 vaccinations on Monday night after President Emmanuel Macron announced a slew of measures designed to push sceptics to get themselves jabbed. | In an address to the nation, Macron announced that from next month anyone wanting to go out to eat or drink, take a long-distance train or visit a shopping centre will need to show either proof of vaccination or a negative test. | The so-called "health pass" will also be needed to attend a festival, a theatre show or a cinema screening as part of the government's strategy to tackle the surging nu…

teleSUR (2021-07-12). Latin America Rejects US Destabilization Attempts in Cuba. telesurenglish.net On Sunday, Latin America's social organizations, political figures, and intellectuals expressed their support for the Cuban people and government in response to the U.S.-backed destabilizing protests on the Island. | RELATED: | "We urge unity in defense of the Revolution. Cuba is dignity", Colombia's Commons Party president Rodrigo Londoño said, stressing that his organization defends the sovereignty of the Cuban people and th…

teleSUR (2021-07-12). Mexico Rejects Foreign Intervention in Cuban Incidents. telesurenglish.net Mexico's President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador (AMLO) rejected the intervention of international powers and mainstream media in the protests in Cuba on Sunday. | RELATED: | "I want to express my solidarity with the Cuban people. I believe that a solution must be sought through dialogue, without the use of force, without confrontation, without violence. It must be the Cubans who decide because Cuba is a free, independent, a…

teleSUR (2021-07-12). 'A New Condor Plan Is Underway in Latin America', Morales Warns. telesurenglish.net Bolivia's ex-President Evo Morales warned about the implementation of the new Operation Condor in Latin America. He pointed out this possibility given the growing evidence of the participation of Ecuador's ex-President Lenin Moreno and Argentina's ex-President Mauricio Macri in the 2019 coup against him. | RELATED: | These far-right politicians supplied Jeanine Añez's Interim government with weaponry to repress the pro-democracy protests i…

Editor (2021-07-12). 10 new albums that resist racists and fascists. mronline.org Here's a look back at June's political news and the best new music that related to it. | July 12, 2021 | Art…

Editor (2021-07-12). The war on woke: how socialists should respond to the culture wars. mronline.org The Tories are trying to further divide the working class by fuelling culture wars, socialists must fight back on our own terms, argues John Westmoreland | July 12, 2021 | Newswire…

Editor (2021-07-12). I've been a critical race theorist for 30 years. Our opponents are just proving our point for us. mronline.org Seemingly overnight, my obscure legal specialty became a national lightning rod. What would CRT say about that? | July 12, 2021 | Newswire…

Janine Jackson (2021-07-12). 'That's lethal, communities completely exposed to this kind of heat'. mronline.org CounterSpin interview with Vivek Shandas on climate impacts | July 12, 2021 | Interview…

Editor (2021-07-12). 'Hard Day's Work for the Poleeseman'. mronline.org Hard Day's Work for the Poleesman by K Michael Williams | July 12, 2021 | Newswire…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-07-12). Interests Behind the Request for "Humanitarian Intervention" in Cuba. libya360.wordpress.com Misión Verdad Rally in Miami in support of the protests in Cuba calling for "humanitarian intervention" by the United States (Photo: Eva Marie Uzcátegui / AFP) For months now, new efforts for "regime change" have been stirring the coals in Cuba under the cover of the San Isidro Movement, a group of artists from the…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-07-12). Cuba Possesses the Most Precious Asset: Revolutionary Conscience. libya360.wordpress.com Jorge Capelan For those who say that in Cuba: "…they have nothing. It can neither import nor export anything. Production is low due to lack of inputs and machinery and they cannot buy spare parts, people are hungry and tired…" We tell them: Don't believe it, there are reserves…. What is happening today is nothing…

Medea Benjamin, Nicolas J. S. Davies (2021-07-12). America's Afghan war is over, so what about Iraq—and Iran? nationofchange.org Let's hope Biden has learned another history lesson: That the United States should stop invading and attacking other countries.

Staff (2021-07-12). President Maduro: More than 20 Colombian Paramilitaries Trained Cota 905 Gangs. orinocotribune.com The President of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, announced this Sunday, July 11, that during the operation Gran Cacique Indio Guaicaipuro in Caracas, Colombian military weapons were seized. He also announced that at least 20 paramilitaries from Colombia were at Cota 905 alongside the criminal gangs, "linked to the criminal structures operating on Cota 905." | Similarly, Maduro denounced Leopoldo López for his involvement, from Madrid, Spain, in funding the gangs and their terrorist activities in Venezuela. "They are an incurable network of violence, hatred, and terrorism," said Maduro. "They receive all their support…

Robert S. Becker (2021-07-12). The existential threat from the non-stop barrage of right-wing sedition. nationofchange.org Long term democratic states are, by any known measure, the great exceptions, not the historic rule.

Newsclick (2021-07-12). Richard Lewontin: The pioneering evolutionary biologist. peoplesdispatch.org Widely considered as one of the most brilliant geneticists of the modern era, Richard Lewontin, died on July 4 at his home in Cambridge. In this episode of Talking Science, Newsclick editor-in-chief Prabir Purkayastha talks to immunologist Satyajit Rath about the life of Lewontin and his key scientific discoveries.

Fight Back (2021-07-12). Cook County workers continue strike and stand strong. fightbacknews.org Chicago, IL – Cook County workers in are standing strong after 17 days on strike. The strike by members of SEIU Local 73 took a bitter turn four days after workers walked off the job, when Cook County President Toni Preckwinkle offered three other unions contracts with the wages demanded by SEIU and refused in bargaining to offer SEIU similar terms. | This strike comes after a long and difficult period for many of the county workers who have seen setback after setback from Democrat politicians – who in many cases have run for office using language about opposing racism and representing the people. Before this str…

Dean Baker (2021-07-12). News for Washington Post: People Don't See Economic Growth, they Read About it in the News. cepr.net The Washington Post gave readers the dire warning that the rapid growth this year, and projected growth for next year, is likely to lead to slower growth in 2023. It then tells readers: "But there's a catch. Americans don't typically look at the level of GDP. They look at the change; they compare things to …

The Associated Press (2021-07-12). Police Patrol Havana in Large Numbers After Demonstrations. latinorebels.com HAVANA (AP) — Large contingents of Cuban police patrolled the capital of Havana on Monday following protests around the island nation against food shortages and high prices amid the coronavirus crisis. Cuba's president said the demonstrations were stirred up on social media by Cuban-Americans in the United States.

Rick Sterling (2021-07-12). Weaponizing "Humanitarian Aid" to Syria: Deceitful Cover for U.S. Support of Al Qaeda and Excuse to Violate Syrian Sovereignty and UN Charter. covertactionmagazine.com On Friday July 9 the UN Security Council unanimously agreed to a conditional one-year extension of the Turkey/Syria border crossing at Bab al Hawa. As part of the agreement, the UN Secretary General needs to report regularly on what is happening with the aid going into the Al Qaeda dominated zone. Evidently Russia and China thought …

Rick Rozoff (2021-07-12). U.S. deploys F-16s to Bulgaria for yet another Black Sea exercise. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com U.S. deploys F-16s to Bulgaria for yet another Black Sea exercise Eight U.S. F-16 multirole combat aircraft arrived at the Graf Ignatievo Air Base in Bulgaria on July 9 for this year's iteration of the Thracian Star military exercise. The joint American-Bulgarian air force exercise is being conducted to, according to U.S. Air Forces in …

Nikola Mikovic (2021-07-12). Waiting for US withdrawal, is Russia eyeing Iraq's oil? juancole.com Belgrade (Special to Informed Comment) — When the George W. Bush administration launched the invasion of Iraq in 2003, many believed the campaign's main goal was to gain control of the country's oil. Almost two decades later, most U.S. oil corporations have exited Iraq and the last major, ExxonMobil, appears to be on the way …

Peoples Dispatch (2021-07-12). Around the World in 8 Minutes: Swaziland rises in rage against absolute monarch. peoplesdispatch.org The Political Parties Assembly (PPA), a coalition of five political parties, last week announced that it had documented the names and addresses of at least 43 protesters killed in the crackdown on the pro-democracy protests…

Eleanor J. Bader (2021-07-12). How a Prison Program Is Encouraging Lifelong Learning. progressive.org The Last Mile trains incarcerated folks to become web developers and coders, so they are better equipped to leave prison and enter the workforce.

Rishika Pardikar (2021-07-12). 'Neither Asian Nor Clean': Civil Society Demands Asian Development Bank Take Action to Address Climate Change and Debt. towardfreedom.org Many civil society organizations from across central, southern and southeast Asia that attended a recent meeting on clean energy said the Asian Development Bank has been attempting to push its draft energy policy without input from groups on the ground.

Staff (2021-07-12). Ministro cubano de Relaciones Exteriores rechaza palabras del presidente Joe Biden. cubadebate.cu Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla, ministro cubano de Relaciones Exteriores, repudió este lunes las palabras de Joe Biden, presidente de Estados Unidos, relacionadas con los disturbios ocurridos este domingo en Cuba. Haría bien el presidente norteamericano en escuchar al pueblo de Cuba en su llamado al cese del bloqueo, manifestó el canciller.

Andrew Emett (2021-07-12). Baltimore cop arrested after police discover stepson's body inside wall. nationofchange.org Police officials have confirmed that Banks has been suspended without pay.

Lilah Burke (2021-07-12). Study: Financial markets ignore environmental damage. nationofchange.org Credit-rating agencies say they can discipline companies that behave badly, and they have in some cases, but research reveals negligible progress.

Emilio Leanza (2021-07-12). How the U.S. Used Comics as Propaganda Abroad. progressive.org During World War II and the Cold War, comics became a tool for spreading a vision of an American-led future.

Tom Engelhardt (2021-07-12). Tomgram: Rebecca Gordon, Teetering on the Existential Edge. warisacrime.org This article originally appeared at TomDispatch.com. To receive TomDispatch in your inbox three times a week, click here. On an unnaturally hot late June day in the Northeast, my eight-year-old grandson was walking back to a broiling car to continue a long trip. It was in the mid-nineties and he and his three-year-old sister were complaining …

ecns.cn (2021-07-12). Xinjiang officials, teachers debunk claims of 'forced boarding' of students. ecns.cn Officials and teachers in northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region have debunked claims of "forced boarding" of ethnic minority students by sharing their stories and views on local education.

Raphael Tsavkko Garcia (2021-07-12). OPINION: Bolsonaro's Authoritarian Drive Seems Unstoppable. latinorebels.com Authoritarian leaders tend to seek to hold on to power by any means they deem necessary—whether through censorship, media control, or coups. Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro is one of those leaders.

Dean Baker (2021-07-12). New York Times Goes to Looney Tunes Land On the Fed. cepr.net The New York Times had a bizarre piece by Karen Petrou attacking the Fed for its low interest rate policy. The column title tells the story, "Only the Rich Could Love This Economic Recovery." This is bizarre, because people who read the news section of the NYT would know that workers have more bargaining power …

Peoples Dispatch (2021-07-12). Campaign calls for early release of Khalida Jarrar following death of her daughter. peoplesdispatch.org Human rights organizations have launched a global campaign asking Israel to release Khalida Jarrar from prison following the death of her daughter Suha…

Kelly Kunzl (2021-07-12). Beita forces settlers to evacuate … for now. electronicintifada.net Deal viewed as delaying tactic by locals.

Moderator (2021-07-12). Hedges: Bless the Traitors. scheerpost.com By Chris Hedges / Original to ScheerPost Daniel Hale, an active-duty Air Force intelligence analyst, stood in the Occupy encampment in Zuccotti Park in October 2011 in his military uniform. He held up a sign that read "Free Bradley Manning," who had not yet announced her transition. It was a singular act of conscience few in uniform had the strength to replicate. He had taken a week off from his… |

New Frame (2021-07-12). Durban food riots turn the wheel of history. peoplesdispatch.org South Africa's social crisis has erupted as the people Cyril Ramaphosa and Jacob Zuma deem expendable, those who bear the brunt of the past and of the social costs of Covid-19, appropriate the bread of life.

sputniknews (2021-07-12). Chinese Military Says US Warship Illegally Entered Waters Near Parcel Islands in South China Sea. sputniknews.com Earlier, Secretary of State Antony Blinken said that the United States urges China to cease its "provocative behaviour" and to respect international law when it comes to the South China Sea issue.

sputniknews (2021-07-12). From Festive Italian Boobs to English Hooligans Going Mad: Fans Meet Results of Euro 2020 Final. sputniknews.com The Italian national team made history on Sunday night with a narrow win against England 3: 2 on penalties. As the match ended, Italian fans across the world went into a celebratory frenzy.

Dr. Binoy Kampmark (2021-07-12). Sydney Mockdown: The Delta Variant Strikes. asia-pacificresearch.com

Dr. Joseph Mercola (2021-07-12). The Deadly Censorship of Ivermectin. globalresearch.ca

James Bovard (2021-07-12). Sham Surveillance Safeguards Vs. Tucker Carlson. globalresearch.ca

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-07-12). Cuba Calls for Defense of the Revolution and An End to the Blockade. libya360.wordpress.com Peoples Dispatch The Cuban people took to the streets to defend the revolution following opposition protests. Photo: Ricardo López Hevia/Granma In the face of an ongoing destabilization attempt against Cuba, numerous political and social leaders and organizations have expressed their solidarity with the Cuban government and Cuban Revolution Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel, on July 11,…

Binoy Kampmark (2021-07-12). Protecting Eden: Pornography and Age Verification Down Under. counterpunch.org Sex on the screen and on the page has often incurred the wrath of Australian censors. Over the years, the opaquely functioning Office of Film and Literature Classification has been guarding Australians like the children of Eden, fearful that their sensibilities might be corrupted. But Australian politicians and various advocacy groups have broadened their interest

Joan Walsh (2021-07-12). Yes, Tomorrow Will Be Worse—Because of Journalism Like This. thenation.com Yes, Tomorrow Will Be Worse—Because of Journalism Like This…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-12). 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 (2021-07-12). 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 (2021-07-12). 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 (2021-07-12). 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 (2021-07-12). 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 (2021-07-12). 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 (2021-07-12). 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 (2021-07-12). 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 (2021-07-12). 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 (2021-07-12). 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 (2021-07-12). 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 (2021-07-12). 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 (2021-07-12). 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 (2021-07-12). 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 (2021-07-12). 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 (2021-07-12). 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 (2021-07-12). 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 (2021-07-12). 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 (2021-07-12). 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…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-12). 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….

CJ Polychroniou (2021-07-12). The Differences Between Fascism and Trump(ism. zcomm.org Trump's policies were brutally neoliberal, racist, nativist, authoritarian, narcissistic — but fascist?>

Noam Chomsky (2021-07-12). Living in a world of total illusion and fantasy. zcomm.org We have to dedicate ourselves with energy and commitment to using the opportunities that we have. Then, there is a chance that we will survive…

Tina Landis (2021-07-12). Inaction from government as climate unravels coast to coast. zcomm.org With the wealth and resources that exist in the U.S., so much could be done to address all the symptoms of climate change and to stem the crisis, while building a better world for all.

Julie Hollar (2021-07-12). How Not to Cover Critical Race Theory. zcomm.org "When we start dictating what can be taught, what can be said, and what is unsayable, we are well, well down the road towards an authoritarian regime."

Ramzy Baroud (2021-07-12). Kneeling against Racism. zcomm.org Solidarity in EURO 2020 Should Not be 'Controversial'

Juan Cole (2021-07-12). As CPAC Tinfoil Hat Crowd Decries Vaccines, Delta Variant 'Velociraptor' Menaces US. zcomm.org The Delta variant of SARS-CoV-II is to the original vanilla COVID-19 strain as velociraptors were to gentle plant-eating sauropods. And it is coming for America.

Thomas Klikauer (2021-07-12). Covid-19 and The Gender Gap in Germany. zcomm.org In most cases, women took over the largest share of additional childcare needs which came in the wake of widespread school closures…

Staff (2021-07-12). AOC: U.S. Must Mass Produce COVID-19 Vaccine for World, or Pandemic Could Drag On for Generations. democracynow.org As the COVID-19 pandemic drags on, less than 0.1% of vaccine doses have been administered in low-income countries, according to data available at the end of March, with more than 86% of shots being administered in high- and upper-middle-income countries. "We are not protecting ourselves from the virus, and we frankly are setting up the virus and COVID for being around for generations," says New York Congressmember Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. She calls on the United States to use tools like the Defense Production Act to mobilize mass production of vaccines to export for free around the world.

Staff (2021-07-12). Rep. Ocasio-Cortez: Progressives May Sink Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill Without Reconciliation Deal. democracynow.org As lawmakers return to Washington, D.C., following a two-week recess, we speak with Democratic Congressmember Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez about efforts to pass major infrastructure funding that could address child care, climate change, education and poverty. President Joe Biden has already struck a $1 trillion infrastructure agreement with a centrist group of lawmakers concentrated on roads, bridges and highways, but a fight is brewing over a larger package that Democrats want to pass in the Senate using the budget reconciliation process, which can pass with just 50 votes and avoid a filibuster. "The Progressive Cau…

Eric Nepomuceno (2021-07-12). Brasil: Crisis institucional y militar. globalizacion.ca Luego de catorce días en riguroso silencio, finalmente el ultraderechista presidente brasileño Jair Bolsonaro mencionó el pasado sábado la denuncia que el diputado Luiz Miranda hizo en la Comisión de Investigación del Senado sobre la conducción del gobierno en la…

Hedelberto López Blanch (2021-07-12). Estados Unidos ya no puede detener a China. globalizacion.ca Washington esta buscando por todos los medios debilitar a la República Popular China que con un constante e indetenible crecimiento amenaza convertirse en pocos años en la primera economía mundial. La hegemonía imperial estadounidense ha perdido en los últimos tiempos…

Javier Suazo (2021-07-12). Honduras: Golpe de Estado y última cruzada. globalizacion.ca El 28 de junio de 2021 se cumplieron doce (12) años del golpe de Estado contra Manuel Zelaya Rosales (2006-2009) en Honduras, un presidente electo democráticamente por el voto mayoritario del pueblo. Un argumento de los golpistas, en especial empresarios,…

Adán Chávez Frías (2021-07-12). Venezuela — Independencia y Patria Socialista. globalizacion.ca I | Al iniciar el mes de julio de esta era bicentenaria, las venezolanas y los venezolanos seguimos en batalla por la Patria, en defensa de su dignidad, soberanía e independencia; una independencia de cuya declaración conmemoramos un nuevo aniversario el…

Dr. C. Stephen Frost (2021-07-12). La responsabilidad de los médicos: Advertir a la opinión pública sobre la criminalidad del Estado y su encubrimiento. globalizacion.ca En mi opinión, como médico experimentado, nunca hubo (y todavía no hay) ninguna justificación médica para las medidas extremas tomadas en todo el mundo en nombre de un solo coronavirus sin complicaciones (que nunca fue nuevo como se afirma). | La…

Juan Guahán (2021-07-12). Argentina: Las desigualdades, vacunas lentas y déficits sanitarios se pagan. globalizacion.ca Tanta desigualdad, problemas de vacunación y déficits sanitarios no salen gratis, los están pagando los argentinos en vidas humanas. Los datos son concluyentes, las cifras del Covid que exhiben Argentina y los países de Nuestra América son malos, en algunos…

William Craig Cohen (2021-07-12). The Weekly Round-Up: Proposed migrant legislation and reviews for convicted victims of coercive control. ukhumanrightsblog.com In the news: On Thursday, the Crown Prosecution Service announced that they would no longer prosecute migrants uninvolved in any criminal activity other than illegal entry to the UK. The development, supported by the notion that these cases can be better dealt with by administrative deportation than by prison overcrowding, is being widely reported as …

Javier Sierra (2021-07-12). Para los Latinos, las llamas arden con más intensidad. peoplesworld.org Las advertencias de la Pachamama, la Madre Tierra, de que estamos abusando del único planeta habitable que conocemos crecen en intensidad. El Noroeste de Estados Unidos y el Suroeste de Canadá han sufrido las peores olas de calor de su historia, con pasmosos récords de temperatura. Quillayute, WA, por ejemplo, alcanzó los 110 grados, 45 …

Staff (2021-07-12). Policía Federal abre investigación contra Bolsonaro por compra irregular de vacunas. cubadebate.cu En medio de la crisis sanitaria que se vive en Brasil, la Policía Federal inició una investigación formal ante los actos de omisión del presidente Jair Bolsonaro frente a una compra irregular de la vacuna antiCOVID de India, Covaxin. La acción tiene el objetivo de identificar en 90 días cómo se desarrolló el proceso de compra de unas 20 millones de dosis.

Staff (2021-07-12). Cubanos pactan tablas en comienzo de Copa Mundial de Ajedrez. cubadebate.cu Tres de los cuatros exponentes cubanos que participaron este lunes en el comienzo de la Copa Mundial de Ajedrez pactaron tablas en una competencia considerada la más fuerte de su tipo en la historia. Carlos Daniel Albornoz y Yasser Quesada firmaron el armisticio por los hombres, mientras Lisandra Ordaz lo hizo en el caso de las mujeres.

Staff (2021-07-12). Investigación confirma la perversa operación de redes sociales contra Cuba lanzada desde el exterior. cubadebate.cu El reconocido analista español Julián Macías Tovar ha desmenuzado la intensa campaña articulada en redes sociales digitales contra la Revolución cubana en los últimos días. La misma fue lanzada desde el exterior y ha tenido como referente al argentino Agustín Antonelli, un operador política de la derecha que ha participado en varias operaciones contra los procesos de izquierda en América Latina.

Staff (2021-07-12). Gobierno argentino denuncia a Macri por envío de armas a Bolivia. cubadebate.cu El Gobierno de Argentina denunció al expresidente argentino Mauricio Macri por el presunto envío de material bélico a Bolivia, en el marco de la represión previa al golpe de Estado contra Evo Morales. La presentación lleva la firma de la ministra de Seguridad, la Administradora Federal de Ingresos Públicos y el ministro de Justicia y Derechos Humanos.

Anonymous007 (2021-07-12). Cubans Take To The Streets In Anti-Government Protests Not Seen In Decades. southfront.org On July 11th, thousands went to Cuba's streets to protest against the government and call for the first-ever civilian President Miguel Diaz-Canel to step down. | The protests erupted amid Cuba's worst economic crisis since the fall of the Soviet Union and a record surge in coronavirus infections, with people voicing anger over shortages of basic goods, curbs on civil liberties and the authorities' handling of the pandemic. | Thousands took to the streets in various parts of Havana including the historic centre, their shouts of "Diaz-Canel step down" drowning out groups of government supporters waving the Cuban…

Anonymous007 (2021-07-12). U.S. Death Rate Goes Up During COVID-19 Pandemic, But Due To Racially-Motivated Murder. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | The American Center for Disease Control and Prevention has released mortality statistics for 2020. The number of deaths in the context of the pandemic increased by 15% compared to 2019. | But not all of them died from coronavirus: for example, the number of murders in a year jumped by as much as 29%. | The age-adjusted death rate increased by 15.9% in 2020. Overall death rates were highest among non-Hispanic Black persons and non-Hispanic American Indian or Alaska Native persons. COVID-19 was th…

Anonymous103 (2021-07-12). NATO Adventures In Black Sea Continue: Breeze-21 Exercises Launched In Bulgaria. southfront.org Russian soldiers guard a pier where two Ukrainian naval ships are moored, in Sevastopol, Ukraine, on Wednesday, March 5, 2014. Ukraine's new prime minister said Wednesday that embattled Crimea must remain part of Ukraine, but may be granted more local powers. Since last weekend, Russian troops have taken control of much of the peninsula in the Black Sea, where Russian speakers are in the majority. (AP Photo/Andrew Lubimov) | The joint NATO exercises in the Ukrainian waters of the Black Sea ended on July 10, bu…

Anonymous103 (2021-07-12). Escalation In Afghanistan Is Likely Nearing Its Final Stage (Videos, 18+). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | More shocking footage from Afghanistan is published online. The situation remains tense in the country, where the Taliban movement has captured a number of strategic border regions and continues its offensive in different provinces, capturing not only civilian settlements, but also more military bases full of weapons that were abandoned by Afghan government troops. | For example, a video showing Taliban militants shooting down an Afghan army checkpoint using thermal imagers…

Anonymous103 (2021-07-12). 10 Military Workouts to Keep Soldiers Fit and Strong. southfront.org SPONSORED: | Illustrative imageThese 10 military workouts can help soldiers stay strong and ready to perform at optimum levels whenever needed! | There's no denying that exercise is an essential part of a healthy lifestyle. | And when you're a soldier or even just a cadet in training, staying fit and healthy is not just a choice — it's a necessity. To keep everyone's safety, you must be someone your unit can trust and depend on. | Below, we've listed 10 of the best military workouts that can…

Anonymous007 (2021-07-12). Military Situation In Afghanistan On July 12, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On July 11, Taliban captured Garmsir district in Helmand province | On July 11, Taliban reportedly destroyed two helicopters in Kunduz Airport as a result of an infiltration operation | On July 12, clashes between the Taliban and Afghan Army continued in west of Kandahar city | 271 Taliban militants were killed and 162 were wounded as a result of Afghan Army operations in Nangarhar, Maidan Wardak, Khost, Kandahar, Farah, Herat, Badghis, Sar-e Pol, Jowzjan, Nimruz,…

Anonymous007 (2021-07-12). Military Situation In Syria On July 12, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On July 12, Russia reported that Idlib militants violated the ceasefire regime in Greater Idlib 36 times: 17 — in Idlib province, 10 — in Latakia province, 6 — in Hama province, 3 — in Aleppo province | On July 12, SAA artillery shelled positions of Turkish-backed forces in Qastun area | On July 11, SAA artillery shelled positions of Turkish-backed forces in Mar'ian area | On July 11, the US base at Conoco gas field was targeted by two separate rock…

Anonymous007 (2021-07-12). Emir And His Family Abducted In Nigeria's Kaduna, As Kidnappers Upgrade From Taking Children. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On July 11th, unidentified gunmen kidnapped an emir and 10 members of his family in northwest Nigeria's Kaduna state, police said. | Police and members of Nigeria's army are currently engaged in a search and rescue mission in a forest close to where the Chief of Kajuru, 83-year-old Alhaji Alhassan Adamu, was kidnapped. | Adamu's abduction marked the first time such a high-profile victim had been kidnapped in the state. | In a statement, Kaduna State Police Command said the…

Anonymous007 (2021-07-12). Military Situation In Yemen On July 12, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | The Liaison and Coordination Officers' Operations Room (loyal to Ansar Allah) reported 114 ceasefire violations in al-Hudaydah during the past 24 hours | On July 11, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted 4 airstrikes on the Madghal area | On July 11, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted 3 airstrikes on the Raghwan area | On July 11, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted 3 airstrikes on the Zaher area | On July 11, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted 2 airstrikes on…

Anonymous103 (2021-07-12). In Video: Iran Sent Military Reinforcement To Secure Border Crossing Captured By Taliban. southfront.org Illustrative image | The Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) were spotted sending further military reinforcements, heavy artillery and military equipment to the border with Afghanistan, following the According to some reports, Iran has issued an ultimatum to the Taliban to evacuate the recently captured Islam Qala border area. |

Anonymous007 (2021-07-12). At Least 49 Dead In Clashes Between Terrorists And Security Forces In Niger. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On July 11th, approximately 100 heavily armed terrorists riding motorcycles attacked the Tchoma Bangou village in Niger. | The Ministry of Defense announced the attack in a statement read on public television that did not identify who it suspected was behind the latest deadly incident. | The "prompt and vigorous reaction" by the Defense and Security Forces (FDS), "made it possible to repel the attack and inflict heavy losses on the enemy", the ministry said, adding t…

Staff (2021-07-12). Venezuela: Cota 905 and the Role of Armed Groups in the Hybrid War. orinocotribune.com By Misión Verdad — Jun 10, 2021 | As these lines are being written, the Venezuelan State security forces are conducting a police operation with the objective of neutralizing the belligerent activities carried out by armed groups in three populous sectors of Caracas, in the El Valle-El Cementerio axis, Cota 905 and La Vega. | This is a strategic corridor that connects the southwest of Caracas with the exit towards Miranda state, via the Carretera Negra de Los Mangos, which connects with the Pan-American Highway, and which projects towards almost the entire west of the capital city. | The armed groups in quest…

Staff (2021-07-12). El objetivo contra Cuba es claro: Intervención militar. cubadebate.cu Mientras intentan construir hacia el mundo un relato de protestas pacíficas en Cuba "reprimidas violentamente" por el Gobierno, las fuerzas imperiales y sus mercenarios desatan profusamente un correlato de necesidad de intervención humanitaria para enfrentar la situación sanitaria. El objetivo final es lograr una intervención militar en la nación caribeña.

teleSUR, JL (2021-07-12). Denuncian masacre en Arauca, la número 51 en Colombia en el año. telesurtv.net "Las víctimas son los hermanos Juan Garcés y Raul Garcés, así como a sus sobrinos Joaquin Garcés y Angel Garcés", especifica el instituto en su informe.

Staff (2021-07-12). Latinoamérica también expresa su respaldo al pueblo y Gobierno cubanos. cubadebate.cu Colectivos, movimientos y organizaciones latinoamericanos expresaron desde este domingo y durante el lunes su respaldo al pueblo y Gobierno cubanos en respuesta a la campaña de desprestigio promovida por Estados Unidos contra la isla caribeña, tras los hechos de violencia que la víspera tuvieron lugar en varias poblaciones del país.

teleSUR, JL (2021-07-12). Pdte. de Cuba rechaza campañas de desprestigio. telesurtv.net "Quieren asfixiarnos para acabar con la Revolución, si quieren preocuparse por el pueblo abran el bloqueo", sentenció el presidente cubano.

Staff (2021-07-12). "Black Widow", mejor estreno en cines de EEUU durante la pandemia (+ Video). cubadebate.cu "Black Widow", la primera película de Marvel tras casi dos años de espera, recaudó durante su primer fin de semana 80 millones de dólares en los cines de EE.UU. y Canadá, convirtiéndose en el mejor estreno desde que comenzó la pandemia del coronavirus. Arrancó su recorrido comercial con una recaudación mundial de 215 millones de dólares.

Fight Back (2021-07-12). New Orleans: Protesters march through downpour to oppose trans sports ban. fightbacknews.org New Orleans, LA – On July 11, 50 protesters took to the streets to fight back against Louisiana's possible ban on transgender kids playing sports. Unexpected heavy rains drenched them soon after they started walking. | In the words of Toni Jones of Freedom Road Socialist Organization and Real Name Campaign NOLA: "We're not out here worrying about this rain, we're out here worrying about this bill!" | Senate Bill 156 threatens to prohibit trans kids from participating in school sports from kindergarten through college. The bill's language singles out trans girls. It opens the chance to schools' inspecting children…

Brenda Norrell (2021-07-12). 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.

Global Research News (2021-07-12). Selected Articles: Video: The COVID mRNA Vaccine Regulatory Mess: Suppression of Information, Hiding Deaths and Adverse Events. globalresearch.ca By As Weinstein rightly points out, if the WHO (or virtually every federal regulatory agency for that matter) has been captured and is being influenced by industry, in …

Pip Hinman (2021-07-12). NSW government must clean up St Peter's 'parklands'. greenleft.org.au The NSW government, not local government, must be forced to remediate a community park near the largest traffic interchange in the southern hemisphere, argues Pip Hinman.

Revolution Books (2021-07-12). Sunday 7/18: Book Sale for the Revolution Tour & Revolution Books. indybay.org Revolution Books, 2444 Durant Ave. Berkeley CA 94704…

Allan Fisher (2021-07-12). Saturday 7/10: Protest US financed oppression in Palestine/Israel. indybay.org Corner of Water and Ocean Streets, Santa Cruz…

New Debate, Elisa Gratias (2021-07-12). 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.

Olivia Engling (2021-07-12). Jubilee USA Statement on G20 Finance Ministers Meeting and Communiqué. indybay.org G20 finance ministers and central bank governors met in Venice, Italy, on COVID response, economic recovery, vaccines, debt relief and global tax agreements on July 9-10, 2021.

E (2021-07-12). 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.

Angela (2021-07-12). Saturday 7/17: Virtual screening of the documentary film "My Jaffa" indybay.org

Keeping Track (2021-07-12). 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…

Robert Norse & Judge Morrison C. England (2021-07-12). 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.

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