Daily Archives: July 15, 2021

2021-07-15: News Headlines

Ajamu Baraka (2021-07-15). Defend the Cuba Revolution and Struggle for More Socialism, Not Less! dissidentvoice.org Hundreds of thousands of unnecessary deaths, an economic crisis, broken supply chains, killer cops, mass incarceration, government surveillance, nuclear weapons, irrational anti-social mass shootings, normalized racism, homelessness, crumbling schools, depression, fear, suicides, and obscene disparities in incomes and wealth—all the features of a moribund, brutal, anti-human global colonial-capitalist system in the United States—and we are …

Manolo De Los Santos, Vijay Prashad (2021-07-15). The United States Tries to Take Advantage of the Price Cubans Are Paying for the Blockade and the Pandemic. towardfreedom.org If the U.S.-imposed blockade ended, many of the great challenges facing Cuba would lift.

Vijay Prashad (2021-07-15). A Senseless Cathedral of Doom. dissidentvoice.org In early June 2021, the United States military led a major military exercise on the African continent: the African Lion 21. Major General Andrew Rohling of the US Army's Southern European Task Force said it was the 'largest US military exercise ever conducted on this continent'. The African Lion military exercise, which was first held …

_____ (2021-07-15). US Takes Advantage Of The Price Cubans Are Paying For The Blockade. popularresistance.org Cuba, like every other country on the planet, is struggling with the impact of COVID-19. This small island of 11 million people has created five vaccine candidates and sent its medical workers through the Henry Reeve International Medical Brigade to heal people around the world. Meanwhile, the United States hardens a cruel and illegal blockade of the island, a medieval siege that has been in place for six decades. In April 2020, seven United Nations special rapporteurs wrote an open letter to the United States government about the blockade. "In the pandemic emergency," they wrote, "the lack of will of the US gove…

Editor2 (2021-07-15). Cuba Calls for Defense of the Revolution and an End to the Blockade. orinocotribune.com By Peoples Dispatch — Jul 12, 2021 | 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, condemned the destabilization actions promoted by sectors of the opposition to generate chaos in the country. The head of state also rejected the smear campaigns of corporate media as well as the intensification of the illegal economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed by the United States against the country amid the C…

Peter Bolton (2021-07-15). Washington's Weaponization of Protests in Cuba Takes its Regime Change Efforts to new Heights of Hypocrisy. orinocotribune.com By Peter Bolton — Jul 13, 2021 | On 11 July, Cuba saw thousands of demonstrators take to the streets in cities across the island. The protests are believed to have started in the Artemisa Province before spreading to neighboring Havana and further afield, including Cuba's second-largest city, Santiago de Cuba. Press reports largely claim that protesters are motivated by shortages and the government's handling of the coronavirus pandemic. | Needless to say, the US government, its minions in the corporate-owned media, and, of course, the representatives of the Cuban-American exile brigade have seized on the pr…

_____ (2021-07-15). Cruel US Blockade Causing Misery And Unrest In Cuba. popularresistance.org US officials and their corporate media mouthpieces were elated at the sight of protests in Cuba in recent days against deteriorating living conditions that are a direct result of the US blockade, which Trump increased and Biden has maintained during the pandemic to deliberately heighten suffering at a time when Cuba was sending doctors around the world to fight the disease. | As is often the case when an adversary country experiences protests of any kind, it was immediately weaponized to push for a regime change narrative against Cuba. There's so much to unpack, from the protest double standards, to the blatant e…

Rainer Shea (2021-07-15). Not Unifying Behind Socialist States Only Helps US Imperialism's Regime Change Efforts. orinocotribune.com By Rainer Shea — Jul 13, 2021 | The propagandists of imperialism know that in the age of social media, information and narratives are more relevant to geopolitics than they've ever been before. This is apparent from U.S. military documents from recent years like the 2017 Pentagon report which essentially condemns journalism by

Amiad Horowitz (2021-07-15). Florida 'Red Scare' escalates; students now required to disclose political beliefs. peoplesworld.org Earlier this week, People's World reported Florida Congressman Anthony Sabatini's call for the execution of Cuban leaders. This was followed by Miami Mayor Francis Suarez calling for air strikes on Cuba. Both unhinged calls to illegal violence were in response to the Cuban government's supposed political repression of dissidents. If Florida Republicans really value diversity …

teleSUR (2021-07-15). Puebla Group Reiterates Its Support for Cuba. telesurenglish.net On Wednesday, the Puebla Group ratified its support for the Cuban people and government in the face of the destabilizing actions promoted by the United States and the transnational media. | RELATED: | The Ibero-American leftist leaders are confident that President Miguel Diaz-Canel will resolve the difficult situation Cuba is going through, which is a direct consequence of U.S. economic harassment and the ravages of…

teleSUR (2021-07-15). Cuba Temporarily Frees Food, Toiletries, and Medicines Imports. telesurenglish.net On Wednesday, Prime Minister Manuel Marrero announced that Cubans who return to their country through airports will not be subject to limits on the non-commercial importation of medicines, food, and toiletries. This provision will be in effect until July 19. | RELATED: | To be exempt from duty payment, passengers must differentiate these products from the rest of personal luggage. While citizens can bring groceries, they must comply with the establ…

teleSUR (2021-07-15). Cubadebate Receives Cyber-Attack Mainly Originating in the US. telesurenglish.net The Cubadebate technical team detected and neutralized the attack, which basically generated "false accesses" in large quantities that cause the bandwidth and response capacity of the servers to be compromised. A total of 580,000 accesses were detected in approximately 30 minutes, which is more than the total number of accesses to our digital portal in one day. | RELATED: | Graph of attacker accesses per minute: | Main "normal" IP addre…

Steve Sweeney (2021-07-15). Miami Mayor calls for air strikes on Cuba. peoplesworld.org

Silvio Rodrigues (2021-07-15). Let Cuba Live! End the U.S. blockade Now! answercoalition.org This webinar aired live on Wednesday, July 14, 2021. | Trump added 243 new sanctions to tighten the 62-year long US economic blockade of Cuba. Imposed shortages of basic goods have created grave suffering throughout the island. Covid-19 too has severely damaged Cuba's tourism industry. The US wants to topple the Cuban revolution but supporters of the revolution are fighting back.

teleSUR, JL (2021-07-15). Abel Prieto: Hay una campaña mediática despiadada contra Cuba. telesurtv.net "Hablar de intervención humanitaria, es una intervención militar con pretextos humanitarios, hay muchos ejemplos", aseveró Prieto.

Manuel García, Jr. (2021-07-15). Freedom-Loving as Denial Of Truth and Freedom. counterpunch.org I have always been impressed by the fragility of White (a.k.a., Gringo) Supremacy. It is amazing to me that so many of these freedom-loving patriots (a.k.a., parasites) can be so incensed that the Cuban government is trying to contain and suppress the anti-government — really anti-austerity — protests going on now in Havana (and island-wide),

sputniknews (2021-07-15). Arrest Warrants Approved for Texas Democrats. sputniknews.com On this episode of Fault Lines, host Jamarl Thomas discusses a new sports segment with producer Cordell Woodland regarding the controversial words and apology of Stephen Smith, Jamarl also continued conversations around Cuba and Haiti, the current state of Afghanistan with the US removal, and the relations between Russia and Ukraine.

sputniknews (2021-07-15). Moscow: US Envisaging 'Colour Revolution' Scenario for Cuba. sputniknews.com Major protests erupted across Cuban cities on Sunday as thousands of the island nation's citizens took to the streets to demand free elections and the resolution of social issues. In response, government and Communist Party supporters held their own marches.

DLI (2021-07-15). USA regime fans anti-Cuba protests. indybay.org 2 weeks after thoroughly embarrassed by a UN vote(184-2!) on the illegal & immoral blockade on Cuba, the Evil Empire strikes back, by promoting and hyping street protests in Cuba. Trying to salvage "face" in the international community, Washington tries to channel global opinion away from its criminal culpability in the rising domestic tensions on the Caribbean island socialist government.

ANSWER Coalition Bay Area (2021-07-15). Sunday 7/25: San Francisco Caravan: End the U.S. Blockade of Cuba – U.S. Hands Off Cuba! indybay.org Gather at 1875 Marin Street, SF…

teleSUR, SH (2021-07-15). Grupo de Puebla reitera su respaldo al Gobierno y pueblo cubano. telesurtv.net Según la alianza progresista la situación social que atraviesa el país caribeño es una consecuencia de los estragos de la pandemia.

Staff (2021-07-15). Headlines for July 15, 2021. democracynow.org 1 Million Acres Burn in Western U.S. and Canada as Another Heat Wave Builds, Russia Deploys Military to Battle Siberian Wildfires Amid Record Heat, Global COVID-19 Cases Rise Again, Fueled by Surges in Southeast Asia and Africa, Anti-Vaccination Protesters March in France and Greece, U.S. Drug Overdose Deaths Rose by 30% in 2020 to Record High, Biden Selects Dr. Rahul Gupta, Who Oversaw West Virginia Response to Opioid Crisis, as "Drug Czar", Sen. Schumer Unveils Proposal to Decriminalize Marijuana at the Federal Level, Haitian Police Arrest More Suspects in Assassination of President Jovenel MoàØse, Cuba…

Tamara Pearson (2021-07-15). US concern for Cuba, Latin America is spin for intervention. greenleft.org.au The US government says it is going to help Central America fight corruption, combat the "root causes" of migration, and help free the Cuban people. But any help from the US comes with ulterior motives, writes Tamara Pearson.

_____ (2021-07-15). Destabilizing Cuba: Sanctions, Pandemic Hardship and Social Media Onslaught. strategic-culture.org Uncle Sam is not going to like Moscow and Beijing making inroads into his self-declared "backyard". But Uncle Sam has lost all moral authority to make serious objections. | A rash of public protests to hit Cuba was described by the White House as "spontaneous expressions of people exhausted with economic mismanagement and repression". President Joe Biden said the "United States stands with the people of Cuba as they bravely assert for their fundamental and universal rights." | The protests appear to have subsided as quickly as they erupted at the weekend. Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel has acknowledged there a…

Editor2 (2021-07-15). We Defend the Revolution, Above All Else. orinocotribune.com By Gladys Leydis Ramos López — Jul 12, 2021 | For 60 years the example of the Cuban Revolution has bothered the United States, stated First Secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba and President of the Republic, Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, yesterday, during a special message from the Palace of the Revolution explaining to the people the most recent provocation orchestrated by small groups of counterrevolutionaries. | The President began his remarks with a revolutionary greeting to the entire people, and said: "Unfortunately, we have been obliged to interrupt our Sunday, that all our families take to rest and…

Yanis Iqbal (2021-07-15). Imperialist Aggressions Against the Cuban Revolution. orinocotribune.com By Yanis Iqbal — Jul 13, 2021 | Since June 11, 2021,

Ray McGovern (2021-07-15). Assange to be 'Moved Around' Sine Die. globalresearch.ca

cynthia papermaster (2021-07-15). Friday 7/16: Speaker Pelosi: "Help Free Julian Assange!" indybay.org Federal Building/Pelosi's office, 90 7th Street, San Francisco…

Anya Parampil (2021-07-15). Julian Assange's father and brother travel to Washington to oppose US extradition. thegrayzone.com The Grayzone's Anya Parampil speaks with Julian Assange's brother and father, Gabriel and John Shipton, about their recent tour of the United States. They discuss his experience in prison as well as their reception by the US public. Anya also speaks with Dr. Cornel West about the importance of Assange's case.

Anya Parampil (2021-07-15). What's behind the assassination of Haiti's President Jovenel MoàØse? thegrayzone.com Red Lines host Anya Parampil speaks with Haitian activist and musician Chango Bastia about the assassination of President Jovenel MoàØse. Bastia shares how average Haitians have responded to the news, what questions they still have about what took place, and how they feel about US attempts to intervene in their nation. He also explains that Haiti's government is controlled by the United States and relies heavily on the deployment of armed gangs throughout the country's capital, Port-au-Prince, in order to …

teleSUR (2021-07-15). Police Arrest More Businessmen Involved in Moise Assassination. telesurenglish.net Haiti's National Police (PNH) director Leon Charles reported that two businessmen were arrested during investigations into the assassination of President Jovenel Moise. | RELATED: | On Wednesday, the Judicial Police Central Directorate (DCPJ) arrested Reynaldo Corvington. Upon searching the residence of this security businessmen, authorities found eight 12-millimeter rifles, an M1 carbine, an AR-15 rifle, and nine h…

Yves Engler (2021-07-15). Time to Stop Sending Canadian Troops to Haiti. globalresearch.ca

Dan Cohen (2021-07-15). Haiti: Suspected assassins trained by US, linked to pro-coup oligarchy. greenleft.org.au As the investigation into President Jovenel MoàØse's assassination unfolds, the United States 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, writes Dan Cohen.

The Socialist Program (2021-07-15). China's Foreign Policy Part 5, 1989-1995: Navigating to Global Economic Integration after Tiananmen. liberationnews.org In the aftermath of the 1989 Tiananmen Square protests, China found itself internationally isolated and subjected to harsh new economic sanctions. Then in 1992, Deng Xiaoping launches the "Southern Tour", culminating in the dramatic deepening of market reforms. This leads to a massive influx of foreign investment as China becomes deeply integrated into the global economy.

teleSUR (2021-07-15). Keiko Fujimori's Supporters Attack Two Peruvian Ministers. telesurenglish.net On Wednesday, Presidential candidate Keiko Fujimori's supporters attacked Peruvian Health Minister Oscar Ugarte and Housing Minister Solangel Fernandez during a demonstration against the results of the June 6 elections. | RELATED: | Members of the far-right organization called "The Resistance" beat and stoned the car in which the ministers were traveling to a COVID-19-related press conference. The National Police…

sputniknews (2021-07-15). US Concerned About Democracy Everywhere in the World…Except the US. sputniknews.com Voting Rights in Texas; Food riots in South Africa; Confederate Statues come down in Charlottesville, VA…

Declaration for American Demcracy, partner (2021-07-15). Saturday 7/17: Corte Madera: Good Trouble Vigil for Democracy & Voting Rights. indybay.org Corte Madera Town Park, 498 Tamalpais Dr., Corte Madera 94925…

Declaration for American Democracy & partners (2021-07-15). Saturday 7/17: Sacramento: Good Trouble Vigil for Democracy and Voting Rights. indybay.org California State Capitol, 1315 10th St, Sacramento, CA 95814 | Peaceful event. Follow all current COVID guidelines.

Declartion for American Demcracy, partners (2021-07-15). Saturday 7/17: Petaluma: Good Trouble Vigil for Democracy and Voting Rights. indybay.org Petaluma Fairgrounds Park & Ride, 100 Fairgrounds Dr., Petaluma 94952…

Declaration for American Democracy & partners (2021-07-15). Saturday 7/17: Oakland: Good Trouble Vigil for Democracy & Voting Rights. indybay.org Preservation Park at pavilion and fountain site, 1233 Preservation Park Way, Oakland 94612 | Peaceful event. Follow all current COVID guidelines.

Declaration for American Democracy & partners (2021-07-15). Saturday 7/17: Good Trouble Virtual Vigil for Democracy & Voting Rights. indybay.org Online call to action event…

Kenny Stancil (2021-07-15). 'One Speech… Isn't Enough'. zcomm.org Progressives Call on Biden to Get Tough on Voting Rights…

_____ (2021-07-15). 'Shame on Us,' Says Warnock, If Senate Dems Let Filibuster Kill Voting Rights. commondreams.org "As we deal with a devastating climate crisis caused by decades of unchecked corporate greed, we need to center our children and their future."

Staff (2021-07-15). Warnock: "Shame on Us" If We're More Committed to Filibuster Than Voting Rights. truthout.org Senator Raphael Warnock of Georgia applauded Texas Democrats on Wednesday for leaving their state in an effort to "Voting rights is not just a political issue, this is a moral i…

Staff (2021-07-15). Protest confronts Israeli apartheid cycling "ambassadors" at the Tour de France 2021. samidoun.net On Wednesday, 14 July, in Boussan, on the 17th stage of the Tour de France international cycling race, approximately 20 people from Collectif Palestine Vaincra — a member organization of the Samidoun Network — the Campaign BDS Toulouse, and the Friends of Le Monde Diplomatique rallied along the route of the race to denounce the participation of the "Israel Start-Up Nation" team, a cycling team designed to whitewash the image of Israeli apartheid internationally, serving as "ambassadors" of Zionist colonialism. Making themselves widely seen and heard by the participants and organizers, the demonstrators…

Mark Gruenberg (2021-07-15). Trumka praises inclusion of Pro Act fines in key money bill. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON—Hefty fines for corporate labor-law breaking, a top part of the Protect the Right to Organize (PRO) Act, have been inserted into the Senate Democrats' key money bill, a budget "reconciliation" measure which right-wing Senate Republicans can't filibuster. "Parts of the PRO Act are part of reconciliation," AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka told People's World at …

Ramzy Baroud (2021-07-15). Family Separation Law: Israel's Demographic War on Palestine Intensifies. dissidentvoice.org When the Israeli Knesset (parliament) failed to renew what is commonly referred to as the Family Reunification Law, news reports and analyses misrepresented the story altogether. The even split of 59 MKs voting in favor of the law and 59 against it gave the erroneous impression that Israeli lawmakers are equally divided over the right …

EMMA (2021-07-15). Volunteer Newsletter | Issue 4 | June 2021. peoplesparty.org Please note that hyperlinks will not work in these images. To view this newsletter as an interactive PDF please

John Bachtell (2021-07-15). Republicans in state of panic as they move to regain power. peoplesworld.org The GOP and the electoral coalition it reflects are in a panic. They face an existential crisis. The GOP, and its wealthy backers, are squarely on the path to minority political status in a rapidly changing nation and up against a rising multi-racial democratic movement with huge social transformative potential. Two new studies of the …

Peoples Dispatch (2021-07-15). Deaths of migrants crossing the sea to Europe more than doubled in first half of 2021: IOM. peoplesdispatch.org The International Organization of Migration (IOM), a UN agency, claimed that more than 1,146 people drowned while crossing the sea between January and June this year, in comparison to 513 victims in the same period last year…

Brianna Griffith (2021-07-15). Palestinian-American children's book writer responds: 'Our stories matter'. liberationnews.org "This experience of being systematically silenced as a Palestinian and an aspiring children's book author has only made me more determined to share our stories with the world."

Joris Leverink (2021-07-15). Dying to be regularized: migrants on hunger strike. roarmag.org Scene at the Béguinage church, one of the sites in Brussels where undocumented migrants are on hunger strike. Photo via Farida is 51 years old. She was born in Belgium. Her entire family has the Belgian nationality. Farida has a steady job. She cleans offices and public buildings, for ‚Ǩ6-8 per hour. Her last application for a regularization of her administrative status got rejected and she has received a state-issued order to leave the territory.

Joris Leverink (2021-07-15). Fighting fossil fascism for an eco-communist future. roarmag.org A home in Boulder Creek, California is completely destroyed by the CZU Lightning Complex wildfire. August 21, 2020. Photo: Jaden Schaul / Shutterstock.com | The West Coast of North America is, once again, on fire. Last month, Phoenix, Arizona,

The Conversation (2021-07-15). California is planning floating wind farms offshore to boost its power supply — here's how they work. juancole.com By Matthew Lackner | — ( The Conversation ) — Northern California has some of the strongest offshore winds in the U.S., with immense potential to produce clean energy. But it has a problem. Its continental shelf drops off quickly, making building traditional wind turbines directly on the seafloor costly if not impossible. Once water …

Sarah Brummet (2021-07-14). "Hunt's Forgotten" prisoners launch hunger strike at David Wade Correctional Center. liberationnews.org Photo: The first full paragraph of a hand-written letter announcing the hunger strike at David Wade Correctional Center. To show solidarity with the hunger strike, contact the David Wade Correctional Center Warden Jerry Goodwin at (318) 927-0400 and demand their demands be met! On July 14, a collective of more than 20 Elayn Hunt Correctional …

Al Neal (2021-07-15). Top U.S. general tells us how close we came to the edge. peoplesworld.org We never knew how close we were to the edge. Only now is it clear how close we came under Trump to losing our democracy altogether. Inside the eye of the storm, it is tough to see the chaotic winds whipping and thrashing about there at the very edge of one's nose. Many of us …

Staff (2021-07-15). Imprisoned Palestinian leader Khalida Jarrar writes new letter: Write to Khalida and call for her freedom. samidoun.net Khalida Jarrar, the imprisoned Palestinian political leader, feminist and parliamentarian, jailed by the Israeli occupation for her political activity, issued a new letter to her daughter Suha, who died on Sunday, 11 July of a heart attack at the age of 30. Despite worldwide outrage and condemnation and considering that Jarrar has only two months remaining in her sentence imposed by an Israeli military court for her public political work to advance Palestinian rights and liberation, her lawyers' appeals for early release were denied by the Israeli occupation. She was not even allowed a furlough or to see her daug…

Nicholas Stender (2021-07-15). Imprisoned Palestinian lawmaker forbidden from attending daughter's funeral by Israel. liberationnews.org Khalida Jarrar, a member of the Palestinian Legislative Council currently imprisoned in Israel, was cruelly denied a temporary release to attend the funeral of her daughter.

Staff (2021-07-15). Dozens of Palestinian students mass arrested after visiting home demolished by Israel #FreePalestinianStudents. samidoun.net On Wednesday, 14 July, 45 Palestinian Bir Zeit University students were subjected to a mass arrest after they went to meet with the family of Palestinian prisoner Montasser Shalabi and express their solidarity following the Israeli occupation military's demolition of the Shalabi home in the village of Turmus'Ayya. As the students left Turmus'Ayya in a chartered bus, undercover occupation forces in two vehicles blocked the bus at the entrance to the town, forcing the students to leave the bus, tying their hands, blindfolding them, making them sit or lay on the ground and then seized them, taking them to the Binyam…

Staff (2021-07-15). 18 July, Vancouver: BOYCOTT TOUR: Come out for Palestine — Boycott ZIM Shipping, Israeli Wine, HP and more! samidoun.net Sunday, 18 July 2: 00 pm Gather at ZIM Shipping Office Vancouver 1130 W Pender St (near Pender and Thurlow) Vancouver, BC Facebook: www.facebook.com/events/4765266150154912 Come out on Sunday, July 18 for a BOYCOTT TOUR for Palestine in downtown Vancouver! We will gather first at the ZIM Shipping offices in Vancouver to protest ZIM, apartheid Israel's oldest and largest shipping company. ZIM is the target of the global #BlockTheBoat campaign and this protest is in solidarity with workers around the world (and in Prince Rupert) who have respected community pickets and/or themselves refused to handle ZIM's c…

Editor (2021-07-15). The other side of ecocide. mronline.org The other side of ecocide thrives in the fertile ground of radical socioecological theory. | July 15, 2021 | Newswire…

WSWS (2021-07-15). Despite inflation, Fed will not pull back on present monetary policies. wsws.org Fed chairman Powell insisted that, while inflation had "increased notably" and the price rises were higher and more persistent than the Fed had anticipated, the rises were "transitory" and inflation would begin to decline.

Global Research (2021-07-15). Global Research PDF Collection: 6 PDF Books for 1 Price. globalresearch.ca Purchase six e-books from Global Research Publisher's PDF collection at a discounted price. Download your order as a zipped folder straight to your computer and avoid shipping and handling costs. | Special Offer: …

Anthony Cherry (2021-07-15). Failure of Umpires: The 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre. globalresearch.ca

Kathy Kelly (2021-07-15). Reckoning and Reparations in Afghanistan. progressive.org The U.S. government owes reparations to the civilians of Afghanistan for the past twenty years of war and brutal impoverishment.

David Schultz (2021-07-15). The Lesson of Afghanistan is the Lesson of Vietnam We Forgot. counterpunch.org Philosopher Georg Hegel declared the only lesson of history is that we do not learn from history. As the US prepares for the final pullout from Afghanistan and what will soon follow as the fall of the country to the Taliban an entire generation of us wonder if this is not Deja vu all over again and that what we thought we had learned from the Vietnam War proved to be a fleeting lesson.

Andy Kroll (2021-07-15). Who Authorized America's Wars? tomdispatch.com Sometimes, as I consider America's never-ending wars of this century, I can't help thinking of those lyrics from the Edwin Starr song, "(War, huh) Yeah! (What is it good for?) Absolutely nothing!" I mean, remind me, what good have those disastrous, failed, still largely ongoing conflicts done for this country? Or for you? Or for me? For years and years, what came to be known as America's "war on terror" (and later just its "forever wars") enjoyed remarkable bipartisan support in Congress, not to say the country at large. Over nearly two decades, four presidents from both parties haven't hesitated to exercise thei…

_____ (2021-07-15). The Obscure Foundation Funding 'Critical Race Theory' Hysteria. popularresistance.org Critical Race Theory (CRT), once a little-known academic concept, is now at the center of the national political discussion. CRT is discussed incessantly on Fox News. It is featured in campaign advertisements. And legislation banning it is advancing in statehouses around the country. | This didn't happen on its own. Rather, there is a constellation of non-profit groups and media outlets that are systematically injecting CRT into our politics. In 2020, most people had never heard of CRT. In 2021, a chorus of voices on the right insists it is an existential threat to the country. | A Popular Information investigati…

teleSUR (2021-07-15). US to Evacuate Afghans Who Supported US Military in Late July. telesurenglish.net The United States will launch "Operation Allies Refuge" in late July to evacuate Afghans who helped the U.S. military during the two-decade war, the White House said on Wednesday. | RELATED: | "Flights out of Afghanistan for SIV (Special Immigrant Visa) applicants who are already in the pipeline will begin in the last week of July and will continue," White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki told reporters in a daily briefing…

teleSUR (2021-07-15). Argentine Activists to File a Complaint Against Jujuy Governor. telesurenglish.net On Friday, the Tupac Amaru Neighborhood Organization (TANO) will file a criminal complaint against Jujuy Governor Gerardo Morales, who is suspected of having provided logistical support to the coup d'etat against Bolivia's President Evo Morales in 2019. | RELATED: | TANO will request the Argentine Justice to investigate the visit of Ivanka Trump and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Director…

Zahra Mirzafarjouyan (2021-07-15). Russian fighters escort US bombers over Bering Sea (+VIDEO). en.mehrnews.com The Russian military stated on Thursday that four Russian warplanes had been scrambled to escort three American –í-52–ù bombers spotted near the Russian border.

Pepe Escobar (2021-07-15). The SCO's New Great Game in Central Asia: China's Economic Corridor into Afghanistan. globalresearch.ca

Staff (2021-07-15). Italy Authorizes Extradition of Rafael Ramírez to Venezuela. orinocotribune.com On Wednesday, July 14, the attorney general of the Court of Appeals of Rome approved the extradition of former president of Petróleos de Venezuela (PDVSA), Rafael Ramírez , who is being investigated for corruption and embezzlement of billions of dollars. | The Rome prosecutor, Luigi Giuliano, informed through a statement the approval of the request made by Venezuela to extradite Ramírez; who is under investigation for the crimes of willful embezzlement, evasion of bidding procedure and association to commit a crime, all of these committed in 2007. | In the ruling, the Court explained that the attorney general did…

WSWS (2021-07-15). Over 1,200 doctors and scientists condemn UK COVID-19 policy as "dangerous and unethical" wsws.org Dr Helen Salisbury, a lecturer at Oxford University and columnist for the BMJ, described the government's pursuit of herd immunity by infection, rather than vaccination, as "criminal."

Dan Bacher (2021-07-15). You Can't Drink Oil: Wasting Freshwater for Fracking and Drilling in California. counterpunch.org In a new report, Food and Water Research reveals that since Governor Newsom was elected, from Fall 2018 to June 2021, the oil and gas industry used 1,804,566,792 gallons of freshwater, nearly 2 billion gallons, for drilling operations that could otherwise have supplied domestic systems. For a comparison of what that looks like, the nearly 2 billion gallons of water used to

_____ (2021-07-15). EU Mission Evaluates Venezuela Electoral Team. popularresistance.org The European Union (EU) has sent an "exploratory mission" to Venezuela to assess social and political conditions in the country. | The 15-day mission is similarly charged with judging electoral guarantees and the "utility, convenience and viability" of adding an EU delegation to the typically ample electoral observer teams for the November 21 "mega-elections," in which more than 100 political parties are vying to elect over 3000 public regional and local officials. | The delegation is considered a further step in smoothing relations between the Caribbean country and the European bloc, with EU Foreign Policy Chief…

Jonathan Turley (2021-07-15). "It Needs to be Hard for People to Remain Unvaccinated": Making the Case for COVID Challenges. globalresearch.ca

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-07-15). Dispatches from the Congo: The Devastating Record of the IMF and WB. libya360.wordpress.com In this episode of Dispatches from the Congo, Kambale Musavuli talks about the appointment of former IMF technocrat Malangu Kabedi-Mbuyi as the governor of the country's central bank. He talks about the role played by the Bretton Woods institutions in the economic deterioration of the country and their tacit endorsement of corruption.

Roger D. Harris (2021-07-15). US Targets Nicaraguan Presidential Election. dissidentvoice.org Before Henry Kissinger became a Clinton pal, liberals condemned him for saying: "I don't see why we need to stand by and watch a country go communist due to the irresponsibility of its people. The issues are much too important for the Chilean voters to be left to decide for themselves." The 1973 US-backed coup …

John Helmer (2021-07-15). MH17 Trial Judge Reveals US Intelligence Switch — From Satellite Images Which Don't Exist in Washington to Tapes and Videos Fabricated in Kiev. globalresearch.ca

WSWS (2021-07-15). Indiana Pepsi drivers' strike as Kansas Frito-Lay workers continue walkout. wsws.org For their struggle to be successful, PepsiCo and Frito Lay workers must take the struggle out of the hands of the so-called "unions" and form their own independent rank-and-file committees.

Rick Rozoff (2021-07-15). Ukraine Reprised: Victoria Nuland Discusses Belarus with Ukrainian Official. globalresearch.ca

WSWS (2021-07-15). The mass demonstrations against Bolsonaro and the fight for socialism in Brazil. wsws.org The scale and persistence of the demonstrations express growing discontent among broad layers of the population with the existing capitalist order.

Unicorn Riot (2021-07-15). DAPL Saboteur Jessica Reznicek Sentenced to 8 Years. unicornriot.ninja

Editor (2021-07-15). China and the supply chain: a comment on the June 2021 White House review. mronline.org Contrary to rhetoric from Democrats and Republicans, the U.S. has an economic interest in trade and peace with China | July 15, 2021 | Newswire…

Jennifer Barckley (2021-07-15). The Myth That Meat is Essential for Human Health Could Harm Us All. counterpunch.org Bacon and eggs for breakfast, a turkey sandwich for lunch, and roasted chicken for dinner are some of the go-to meal choices in America where meat is considered an essential part of the everyday diet. Historically, Americans have been led to believe that eating meat and other animal products is necessary to be strong and

Editor (2021-07-15). Billionaire dynasties: vampires on humanity. mronline.org The first decades of the 21st century have been a gilded age for the world's super-rich. While the mass of humanity has struggled through successive economic crises, accelerating climate and environmental breakdown and now a devastating global pandemic, the billionaire class's wealth has piled up to ever more dizzying heights. | July 15, 2021…

Pam Key (2021-07-15). Former Obama Official Kathleen Sebelius: Unvaccinated Americans Should Not be Allowed to Work, Have Access to Children. globalresearch.ca

WSWS (2021-07-15). New Zealand bus driver explains why union-backed sellout was rejected. wsws.org The offer presented by NZ Bus and the Tramways Union last month, and voted down by Wellington bus drivers, would have cut penalty rates and taxi allowances, while increasing working hours.

Amro Allan (2021-07-15). Red Alert in Iraq… Time for the U.S. to Decide. globalresearch.ca

Editor (2021-07-15). No climate future without system change. mronline.org Warnings about how the capitalist mode of production is putting pressure on the earth's ability to handle all forms of stress have continued to come at an increasing pace. | July 15, 2021 | Newswire…

WSWS (2021-07-15). Sanders, Schumer reach deal on Biden budget. wsws.org The agreement sets a ceiling for the new social spending being proposed by the Democrats at $3.5 trillion over 10 years—a tiny proportion of the trillions being accumulated by the super-rich.

Newsclick (2021-07-15). Is the Taliban likely to march towards Kabul? peoplesdispatch.org Former Indian Ambassador M.K. Bhadrakumar talks about the situation in Afghanistan, the strategies the Taliban is likely to pursue and the possibilities of an interim government in the country…

Muhammed Shabeer (2021-07-15). Slovenians reject dilution of water protection law in historic referendum. peoplesdispatch.org The amendments to the water protection law which could have promoted uncontrolled construction in coastal areas were rejected by the Slovenian people in a national referendum on July 11…

WSWS (2021-07-15). ExxonMobil worker speaks about Beaumont refinery lockout. wsws.org Workers have been locked out of their workplace since May 1 and have not been informed of other ongoing USW strikes.

ecns.cn (2021-07-15). WHO sounds alarm over surging COVID-19 fatalities in Africa. ecns.cn Africa's COVID-19 deaths that have spiked by more than 40 percent in the recent weeks are a testimony of the severity of a third wave currently sweeping across the continent, a World Health Organization (WHO) official said on Thursday.

Rick Rozoff (2021-07-15). After Syria, Libya, Nagorno-Karabakh: Ukraine to use Turkish drones for war in Donbass, Black Sea. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com After Syria, Libya, Nagorno-Karabakh: Ukraine to use Turkish drones for war in Donbass, Black Sea Turkish and Ukrainian news sources announced on July 15 that the Ukrainian Naval Forces Command has received the first Bayraktar TB2 unmanned combat aerial vehicles from Turkey, a fact confirmed by Ukrainian Defense Minister Andriy Taran. Two weeks ago Ukraine …

WSWS (2021-07-15). Indiana Pepsi drivers strike as Kansas Frito-Lay workers continue walkout. wsws.org For their strikes to be successful, PepsiCo and Frito-Lay workers must take the struggle out of the hands of the so-called "unions" and form their own independent rank-and-file committees.

Richard C. Gross (2021-07-15). Right-Wing Twisting of Critical Race Theory. counterpunch.org "Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it." — George Santayana, The Life of Reason, 1905. Knowledge of history teaches us who we were as a people so that we know who we are and get a better understanding of who we may be. Blotting out history to protect reputations or to

George Ochenski (2021-07-15). A Losing Game: Letting Corporate Polluters Off the Hook. counterpunch.org It's no secret that Montana has suffered long-term human health and environmental damages from a variety of industries including mining, smelting, manufacturing and processing. We have the largest Superfund site in the nation — the Upper Clark Fork Complex — which is nothing to brag about. From killing hundreds of Montanans with asbestosis in Libby's W.R. Grace

WSWS (2021-07-15). FBI report: DC Metropolitan and US Capitol Police monitored fascist militias' radio communications during the January 6 attack. wsws.org Documents obtained by the New York Times provide further evidence that police and intelligence agencies facilitated the attack on the US Capitol.

Amanda Mills (2021-07-15). Top CEOs made nearly 300 times more then the median employee during the pandemic. nationofchange.org "Working people bore the brunt of COVID-19 and its impact on the U.S. economy."

David Cronin (2021-07-15). Israel's killer robots go on display at Greek weapons fair. electronicintifada.net New technology tested during May attack on Gaza…

WSWS (2021-07-15). Students launch petition at University of Western Australia against cuts to courses. wsws.org Like the petitions at Macquarie and Monash universities, the campaign expresses a striving by students and young people to find ways to fight the onslaught on university jobs, conditions and courses.

Radio Free Europe Radio Liberty (2021-07-15). China Cautiously Eyes New Regional Leadership Role As Afghanistan Fighting Intensifies. juancole.com By Reid Standish | — ( RFE/RL ) — As the security situation in Afghanistan worsens, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi has begun a high-profile tour of Central Asia that analysts say is an effort by Beijing to boost its interests in the region. The weeklong visit to Turkmenistan, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan comes as the …

Editor (2021-07-15). Food riots show the need for a basic income grant. mronline.org As rioters target supermarkets, activists call on the government to help those who cannot survive amid rising prices and mass unemployment. | July 15, 2021 | Newswire…

Andrew Emett (2021-07-15). 6th Detroit cop sentenced to prison for extortion. nationofchange.org "I fully commend all agencies involved for the hard work and countless hours put forth to bring these corrupt officers to justice."

_____ (2021-07-15). Child Care Should Be Universal And Well-Paid. popularresistance.org Queen Freelove of New Haven, Connecticut, remembers when the pandemic transformed the daycare she ran out of her home, abruptly turning the atmosphere from cozy to clinical: "Things got extremely traumatic for us," she recalled. She was constantly trying to keep the environment sanitized, keeping a stockpile of masks, wipes, and other equipment, stopping parents in the hallway when they arrived to pick up their kids to take their temperature and give them a squirt of sanitizer — the protocol for "contactless" drop-offs and pick-ups. Keeping parents outside to minimize direct interaction, she said, was "hard…

Lingling Ou (2021-07-15). Toxicity of Graphene-family Nanoparticles: A General Review of the Origins and Mechanisms. globalresearch.ca

Judge Andrew P. Napolitano (2021-07-15). Does the Constitution Mean What It Says? globalresearch.ca

Juan Cole (2021-07-15). 100 Israeli Troops who Served in Occupied West Bank call on Defense Minister Gantz to Halt Settler Violence against Palestinians and against Israeli Police. juancole.com Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) — Al-Quds al-'Arabi reports that some 100 Israeli troops who served in the Palestinian West Bank have called on Defense Minister Benny Gantz and on Minister of Public Security Omer Bar-Lev to intervene to halt the violence of Israeli squatter-settlers toward indigenous Palestinians, which they say they saw with their own …

Zahra Mirzafarjouyan (2021-07-15). Taliban propose plan for ceasefire with Afghan government. en.mehrnews.com Afghan state television reported the Taliban's decision to declare a three-month ceasefire between the group and the Kabul government if 7,000 Taliban members are removed from the UN list of terrorists.

Moderator (2021-07-15). The Pros and Cons of Bernie Sanders' Bond with Joe Biden. scheerpost.com YouTube] By Norman Solomon So far, most of the Biden presidency has been predictable. Its foreign policy includes bloated Pentagon spending and timeworn declarations that the United States should again "lead the world" and "sit at the head of the table." Many corporate influence peddlers have settled into jobs in upper reaches of the executive branch. The new administration has taken only baby… |

WSWS (2021-07-15). UAW claims revote of Volvo Trucks contract passes by 17 ballots, while workers raise accusations of fraud. wsws.org With every aspect of the UAW's actions throughout the contract negotiations characterized by treachery and deceit, there is no reason to believe that its claims of ratification are legitimate.

Karsten Riise (2021-07-15). China's Lead in Artificial Intelligence (AI) Technology and Quantum Computers. globalresearch.ca

teleSUR (2021-07-15). Unrest in South Africa Could Worsen Food Insecurity. telesurenglish.net The looting of shops, burning of trucks, and destruction of property could discourage potential investors from investing in South Africa and worsen food insecurity. | RELATED: | "The Minerals Council South Africa condemns the acts of violence and looting that have been spreading through various parts of the country. We are deeply concerned about the loss of life," said the council's spokesperson Charmane Russell on Wednes…

WSWS (2021-07-15). SafeEdForAll group speak out about the campaign for safe schools in the UK. wsws.org Sarah Saul and Daniella Modus helped found a network supporting parents and teachers in their fight to reveal the truth about school infections during the pandemic.

teleSUR (2021-07-15). Venezuela To Ask Spain for Extradition of Leopoldo Lopez. telesurenglish.net On Wednesday, Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro announced that his administration will ask Spain to extradite Leopoldo Lopez, a fugitive from justice who is linked to the organization of violent operations and criminal gangs in Caracas City. | RELATED: | He is the "main propitiator of coups d'état, terrorist actions, and criminal violence… We will request his extradition and we expect the Spanish government to respect intern…

WSWS (2021-07-15). Right-wing Kroger manager in southwest Ohio bullied employee to suicide for wearing mask during coronavirus pandemic, lawsuit alleges. wsws.org The suit accuses manager Shannon Frazee of a "campaign dedicated to ousting" Evan Seyfried, a dairy manager with nearly 20 years seniority, "proclaiming her intention to make Evan's life a 'living hell.'"

Kester Kenn Klomegah (2021-07-15). The SADC "Comes to the Rescue" of the Government of Mozambique, Dispatches Standby Force. globalresearch.ca

Waging Nonviolence (2021-07-15). As Biden backslides, a bigger, better-organized climate movement prepares to seize this 'now or never' moment. juancole.com by Nick Engelfried | — ( Waging Nonviolence ) — Over 500 activists from the youth-led Sunrise Movement descended on Washington, D.C. last week for one of the largest U.S. climate protests since COVID-related restrictions began easing. The young people rallied in front of the White House on June 28, to hear from a range …

Chuck Collins — Helen Flannery (2021-07-15). What Americans for Prosperity Foundation v. Bonta Means for Charities…and Our Democracy. counterpunch.org On July 1, in their ruling on Americans for Prosperity Foundation v. Bonta, the United States Supreme Court struck down a ten-year-old California law that requires nonprofits to disclose their top donors to the IRS. This ruling sets a dangerous precedent about the transparency of contributions—not only to charity, but also potentially to politicians and

Jessica Corbett (2021-07-15). 'Biggest story in the world right now': Humanity has flipped Amazon from carbon sink to source. nationofchange.org The findings, said one expert, "show that the uncertain future is happening now."

WSWS (2021-07-15). ANC government roiled by angry protests as South Africans protest worsening social conditions. wsws.org The protests were initially triggered by last week's jailing of former president Jacob Zuma, ordered by the Constitutional Court for contempt of court for initially defying its order to appear at an inquiry into corruption during his presidency from 2009 to 2018.

teleSUR (2021-07-15). Mexico: 28 Environmental, Indigenous Leaders Killed Since 2020. telesurenglish.net The Mexican Center for Environmental Law (CEMDA) denounced that 28 environmental defenders and indigenous leaders have been murdered in this Latin American country since 2020. | RELATED: | "We are facing an alarming situation. In Mexico, there is a structural and generalized violence against those who defend the natural heritage, land and territory," said Gabriela Carreon, the CEMDA human rights officer. | Her environmental organiz…

WSWS (2021-07-15). Quebec public sector workers' struggle at the crossroads. wsws.org The public sector workers' struggle is being systematically sabotaged by the unions, which are determined to prevent a working class challenge to the right-wing CAQ provincial government and the austerity agenda of the entire capitalist elite.

Michael T. Klare (2021-07-15). U.S.-China Near-War Status Report. counterpunch.org It's the summer of 2026, five years after the Biden administration identified the People's Republic of China as the principal threat to U.S. security and Congress passed a raft of laws mandating a society-wide mobilization to ensure permanent U.S. domination of the Asia-Pacific region. Although major armed conflict between the United States and China has

sputniknews (2021-07-15). 60,000 Britons May Die Due to Possible Failure by NHS 'to Cope' With Upcoming COVID Challenges. sputniknews.com In April, David Nicholson, former head of the UK's National Health Service, warned of far-reaching consequences due to the backlog of medical care caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

sputniknews (2021-07-15). US & Russia Working on Cyber Warfare; Biden Drops Yemen Campaign Promise. sputniknews.com President Biden has abandoned his campaign promise to end the Yemen conflict and is doubling down on backing Saudi Arabia and arming terrorist groups such as Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula* (AQAP).

sputniknews (2021-07-15). GOP Infighting and US Media Continue Pandering of the Biden Administration. sputniknews.com On today's episode of The Backstory, host Lee Stranahan and co-host John Kiriakou discussed current events, including lightning striking a George Floyd mural in Ohio, and vote counts not matching in the Maricopa County 2020 election audit.

sputniknews (2021-07-15). Taliban Vows to Slash Military Ops in Exchange for Prisoner Release, Removal From UN Blacklist. sputniknews.com The Taliban* has been defeating Afghan forces across the country since the American-led forces began to withdraw from the country on 1 May. It now claims to control nearly 85 percent of Afghanistan.

Brian Shilhavy (2021-07-15). Canadian Doctor: 62% of Patients Vaccinated for COVID Have Permanent Heart Damage. globalresearch.ca

Dr. Binoy Kampmark (2021-07-15). When Football Did Not Come Home. globalresearch.ca

Peoples Dispatch (2021-07-15). Take The Knee and Stand Up to Racism; solidarity with English footballers. peoplesdispatch.org Three English footballers, Bukayo Saka, Marcus Rashford and Jadon Sancho, were racially abused by sections of English football fans widely on social media following England's defeat to Italy in the UEFA Euro Cup final…

Bob Lord — Sarah Anderson (2021-07-15). Sports Teams: the Everlasting Tax Shelter for Billionaires. counterpunch.org Remember the Everlasting Gobstopper from Willie Wonka's chocolate factory? It was a candy for children with "very little pocket money." It lasted forever, never getting smaller, and was perpetually flavorful. There's a non-fiction equivalent, except it's not for children — or anyone else — with "very little pocket money." Or even average pocket money. Actually,

Hands Off Yemen, Action Corps, CODEPINK, UAWM (2021-07-15). Friday 7/16: Stop the U.S.-Saudi War on Yemen. indybay.org SF Federal Building, 90 7th Street, San Francisco, CA 94103…

Oakland Privacy (2021-07-15). Wednesday 8/18: Oakland Privacy: Fighting Against the Surveillance State. indybay.org We intend to meet in-person at the OMNI Commons, 4799 Shattuck Ave., Oakland, CA as we have in the past before the pandemic, assuming it is open and available. Email contact@oaklandprivacy.org a few days before the meeting to get up-to-date location information or obtain Zoom meeting access info.

KPFA Radio 94.1 FM (2021-07-15). Tuesday 8/17: Lisa Wells + Joanna Manqueros: Believers: Making a Life at End World. indybay.org Online webinar…

Lynda Carson (2021-07-15). Commissioner of Baseball, Robert D. Manfred Jr., threatens Oakland. indybay.org Oakland A's:…

adapted from Damany Fisher, Ph.D (2021-07-15). Afro-Latino Presence in Early California – Negro Bar, Sacramento County. indybay.org Afro-Latinos migrated to California in significant numbers. By 1790, they made up nearly 20 percent of California's population, or one out of every five residents. More importantly, the concept of "race" had far less significance in California than in the United States. While European-born Spaniards controlled California society, Afro-Latinos and mestizos did manage to gain political and economic influence during the Spanish and Mexican periods of California history. Established in 1849, Negro Bar, today's Sacramento County is a singular remnant of a golden legacy.

Craig Baldwin (2021-07-15). Saturday 7/31: Other Cinema: Radical Folk Music: Drews' Open Country + C/W Gems. indybay.org ATA Gallery 992 Valencia St. San Francisco, CA…

WSWS repost (2021-07-15). Richard Branson's flight and the privatization of space travel. indybay.org Richard Branson's flight has no connection to the democratization of space or the progress of humanity. It is to further enrich himself and to make outer space the playground of the very rich.

xrsfbay, 350S, 1000 Grandmothers, SVCAN … (2021-07-15). Friday 7/16: Stop Line 3 Protest. indybay.org 450 Golden Gate Ave, San Francisco, CA 94102…

KPFA Radio 94.1 FM (2021-07-15). Tuesday 8/10: Jeremy Lent & Joanna Manqueros: The Web of Meaning. indybay.org Online webinar | 1929 Martin Luther King Jr Way | Berkeley, CA 94704…

Jewish Film Institute (2021-07-15). Saturday 7/24: A Kaddish for Bernie Madoff – Live Screening with Q&A. indybay.org The Castro Theatre – 429 Castro St, San Francisco, CA 94114…

Citizens Trade Campaign (2021-07-15). Thursday 7/15: Rally: Tell Germany to Stop Blocking Global COVID-19 Vaccines at the WTO! indybay.org San Francisco German Consulate ‚Ä¢ 1960 Jackson St, San Francisco, CA 94109…

Class Conscious Pnotographers (2021-07-15). Sunday 7/18: Housing! – an outdoor photo exhibit. indybay.org Fence | 1229 23rd Avenue (off International Blvd.) | Oakland, CA 94606…

Never Forgive, Never Forget (2021-07-15). 1923 Beer Hall Putsch to 1933 Nazi Germany. indybay.org The 1923 Beer Hall Putsch was Hitler's failed attempt to overthrow the Weimar Republic. By 1933, he was Chancellor of Germany. That lesson of history is being repeated with Nazi Trump and his praise of the Jan 6, 2021 insurrection and Nazi Trump's current election campaign for 2024, aided by his Death Cult Nazi Republican Party. For more on the Beer Hall Putsch, see en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beer_Hall_Putsch

Coalition for a Truly Public UC (2021-07-15). Wednesday 7/21: UC Regents Public Assembly. indybay.org 1111 Franklin St Oakland CA…

Stop the Nazi Trump Death Cult (2021-07-15). Why Hasn't Nazi Trump Been Arrested for Inciting Jan 6 Insurrection? indybay.org Nazi Trump again referred to the seditious insurrectionists who tried to overthrow the government by force and violence on Jan 6, 2021 as "great people." See www.newser.com/story/308434/trump-calls-…

Angela (2021-07-15). Tuesday 7/13: #NoWayToTreatAChild Webinar. indybay.org

Red Latina sin fronteras (2021-07-15). Enlaces Red Latina sin fronteras 13.07.2021. indybay.org ENLACES de Red Latina sin fronteras 13.07.2021 | comunicaciones e información para la liberación…

John-Baptiste Odour (2021-07-15). Capitalism is not natural. indybay.org Political programs in the 20th century, then, were meant to create equality, not merely alleviate poverty. How we live collectively, what we value as a society, and how we want to conceive of ourselves – all these questions were politicized by these programs and helped lay the foundation of a society based on solidarity.

Olivia Engling (2021-07-15). 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.

Angela (2021-07-15). Friday 7/16: Stop the Saudi-U.S. War on Yemen: SF/Bay Area Day of Action. indybay.org San Francisco Federal Building…

Mark Weisbrot (2021-07-15). Trump started a war on journalism. Biden has yet to end it. zcomm.org Advocates for human rights and press freedom, as well as members of Congress, all need to raise their voices in this case before it is too late…

Norman Solomon (2021-07-15). Bernie Sanders Has Bonded with President Biden. Is That Good? zcomm.org An effective, persuasive left cannot be sustained by any leader, no matter how inspiring or brilliant…

Badri Raina (2021-07-15). Six Months Before Assembly Elections, Yogi Worries About Excessive Procreation. zcomm.org Narendra Modi's praise of India's "demographic dividend" notwithstanding, the right-wing via the Uttar Pradesh chief minister may have come up with an idea close to the heart of India's chattering classes…

Nick Licata (2021-07-15). The Party of Fear vs Party of Hope. zcomm.org Democrats do not have to mimic the scare tactics of the Republicans to win elections. However, they must energize their constituents to the same degree…

Héctor Tejero (2021-07-15). Give Us a Three-Day Weekend at the Beach, Every Week. zcomm.org Recent trials of a four-day week in Iceland have shown the merits of a shorter working week…

William rivers Pitt (2021-07-15). Democrats' New Version of Infrastructure Bill Claws Back Trump Tax Cuts for Rich. zcomm.org We will see if Biden's epoch in the Senate will serve him as a negotiator now that the rubber has met the road…

Andrew Metheven (2021-07-15). Militarism and the police. zcomm.org As institutions like the police and border patrol become increasingly militarized, anti-militarism needs to become a cornerstone of social movements worldwide…

Jake Johnson (2021-07-15). 'A Big Deal,' Says Sanders as Dems Agree to Pursue a $3.5 Trillion Reconciliation Bill. zcomm.org Sanders, chair of the Senate Budget Committee, described the spending agreement as the "most significant piece of legislation… since the Great Depression."

Pip Hinman (2021-07-15). Afghanistan: US pulls out, supports warlord take-over. greenleft.org.au After nearly two decades of war, occupation and political meddling, the occupying United States and NATO forces have withdrawn from Afghanistan, leaving Afghans to pick up the pieces, reports Pip Hinman.

John Nichols (2021-07-15). An Unapologetic 'Tax the Rich' Message Is the Key to Passing the Democratic Budget Plan. thenation.com An Unapologetic 'Tax the Rich' Message Is the Key to Passing the Democratic Budget Plan…

John Nichols (2021-07-15). Utopia Is Possible—Yes, Even Now, Especially Now—but We Have to Demand It. thenation.com Utopia Is Possible—Yes, Even Now, Especially Now—but We Have to Demand It…

Global Research News (2021-07-15). Selected Articles: The mRNA COVID Vaccine Is Not a Vaccine. globalresearch.ca By The Biden administration and allied groups, including the Democratic National Committee (DNC), are "planning to engage fac…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-15). 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 (2021-07-15). 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…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-07-15). Ethiopia, Egypt, and Sudan Clash as River Waters Fill the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam. libya360.wordpress.com Ann Garrison Three natons share the same water, but not the same foreign connections, which makes for a dangerous mix. "Russia is rumored to be helping Ethiopia guard the dam." The Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) is the largest hydroelectric power project in Africa, and the seventh largest in the world. Despite internal conflict in…

Hannah E. Davis, Gina S. Assaf, Lisa McCorkell, Hannah Wei, Ryan J. Low, Yochai Re'em, Signe Redfield, Jared P. Austin, Athena Akrami (2021-07-15). [Research Paper] Characterizing long COVID in an international cohort: 7 months of symptoms and their impact. thelancet.com Patients with Long COVID report prolonged, multisystem involvement and significant disability. By seven months, many patients have not yet recovered (mainly from systemic and neurological/cognitive symptoms), have not returned to previous levels of work, and continue to experience significant symptom burden.

Staff (2021-07-15). Pfizer's greed is killer, say protesters. therealnews.com Dozens of protesters took to the streets of New York City, chanting "Pfizer's Greed Kills," as Pfizer and the German government refused to share COVID-19 vaccine formulas with the Global South. Pfizer has made billions in profits while the global pandemic death toll has surpassed 4 million people.

Matt Field (2021-07-15). Hot Vax Summer? Pfizer's Mood-killing, Premature Booster Announcement. globalresearch.ca

Staff (2021-07-15). How the Pandemic Fueled Global Hunger: 2.5 Billion Lack Nutritious Food, 1 in 5 Children Are Stunted. democracynow.org The COVID-19 pandemic has fueled a sharp increase in the number of people going hungry worldwide, along with conflict and the impacts of climate change. A new report on the state of food security and nutrition in the world found about one-tenth of the global population were undernourished last year, more than 2.5 billion people did not have access to sufficiently nutritious food, and one in five children now face stunted growth. Saskia de Pee, the World Food Programme's head of systems analysis for nutrition, describes how the impact is "going to be long-term."

Staff (2021-07-15). Afghan Activist: George W. Bush's Claim U.S. War in Afghanistan Protected Women Is a "Shameless Lie" democracynow.org As the United States continues to withdraw its forces from Afghanistan after 20 years of war and occupation, the Taliban say they now control most Afghan territory, surrounding major population centers and holding more than two-thirds of Afghanistan's border with Tajikistan. Former President George W. Bush made a rare criticism of U.S. policy, saying, "I'm afraid Afghan women and girls are going to suffer unspeakable harm." But a leading Afghan women's rights activist says the plight of women in the country has always served as a "very good excuse" for U.S. military goals, while conditions in the country have bar…

Staff (2021-07-15). "Perfect Storm" of Pandemic, Poverty & Jailing Ex-President Unleashes Mass Protest in South Africa. democracynow.org We go to South Africa, where more than 70 are dead and at least 3,000 people have been arrested since demonstrations erupted after former President Jacob Zuma began his 15-month jail sentence for refusing to testify in a corruption probe. Protesters also expressed frustration with entrenched poverty and inequity as South Africa battles a devastating wave of COVID-19. "This was really a perfect storm that has built up," says Sithembile Mbete, a senior lecturer in political sciences at the University of Pretoria in Johannesburg. "The protests and the unrest has stopped being about former President Zuma and has beco…

Manlio Dinucci (2021-07-15). The Nuclear Race Accelerates. globalresearch.ca

Anonymous669 (2021-07-15). Operation Evident Victory: Houthis Shared Details Of Their Successful Counter-Attack In Al-Bayda. southfront.org Screen grab from combat footage released by the Houthis. | On July 15, the Houthis (Ansar Allah) announced that they had repelled the Saudi-led offensive in the central Yemeni province of al-Bayda and launched a successful counter-attack. | Saudi-backed forces launched the offensive earlier this month with the aim of capturing al-Bayda provincial center. After making some serious gains in the districts of al-Zahir and al-Sawma'ah, the forces were pushed back by the Houthis and their local allies. | In a press conference,…

Anonymous669 (2021-07-15). Al-Qaeda Militants Fired Heavy Improvised Rocket At Government-Held Town In Southern Idlib (Photos). southfront.org The batch of one of the terrorists who were killed during the attack, Click to see full-size image | On July 15, al-Qaeda-affiliated Ansar al-Tawhid launched a Zilzal heavy improvised rocket at the government-held town of Hizareen in the northwestern Syrian region of Greater Idlib. | The group claimed that the rocket targeted a gathering of the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) inside the town. Nevertheless, no casualties or material losses were reported. | The Zilzal is a makeshift rocket propelled by a number of Grad 122 mm b…

Anonymous669 (2021-07-15). Turkish Proxies Destroyed Battle Tank In Southern Idlib, Syrian Army Struck Back (Photos). southfront.org Illustrative image. | Late on July 14, militants of the National Front for Liberation (NFL), Turkey's main proxy in the northwestern Syrian region of Greater Idlib, destroyed a battle tank of the Syrian Arab Army (SAA). | NFL militants targeted the battle tank, which was parked near the town of Kawkabeh in southern Idlib, with an anti-tank guided missile (ATGM). The missile was reportedly a US-made TOW. | The ATGM strike was a blatant violation of the ceasefire in Greater Idlib, which was border by Russia and Turkey on March…

Anonymous669 (2021-07-15). Greater Idlib: Hay'at Tahrir Al-Sham Kicks Off Operation Against Muslim al-Shishani. southfront.org Illustrative image | On July 15, al-Qaeda-affiliated Hay'at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS), the de-facto ruler of the northwestern Syrian region of Greater Idlib, launched a security operation against Infamous Chechen leader Muslim Abu Walid al-Shishani and his group Junud al-Sham. | According to Syrian opposition sources, a large security force of HTS stormed several positions of Junud al-Sham in the northern countryside of Lattakia, including the group's main headquarters in the town of al-Yumaidah. | HTS security…

Anonymous669 (2021-07-15). SDF Fighters Killed Or Wounded Six Turkish-Backed Militants Near Manbij. southfront.org Illustrative image, By: sdf-press.com | On July 15, two militants of the Turkish-backed Syrian National Army were killed and four others were injured when their post was attacked by the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) | According to the London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, fighters of the SDF's Manbij Military Council raided…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-15). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Working toward more diversity in orthopedic surgery. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Of all the medical and surgical subspecialties, orthopedic surgery historically has had the lowest percentage of women and minorities. Mayo Clinic's orthopedic surgery department is working to change that. This summer, two female medical students are participating in an eight-week clinical and research internship in orthopedic surgery at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. The program was developed by Nth Dimensions, an organization that seeks to bring more women and minorities into the profession. "I think it's important…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-15). Mayo Clinic Minute: Why bone marrow donor diversity is needed. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Bone marrow transplants are procedures that infuse healthy blood stem cells into your body to replace damaged or diseased bone marrow. Just like people in need of solid organ transplants, such as hearts or kidneys, people in need of a bone marrow transplant have to find a matching donor. Dr. Ernesto Ayala, a Mayo Clinic hematologist and oncologist, says bone marrow donations from people of all races and ethnicities are essential in order to help…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-15). 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 (2021-07-15). 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 (2021-07-15). How can I prevent runner's diarrhea? newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Runner's diarrhea is characterized by frequent, loose bowel movements during or immediately after a run. Runner's diarrhea is most common in long-distance runners. This article is written by Mayo Clinic Staff. ___________________________________________ The cause of runner's diarrhea isn't clear. Contributing factors likely include the physical jostling of the organs, decreased blood flow to the intestines, changes in intestinal hormone secretion, increased amount or introduction of new food, and pre-race anxiety and stress. What is clear…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-15). 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 (2021-07-15). 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 (2021-07-15). 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 (2021-07-15). 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 (2021-07-15). 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 (2021-07-15). Sharing Mayo Clinic: Every day you don't lose, you are winning. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Jennifer Summers, who was diagnosed with spinal muscular atrophy, says that with her disease, she counts every day there isn't a loss as a good day. She credits her faith and her care team at Mayo Clinic Health System in La Crosse with keeping her moving forward with a positive outlook. This article is written by Mayo Clinic Staff. Jennifer Summers, is an optimistic, articulate woman. The 35-year-old enjoys crafting, spending time with her close-knit…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-15). 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 (2021-07-15). 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 (2021-07-15). 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 (2021-07-15). 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 (2021-07-15). 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 (2021-07-15). 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 (2021-07-15). 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…

WSWS (2021-07-15). Tennessee summarily fires its principal vaccine official, Dr. Michelle Fiscus. wsws.org The Tennessee state government summarily halted all adolescent vaccine outreach initiatives, not just for COVID-19 but for all diseases.

Jon Rappoport (2021-07-15). Graphene Meets RNA Technology, for Cancer Vaccines. globalresearch.ca

Megan Redshaw (2021-07-15). Woman with 'Life-Altering' Injuries After COVID Vaccine Teams Up with U.S. Senators to Demand Answers. globalresearch.ca

Anonymous007 (2021-07-15). Turkish Developers Compete For Middle-Class UGV For Ankara's Armed Forces. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | Turkey is steadily and almost surely moving towards military self-sufficiency. In addition to that it is moving towards one of the leading positions of unmanned system producers. | The Bayraktar TB2 UAV is infamous at this point, with its affordable price and easy maneuverability and capability to carry out strikes in various environments. | Now, Turkey's indigenous manufacturers compete to produce an unmanned ground vehicle (UGV). | Four unmanned ground vehicles are competing to enter se…

Anonymous007 (2021-07-15). Military Situation In Afghanistan On July 15, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On July 15, Taliban captured Arghandab district center in Kandahar province | On July 15, clashes between Taliban and Afghan Army continue in the Alishang district in Laghman province | 193 Taliban militants were killed and 74 were wounded as a result of Afghan Army operations in Paktika, Ghazni, Kunar, Nangarhar, Kandahar, Zabul, Herat, Badghis, Helmand, Nimruz, Balkh, Samangan, Jowzjan, Takhar and Kunduz provinces during the last 24 hours, according to the Afghan…

Anonymous007 (2021-07-15). Military Situation In Syria On July 15, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On July 15, Russia reported that Idlib militants violated the ceasefire regime in Greater Idlib 28 times: 12 — in Idlib province, 11 — in Latakia province, 1 — in Hama province, 4 — in Aleppo province | On July 14, SAA artillery shelled positions of Turkish-backed forces in Banin area | On July 15, SAA artillery shelled positions of Turkish-backed forces in Jinah area | On July 14, two SAA members reportedly were killed by IED blast near Ithiriya…

Anonymous007 (2021-07-15). Military Situation In Yemen On July 15, 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 14, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted 4 airstrikes on the Rahbah area | On July 14, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted 9 airstrikes on the Sarwah area | On July 14, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted an airstrike on the Dhaher area | On July 14, the Saudi-led forces captured Sadarah village the center…

Anonymous007 (2021-07-15). Military Situation In Donetsk People's Republic On July 15, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | 1. UAF in Pivdenne shelled DPR positions at the 6/7 Mine in Gorlovka with grenade launchers | 2. UAF in Vodyanoe and Pesky shelled DPR positions in Veseloe with 120-mm artillery | 3. UAF in Krasnogorovka shelled DPR positions in Staromikhailovka with 120-mm artillery | 4. UAF in Pavlopil shelled DPR positions in Oktyabr with 120-mm artillery | 5. UAF in Vodyanoe shelled DPR positions in Zaichenko with 120-mm artillery | 6. DPR forces in Donetsk city shelled UAF p…

Anonymous765 (2021-07-15). Help SouthFront To Stay Afloat! southfront.org | : | SOUTHFRONT CONTINUES ITS WORK! | : | Despite the stiff pressure, we found the way out. After accounts of SouthFront in all main platfo…

Anonymous007 (2021-07-15). South Africa Mulls Deploying 25,000 Troops To Quell Riots. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On July 14th, the South African government is mulling increase the military deployment to curb unrest to 25,000 personnel. | The initial number was 2,500, then it was increased to 5,000 but that evidently has no effect. | The violent riots and looting are in their sixth day, amid fears of food and fuel shortages as disruption to farming, manufacturing and oil refining began to worsen. | Seventy-two people have died and more than 1,200 people have been ar…

Anonymous007 (2021-07-15). Russian Fighter Jets Intercept B-52H Bombers Near Border For Second Time In July. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | In the early hours of July 15th, Russian MiG-31 and Su-35 fighters were scrambled to intercept US strategic bombers over the Bering Sea, Russia's National Defense Control Center reported."On July 15, 2021, Russian airspace control systems detected three aerial targets over the Bering Sea approaching Russia's state border," the center said. | It noted that MiG-31 and Su-35 fighters had been scrambled to identify the targets and prevent a violation of the Russian state border. "The R…

Anonymous007 (2021-07-15). Russia Updates National Security Strategy With A Focus On "Foreign And Domestic Subversion" southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On July 3rd, Russia updated its 2015 National Security Strategy, citing concerns over foreign and domestic subversion. | The new document is moving to shield Russian citizens from outside voices and improve its influence-warfare capabilities. | The 44-page document outlines Russia's national interests and priorities. | It stated that "actions of some countries are aimed at instigating disintegration processes in the Commonwealth of Independent States in order to destroy Russia's ties with its t…

Jacob Andrewartha (2021-07-15). Socialist councillor Sue Bolton pre-selected to contest Wills. greenleft.org.au Veteran socialist councillor Sue Bolton has been pre-selected to run for the Socialist Alliance in Wills in the federal election, reports Jacob Andrewartha.

Dave Bell (2021-07-15). Capitalism is replaced — 'Another Now' is possible. greenleft.org.au In his new book, Yanis Varoufakis has used fiction to stimulate our imaginations to anticipate the necessary end of capitalism, writes Dave Bell.

Markela Panegyres (2021-07-15). Australia's second pandemic — gendered violence. greenleft.org.au A second pandemic is lurking in the shadows of COVID-19 — the pandemic of femicide and violence against women. Markela Panegyres looks at how the COVID-19 pandemic is fuelling an upsurge of domestic and family violence, including coercive control and sexual violence.

Isaac Nellist (2021-07-15). Support grows for workers at bookshop that 'loses staff like a sieve'. greenleft.org.au Support for casual retail workers at a popular bookshop in the Inner West, who are campaigning for a workplace agreement, is growing. Isaac Nellist reports.

Staff (2021-07-15). 72 Families Displaced in La Vega and Cota 905 by El Coqui Paramilitary Gang in Four Years. orinocotribune.com A total of 72 families have been displaced from their homes over the last four years by members of the criminal terrorist gang that dominated Cota 905 neighborhood of Caracas until last week, according to Venezuelan law enforcement agencies. | For about four years, the leaders of the criminal gang founded by Carlos Calderón (El Vampi) took over Cota 905, and even appropriated government social programs such as CLAP. It was the gang that distributed the food boxes from the CLAP Misiones Base located in the sector, and the families that did not agree with their methods were forced to leave the area. | Such a situat…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-07-15). Fiesta de Caracas & Assassination Attempt: Popular Will Party at Forefront of Terrorism. libya360.wordpress.com Misión Verdad The president of the Venezuelan Parliament, Jorge Rodríguez, presents evidence of the connection between Popular Will and armed groups from Cota 905, El Valle and La Vega (Photo: Leonardo Fernández Viloria/Reuters At a press conference at the headquarters of the Federal Legislative Palace in Caracas, the president of Venezuela's National Assembly (AN), deputy…

Michael Jansen (2021-07-15). Renewing a Lifeline for the Hapless in Syria's Idlib. globalresearch.ca

South Front (2021-07-15). Space Odyssey 2021: The Big Failure. globalresearch.ca

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